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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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Abe
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Sheila
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Peter
Stephanie King ...
Shaunice
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Porno Nun
Drake Dempsey ...
Porno Priest
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Handsome Doctor
Greg Grosh ...
Sperm Clinic Doctor (as Gregory Grosh)
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Martin
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Homeless Guy #1
Salvador Cabral ...
Homeless Guy #2
Lauren Nailen ...
Wigwam Clerk
Roger Hewitt ...
Old Motel Clerk
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When a dutiful, albeit barren Christian housewife discovers that her devout husband has suffered a stroke at a sperm bank where he's been secretly donating his seed for the past 25 years, she leaves her sheltered world and starts off on a journey to find his eldest biological son - a mullet-headed, foul-mouthed ex-con with whom she develops an odd but meaningful relationship. Written by anonymous

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Linda White Has Found Her Son. God Help Her.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexual content, language, brief graphic nudity, a beating and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Fysiki epilogi  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,683, 30 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$48,153, 8 July 2012
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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Referenced in Bitter Party of Five: Rachael Harris (2012) See more »

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The Way Things Are
Written by Rob Bullatte
Performed by Kritikal
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Quirky comedy with moving performances in this charming indie
22 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

I was somewhat skeptical of the premise of this film (which you can read elsewhere) before I saw it. However, writer and director Robbie Pickering does a masterful job of bringing this original and surprisingly compelling story to life. His main characters are cut from starkly different backgrounds (fundamentalist Christian housewife and petty criminal/drug addict) to good comedic effect but each reveals a depth that is both genuine and touching as the story unfolds. I should also mention that the production is outstanding as well - from the pacing and the cinematography to the score. That's hardly a given for an independent film! Last but certainly not least, the acting is fantastic across the board. Rachael Harris especially shines in what I can honestly describe as an Oscar-worthy performance. I had no idea what a talent she is. I dare you to see this film and not be wildly impressed by her.


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