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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
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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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Also Known As:

Fysiki epilogi  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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 Bitter Party of Five: Rachael Harris (2012) See more »

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Abide With Me Church Organ
Music by William H. Monk and lyrics by Henry F. Lyte
Performed by Bobby Cole
Arranged by Bobby Cole
Published by AudioSparx (ASCAP)
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..what a film makes at the box office has little relation to its true worth
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The sign of a great actor is to make their performance appear so effortless and natural there is little doubt they completely reflect the person they portray. There are a couple of great performances in this movie, but the one by Rachael Harris.. bit.ly/13oKWjl .. is just off the charts. Natural Selection would not be a movie receiving a lot of mainstream recognition, and that's a shame, for it is an absolutely wonderful little film, featuring one of the finest performances you're likely to see in awhile... hats off to Rachael !! PS.. The film so impressed critic Roger Ebert that he showed the film at Ebertfest in 2011 and granted it three and a half out of four stars.


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