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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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Robbie Pickering
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt O'Leary ... Raymond
Rachael Harris ... Linda
John Diehl ... Abe
Gayland Williams ... Sheila
Jon Gries ... Peter
Stephanie King Stephanie King ... Shaunice
Berna Roberts ... Porno Nun
Drake Dempsey Drake Dempsey ... Porno Priest
Michael Hyland ... Handsome Doctor
Greg Grosh Greg Grosh ... Sperm Clinic Doctor (as Gregory Grosh)
Rob Huebel ... Martin
Sam Eidson ... Homeless Guy #1
Salvador Cabral Salvador Cabral ... Homeless Guy #2
Lauren Nailen Lauren Nailen ... Wigwam Clerk
Roger Hewitt Roger Hewitt ... Old Motel Clerk
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fysiki epilogi See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,683, 30 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$48,153, 8 July 2012
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Best Medicine Productions See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

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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Semper Fidelis
Performed by The Apollo Symphony Orchestra
Composed by John Philip Sousa
Arranged by Chris Worth (BMI)
Published by Perfect Solution Music (BMI)
Courtesy of www.StockMusicSite.com
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..what a film makes at the box office has little relation to its true worth
28 October 2014 | by bjariasSee all my reviews

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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