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Inconceivable (2008)

A satirical drama about the test-tube baby industry.


Mary McGuckian


Mary McGuckian (based on a script by), Lothaire Bluteau (devised in collaboration with) | 11 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lothaire Bluteau ... Malcolm Blay
David Alpay ... Mark Henderson
David Sutcliffe ... Jon Du Bose
Michael Eklund ... Marlon Bell
Nicholas Campbell ... Jonathan Banks
Kerri Parker Kerri Parker ... Receptionist
Jordi Mollà ... Victor - The Clinical Coordinator (as Jordi Molla)
Colm Feore ... Dr. Jackson Charles 'Jack' Freeman
Kerry Fox ... Kay Stephenson
Jennifer Tilly ... Salome 'Sally' Marsh
Lik-Chung Li Lik-Chung Li ... Lab Technician #1
Sunny Sharma Sunny Sharma ... Lab Technician #2
Majread Daily Majread Daily ... Nurse #1
Geraldine Chaplin ... Frances Church-Chappel
Andie MacDowell ... Charlotte 'Lottie' Louise Du Bose (as Andie Macdowell)
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The inconceivable can happen with A.R.T. (assisted reproductive technology). An explosive investigation of the fastest growing sectors of medical and pharmaceutical industries; ART in Las Vegas asks 'what if' when something entirely 'inconceivable' comes to pass... Written by Anonymous

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Both Rupert Graves and Elizabeth McGovern described this film as their worst ever job, in separate interviews to the UK Guardian Newspaper. See more »


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A Medical Anomaly
7 April 2019 | by zlarvixenSee all my reviews

This film's plot struck me as very unique and almost nightmarish. The atmosphere created by the editing and camera work really felt overpowering, as if I were watching a psychological thriller rather than a satirical drama. The structure of the choreography was something I've never seen in any other film, and the mysterious aura that is created around the Doctor played by Colm Feore really tingled my skin.

His charisma was evident from the beginning, but something about him from the split second he started talking told me he's up to something sinister. This movie honestly could've done a better job to make the end result more unpredictable, because I'll be damned if there's someone who couldn't figure it all out by the time it reached halfway. The ten patients had an interesting cast, but they had very little to work with as the repetition of their seemingly identical experiences only gave way to highlight their hollowness as characters in general.

The fact that it's set in Las Vegas seemed very out of place, due to the gambling and money scamming reputation known for the city. Of course, this might have been a dead giveaway that something was up. The fact that a movie reaching just under 2 hours would only be about whether conceiving a baby was medically possible seemed too simplistic, so I knew that there must be some villainous twist to its story.

Overall, it was a pretty bland film. Its theme had potential, but the way its been carried out did not seem to be that effective. The ending just made me think how childish and incompetent the Doctor was for all of this, considering it was the purpose for his profession. It had no deeper meaning to it, just the fact that things aren't always what they appear to be. The kind of plot that would work better as a short story rather than an actual 2 hour long film.

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Release Date:

18 June 2008 (Italy) See more »

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Art in Las Vegas See more »

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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