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A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.

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Mike Cahill

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Mike Cahill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Pitt ... Ian
Steven Yeun ... Kenny
Astrid Bergès-Frisbey ... Sofi
Brit Marling ... Karen
Dorien Makhloghi Dorien Makhloghi ... 7-Eleven Attendant
Charles Woods Gray ... Marriage Clerk (as Charles W. Gray)
John Schiumo John Schiumo ... TV Anchor
Farasha Baylock Farasha Baylock ... Posh Waitress
Ako ... Nurse
Christopher Santamaria Christopher Santamaria ... Baby Tobias
Sebastian Santamaria Sebastian Santamaria ... Baby Tobias
Cara Seymour ... Dr. Simmons
Rhonda Ayers ... Waitress
Crystal Anne Dickinson Crystal Anne Dickinson ... Julie Dairy
Venida Evans ... Margaret Dairy
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Storyline

I Origins begins when graduate student, Ian Gray, is researching the evolution of human eyes with Karen and Kenny, in order to prove that eyes have evolved instead of "appeared" as creationists claim. His fascination with eyes takes him into areas that have profound personal and cultural consequences. Written by Nebzyl and Blue Coronet

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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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English | Hindi

Release Date:

19 September 2014 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

O Universo no Olhar See more »

Filming Locations:

Brooklyn, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,652, 20 July 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$334,658, 15 August 2014
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Dolby

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2.39:1
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Trivia

At the scene that starts in seven eleven and afterwards in the bus, 11s are shown everywhere and the scene ends with two eyes. This could be a reference to 11 as well since the word "eye" is pronounced as the word "I", and II can be read as 11. See more »

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As a biologist, Ian would know that the natural world has many types of eyes, so there's no one evolutionary path from a single ancestor. He also regards human eyes as exhibiting the best vision, when for example predatory birds have far superior eyesight, and some animals can also sense light in the ultraviolet or infrared. See more »

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[first lines]
Ian: Every living person on this planet has their own unique pair eyes. Each their own universe. My name is Doctor Ian Gray. I'm a father, and husband, and I'm a scientist. When I was a child, I realized that the camera was designed exactly like the human eye, taking in light through a lens, forming it into images. I began taking as many pictures of eyes as I possibly could. I'd like to tell you the story of the eyes that changed my world.
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References Zoolander (2001) See more »

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complete lack of logic
21 December 2014 | by joakim_swedbergSee all my reviews

I do not usually leave reviews but in this case I have to. As a molecular biologist I have never seen a movie (i have seen many) that fail so completely to even conform with high-school level biology. The acting is great, the idea behind the movie is interesting, but the dialog is completely nonsense. Even a first year university student would laugh or cry. The terminology used does not relate to the subjects discussed in any way. Its like saying "I'm going to drive this bout up the highway, then take left to the moon". If you can handle this gibberish, the drama is good. I just wish they made more out of a great idea, There is no problem with the concept, just that the dialog is completely senseless.


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