In Birthmarked, a couple embark on an epic study of their own kids, two adopted and one that's biologically theirs, attempting to raise them into predetermined types of people despite their genetic backgrounds.
Joining the long line of movies that aren’t scientifically feasible is Birthmarked, whose very premise sets it firmly in the realm of fiction.
In the film, a couple embark on an epic study of their own kids, two adopted and one that’s biologically theirs, attempting to raise them into predetermined types of people despite their genetic backgrounds.
Yeah, the ethics of such human experimentation would get the study thrown out immediately, not to mention the paltry sample size would make it almost useless, but then again, people have done worse things in the name of science.
So let’s roll with it for the sake of comedy and a little bit of family insight, which seems to be the modest aims of this film from its trailer. There’s fun to be had with affable silliness, and all of the characters involved in this endeavor fit that bill precisely.
The pairing of Toni Collette and Matthew Goode as the parents promises two sturdy comedic presences, and the presumably bumbling enablers around them are filled out by familiar character actors including Michael Smiley and Suzanne Clément.
This marks the second feature for director Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais, who is looking to improve upon his tepidly received thriller Whitewash. A change in genre just might do the trick, and he’s got the cast to see his vision through.
Birthmarked is directed by Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais and stars Toni Collette and Matthew Goode. It will be released in the U.S. on March 30th, 2018. For further release dates, click here.
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