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"I ORIGINS"
(2014) (Michael Pitt, Brit Marling) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons None
Imitative Behavior Moderate
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Mild
Tense Family Scenes Moderate
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Sci-Fi/Drama: A scientist tries to disprove religion through his research on the evolution of eyes, only to have his certainty challenged by developments he can't fully explain.
PLOT:
Ian Gray (MICHAEL PITT) is a 26-year-old PhD student who's fascinated with eyes and eyesight. He performs lab experiments on mice regarding that, and is hoping -- with the help of his lab partner/roommate Kenny (STEVEN YEUN), and new lab assistant Karen (BRIT MARLING) -- to prove that the evolution of eyes disproves religion. In particular, he and Karen strive to create eyes in a species that's never had them, something that doesn't sit that well with Ian's girlfriend, Sofi (ASTRID BERGES-FRISBEY), who has a more spiritualistic view of the world.

Years after tragedy takes her away from him, Ian is married, and his first child's eyes are scanned and reveal a startling discovery. Whereas human irises are supposed to be unique to everyone, Ian's son's match those of someone who died several years earlier.

Even more surprising is that Sofi's match those of an orphan girl, Salomina (KASHISH), living on the streets of Delhi. With his strongly held scientific beliefs now in question and wondering if something akin to reincarnation truly exists, Ian travels there, with the hopes that social worker Priya (ARCHIE PANJABI) will help him find the girl and answer the questions behind these discoveries.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens might be, especially if the subject matter intrigues them and/or if they're fans of anyone in the cast.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For some sexuality/nudity, and language.


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