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Natural Selection (2011)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 16 March 2012 (USA)
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Having discovered that her dying husband has an illegitimate child living in Florida, a devout Christian housewife leaves her sheltered world on a mission to reunite father and son.

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Raymond
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Abe
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Sheila
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Peter
Stephanie King ...
Shaunice
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Porno Nun
Drake Dempsey ...
Porno Priest
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Handsome Doctor
Greg Grosh ...
Sperm Clinic Doctor (as Gregory Grosh)
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Martin
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Homeless Guy #1
Salvador Cabral ...
Homeless Guy #2
Lauren Nailen ...
Wigwam Clerk
Roger Hewitt ...
Old Motel Clerk
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When a dutiful, albeit barren Christian housewife discovers that her devout husband has suffered a stroke at a sperm bank where he's been secretly donating his seed for the past 25 years, she leaves her sheltered world and starts off on a journey to find his eldest biological son - a mullet-headed, foul-mouthed ex-con with whom she develops an odd but meaningful relationship. Written by anonymous

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Linda White Has Found Her Son. God Help Her.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexual content, language, brief graphic nudity, a beating and some drug material | See all certifications »

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$3,683 (USA) (30 March 2012)

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$48,153 (USA) (6 July 2012)
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When Linda asks Raymond in her car if he's in some kind of trouble, the camera cuts away a few times to her reaction, and it's obvious she's reacting to a different actor with a much darker beard. See more »

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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.16 (2011) See more »

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Pretty Little Dreamer
Written and Performed by Grey DeLisle
Published by Wet Pony Music (ASCAP)
Administered by Bug Music
Courtesy of Sugar Hill Records, a Welk Music Group Company
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Rachael Harris is a revelation
16 December 2012 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

An okay indie flick bolstered by a fantastic lead performance by comedienne Rachael Harris. Harris is probably best known for playing Ed Helms' wife in The Hangover, or perhaps for her appearances on The Daily Show or VH1's I Love the '70s/80s/whatever. One could never have predicted the depth she gives to her character here. She plays a sexless, Christian housewife whose husband (John Diehl) suffers from a stroke. It comes to light that, though he refuses to sleep with her, he frequents the local sperm bank. Harris feels betrayed, but her husband is at death's door, so she attempts to forgive him. He mutters, perhaps from delirium, that she needs to find a long lost son, and she sets out to find the young man. Matt O'Leary plays the drug addict she finds, and, attempting to escape the sheriff, he takes off with her on a road trip. O'Leary is quite good himself, but, again, it's Harris' movie. The film starts off a little snarky about the whole situation, but Harris takes her character's dilemma seriously and plays her as a woman in deep emotional turmoil. The film is a dramedy, and it's often very funny. But Harris' dramatic moments are the ones you're going to remember. She's a true revelation here, turning in one of the best performances of the year.


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