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Inconceivable (2008)

A satirical drama about the test-tube baby industry.

Director:

Mary McGuckian

Writers:

Mary McGuckian (based on a script by), Lothaire Bluteau (devised in collaboration with) | 11 more credits »
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 2008 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Art in Las Vegas See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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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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Compelling and Confusing
9 December 2016 | by Randy CliffSee all my reviews

Inconceivable is not a movie I had heard of before but Jennifer Tilly draws my attention. This production style has ten individuals or pairings of clinic patients interact as a group, and we are invited to watch the story unfold in an asynchronous presentation. The group have an unrealistic conception success rate and a medical review takes the viewers back and forth through several months of these peoples lives.

I found myself often confused where I was in the story and every time the setting changes, the experiences of all ten are displayed. I'm looking for the differences for the differences of feelings or responses from the ten, but mostly wondered why does the movie want me to watch all ten going through basically the same motions. This repetition maybe the only reason the movie is compelling at all.

Ultimately the movie feels like it's 20 minutes too long. The Las Vegas setting feels like a silly place for a fertility clinic unless the satire of the story is trying to make concept of taking a gamble more conspicuous. There is little which is believable about the story, and maybe that was an intention point -- we should be cautious about any technologies involving life and death choices.

While I can't really recommend anyone search out this title, it was a satisfying distraction for an afternoon.


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