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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 ... 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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Comedy

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Crucify Your Mind
Written by Rodriguez (as Sixto Rodriguez)
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Nowhere near as funny or engaging as it should have veen
15 October 2020 | by MGPT80See all my reviews

An interesting concept but let down by a poorly constructed script, underwhelming lead performances and a lot of gags that completely miss the mark.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Birthmarked See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Item 7, Parallel See more »
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2.35 : 1
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