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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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Robbie Pickering
12 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt O'Leary ... Raymond
Rachael Harris ... Linda
John Diehl ... Abe
Gayland Williams ... Sheila
Jon Gries ... Peter
Stephanie King Stephanie King ... Shaunice
Bernadette Perez ... Porno Nun (as Berna Roberts)
Drake Dempsey Drake Dempsey ... Porno Priest
Michael Hyland ... Handsome Doctor
Greg Grosh Greg Grosh ... Sperm Clinic Doctor (as Gregory Grosh)
Rob Huebel ... Martin
Sam Eidson ... Homeless Guy #1
Salvador Cabral Salvador Cabral ... Homeless Guy #2
Lauren Nailen Lauren Nailen ... Wigwam Clerk
Roger Hewitt Roger Hewitt ... Old Motel Clerk
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Linda White Has Found Her Son. God Help Her.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Natural Selection See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,375, 18 March 2012

Gross USA:

$55,282

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,282
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.16 (2011) See more »

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Would You?
Written and Performed by Richard Swift
Published by DanceContestWinner
Courtesy of Secretly Canadian
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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A Sweet Surprise
25 October 2019 | by GlenjaminXSee all my reviews

I was more than surprised by this film. The performance of the two main characters was authentic and moving. Linda and Raymond were both desperate and lonely people yearning for human connection. The film takes us on a whirlwind trip through powerful, unexamined emotions. A few of the supporting characters were under developed, but did not seriously detract from the movie. I was moved by the power of this little film.


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