Natural Selection (2012) Synopsis
A sheltered housewife learns that her dying husband has a 23-year-old illegitimate son.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Linda is a truly good woman, and Rachael Harris' performance illuminates Natural Selection.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Best known as Ed Helms' nagging fiancée in "The Hangover," Harris is just perfect without ever looking down on Linda's faith in God and...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The results are often comical, but Pickering who made the film in tribute to his mother, the real Linda White - imbues them with faith in...
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Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
An intriguing and intelligent first effort from indie filmmaker Robbie Pickering, digs deep into the heart of Texas for its soulful tale of...
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Slant Magazine

By Michael Nordine
The film works because what it documents is less a transformation and more a return to a former, more natural state for its troubled...
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Village Voice

Natural Selection mixes elements of "Transamerica" and the recent "Higher Ground" to tell the story of how a God-fearing fortysomething...
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The Hollywood Reporter

As cartoonish as much of this is, Pickering's story is refreshing in its refusal to paint all Christians with the same brush,
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Snark is not art. In the evolutionary spectrum of cinema, Natural Selection is like the duck-billed platypus, pretending to be warm-blooded...
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Time Out New York

By David Fear
This writer-director still has some evolving to do.
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Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
The movie has elements of road picture, social satire, and odd-couple romance, but mostly it's about lack of pacing and tone. Somewhere very...
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Great film

By abostroy
Rachael Harris is amazing....

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Rated R | For Sexual Content, A Beating, Language, Brief Graphic Nudity and Some Drug Material