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Natural Selection (2011)

 -  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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16 March 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fysiki epilogi  »

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$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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Hamptahn's Lullaby
Written by Carter W. King and Daniel H. Womack
Performed by Futurebirds
Courtesy of Autumn Tone Records
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Great film!
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Wow, I was pleasantly surprised by this film. I wasn't expecting much, and it held my attention and kept me engaged throughout. The characterization is quiet and powerful, and the writing is excellent. Not really predictable at all, which made it refreshing. A great, subtle blend of comedy and drama.

This is a very strong feature directorial debut for Pickering, who also wrote the film. (He has another film in pre-pro for release next year – I will most definitely make a note to see it). Very textured story, great writing, with lots of great metaphors and offers many poignant critiques of gray areas of culture, religion, and relationships. The acting, editing, and score are also excellent.


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