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Birthmarked (2018)

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Two scientists raise 3 children contrarily to their genetic tendencies to prove the ultimate power of nurture over nature.

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Marc Tulin, Marc Tulin (story) | 1 more credit »
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Matthew Goode ... Ben
Toni Collette ... Catherine
Andreas Apergis ... Samsonov
Jordan Poole ... Luke
Megan O'Kelly ... Maya
Anton Gillis-Adelman ... Maurice
Michael Smiley ... Gertz
Fionnula Flanagan ... Mrs. Tridek
Suzanne Clément ... Dr. Julie Bouchard
Vincent Hoss-Desmarais ... Henry Morin
Tyrone Benskin ... Dr. Metcalfe
Brent Skagford ... Teacher Duggins
Cat Lemieux ... Female Scientist #1
Owen Bruemmer Owen Bruemmer ... Ben 12 years old
Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais ... Male Scientist #2
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In 1977, two respected scientists, Ben Morin and his wife Catherine quit their jobs at the university to conduct an experiment they think will revolutionize our understanding of human identity. The project aims to raise three children contrarily to their genetic predispositions to prove the ultimate power of nurture over nature. They want to prove that everyone has the same potential to become anything. Maya, a newborn girl adopted from two feebleminded parents, is raised to be smart, while Maurice, a newborn boy adopted from two anger-prone parents, is raised to be a pacifist. Finally, their own biological son Luke, who comes from a long lineage of scientific brains, is raised to become a revered artist. The experiment will reveal little scientific truth, but rather lead Ben and Catherine to discover the true value of family. Written by Marc Tulin

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You Can't Always Raise Who You Want See more »

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Canada

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English

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30 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Co z nich wyrośnie? See more »

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Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Item 7,Parallel See more »
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Written by Thomas Walsh
Performed by Pugwash
Published by SonyATV
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Welm done social science comedy
5 November 2018 | by quevaalSee all my reviews

This movie is a lot better than what the current rating of 5.7 suggests. I think to fully be able to enjoy it, you need to be familiar with the nature / nurture debate and also enjoy the somewhat dark comedy. You can not expect the science to be sound. Helium does not explode, and the experiments would be a failure from start to finish in real life. Still, there are actually people who think that nurture is everything and the movie is best seen as playing around with this idea plus some added drama and warmth.


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