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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
12 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt O'Leary ... Raymond / Abe's son
Rachael Harris ... Linda / wife
John Diehl ... Abe / husband
Gayland Williams ... Sheila / Peter's wife
Jon Gries ... Peter / priest
Stephanie King Stephanie King ... Shaunice
Bernadette Perez ... Porno Nun (as Berna Roberts)
Drake Dempsey Drake Dempsey ... Porno Priest
Michael Hyland ... Handsome Doctor
Greg Grosh Greg Grosh ... Sperm Clinic Doctor (as Gregory Grosh)
Rob Huebel ... Martin / recepionist
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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Linda White, a barren Christian housewife, leads a sheltered existence in suburban Texas. Her world is turned upside-down when she discovers that her dying husband, Abe, has a 23-year-old illegitimate son named Raymond living in Florida. Somewhere on the edge of guilt and loneliness, Linda grants Abe's final wish and sets off on a quixotic journey to find Raymond and bring him back before her husband passes away. Along the way, Linda's wonderfully bizarre relationship with Raymond will teach her more about herself than she ever imagined possible and force her to come to terms with her troubled past. Written by Wiki

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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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Did You Know?

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.16 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

This is Your Time
Performed and Composed by Marsha Stevens-Pino
Published by AudioSparx (ASCAP)
Courtesy of www.StockMusicSite.com
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User Reviews

 
A great movie, that took me by surprise
22 January 2017 | by loumiles-25568See all my reviews

natural selection - my friend picked this film to watch, and it looked like a slapstick comedy, luckily for me it wasn't. i was not familiar with the actors, but thought all the performances were excellent. this film has a lot of heart, its quirky, but not in a pretentious way. an excellent movie about love and relationships. i found the movie touching sad funny and never knew how the film would end, right up until the credits started to roll. i recommend this movie to just about everyone. if you track it down, grab it you maybe as surprised as i was. fantastic drama comedy, that is as good as any movie with the big budget and big stars.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,375, 18 March 2012

Gross USA:

$55,282

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,282
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2.35 : 1
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