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Self/less (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 10 July 2015 (USA)
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A dying real estate mogul transfers his consciousness into a healthy young body, but soon finds that neither the procedure nor the company that performed it are quite what they seem.


Tarsem Singh
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Young Damian
Natalie Martinez ... Madeline
Matthew Goode ... Albright
Ben Kingsley ... Damian
Victor Garber ... Martin
Derek Luke ... Anton
Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen ... Anna
Melora Hardin ... Judy
Michelle Dockery ... Claire
Sam Page ... Carl
Brendan McCarthy ... Anton 2
Thomas Francis Murphy ... Dr. Jensen
Sandra Ellis Lafferty ... Phyllis Jensen
Emily Tremaine ... Mallory
Griff Furst ... EMT #1


An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


God created man. Man created immortality. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, some sexuality, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Selfless See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,379,000, 12 July 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,276,810, 23 August 2015
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ryan Reynolds and Sir Ben Kingsley appeared in Marvel movies. Kingsley appeared in Iron Man 3 (2013), and Reynolds appeared in Deadpool (2016), Deadpool 2 (2018), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and Blade: Trinity (2004). See more »


Near the beginning of the movie, the make of the black SUV tailing Damian changes from Chevrolet to GMC depending on the camera's point of view. Very noticeable as the two makes mainly differ in the front grille area which is very prominent. See more »


Albright: That was his choice, the only way to save his kid.
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Jensen Is Albright
Written and Performed by Antônio Pinto and Dudu Aram
Released by Varese Sarabande Records LLC, USA
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Mind swapping thrills n' chills FUN!
10 July 2015 | by stevepat99See all my reviews

This IMDb synopsis is accurate and a good starting point: Billionaire Damian Hale has terminal cancer. He turns to a radical medical procedure called "shedding," in which his consciousness is transferred to a healthy body. After the procedure, Damian, now called Edward, starts a new life in New Orleans but is plagued by disturbing images. When he delves into Edward's mysterious origin, he learns that some will kill to keep it secret.

My buddy and I, both long time film buffs of multi-genres yearn for decent sci-fi thrillers that are well written and directed, leave us guessing here and there via plot twists and turns, includes necessary action, murder and mayhem and a credible Mr. Evil. This film delivers 116 minutes of story, acting, production value and pure cinema sci-fi thrilling FUN.

We were both thumbs-up entertained by one of Ryan Reynolds best efforts plus a fine supporting cast including Mr. Evil (Albright). Our usual post film discussion of plot holes was minimal given the original, well crafted screenplay. That is not to say we did not suspend belief as is the case with many of our best action/Sci-Fi films. A major section of the film, with some of its best action sequences, reminded me of my favorite scenes in Bourne Legacy.

With all the above said there was yet room for disturbed, romantic relationships and one cute kid spitting out all her needed lines.

Production value gives us some fun shots of New Orleans, area mansions and a finale 'home' in a spectacular locale.

There have been so many mind invasion/transfer films that our expectations for something original with thrills, excitement and pathos were low. We left the theater smiling for the simple reason that we were both thoroughly entertained.

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