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Dr. Ian Gray (Michael Pitt) is a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the eye, along with his lab partner, Karen (Brit Marling). After a tragic romance with an exotic young woman (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey), Ian’s analytical nature is put to the ultimate test, triggering a chain of events that leads to a stunning discovery years later...one that may unlock the greatest mysteries.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Writer-director Mike Cahill remains an intriguingly ambitious talent, but with the uneven sci-fi drama I Origins, his reach exceeds his grasp.
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Common Sense Says
Heartfelt sci-fi has interesting ideas, some language, sex.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that I Origins is a science-fiction romance that raises some fairly heady spiritual, supernatural, and metaphysical ideas, though it does so in a simple, heartfelt way. A character dies in a fairly gruesome way, and some blood is shown, though much of the gore is kept off screen. Formaldehyde is accidentally splashed in a character's eyes, and characters get angry and throw fits. Couples kiss and have sex, and there's a brief scene of female toplessness. Language isn't frequent but does include more than one use of "f--k" and "s--t." A main character smokes cigarettes, and characters drink on several occasions. One supporting character is called on his excessive vodka drinking. Some brand names (Mentos candy, Lancome perfume, etc.) are mentioned and become thematic devices.
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- Genre:Sci-Fi, Drama
- Release Date:July 18, 2014
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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