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Natural Selection

18 Dec

natural selectionAsked by her dying husband to locate a boy he fathered through a sperm donation decades ago, a repressed housewife sets out on a wild road trip, shedding her strict morals and making an unlikely connection with her husband’s troubled son. (Netflix)

I was drawn to this because of the two leads. I’m used to seeing Rachel Harris as a witty tv comedian, and as for Matt O’Leary, I remember him as Gary Giggles from the Spy Kids movies and from Frailty, the creepy Bill Paxton movie. And on that regard, both of them delivered,  Raymond is a super complex character, and O’Leary handled it well. The whole thing really belongs to Harris though. I thought she was fantastic. Her character had such a clear arc and story and I really enjoyed watching her. The overall story is interesting, and while there are some pacing issues, and there are a couple off the wall plot points, it held my attention for the most part. Also, the ending is really satisfying. It was the most realistic and it totally works. Not a bad indie dramaedy if you’re looking for one.

6/10

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