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Godsend
     

Godsend

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Director: Nick Hamm, Greg Kinnear, Rebecca Romijn, Robert De Niro

Cast: Nick Hamm, Greg Kinnear, Rebecca Romijn, Robert De Niro

 

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Paul (Greg Kinnear) and Jessie Duncan (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) have barely begun the grieving process when Dr. Richard Wells (Robert De Niro) attends the funeral of the Duncans' eight-year-old son, Adam (Cameron Bright), with a pressing question in tow. Head of the Godsend Fertility Clinic, Dr. Wells claims he can use Adam's rapidly dying cells to clone a replica of

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Paul (Greg Kinnear) and Jessie Duncan (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) have barely begun the grieving process when Dr. Richard Wells (Robert De Niro) attends the funeral of the Duncans' eight-year-old son, Adam (Cameron Bright), with a pressing question in tow. Head of the Godsend Fertility Clinic, Dr. Wells claims he can use Adam's rapidly dying cells to clone a replica of the boy, though the necessary DNA will only be viable for another 24 hours. The process in itself is completely illegal; not only must Jessie and Paul be forced to relocate, but they will also be forced to sever all ties with friends and family in order to ensure the secret remains so. Within the space of a day, the Duncans consider the legal and ethical implications of such a procedure, ultimately deciding that their love for Adam is enough to trump the law and any high-minded philosophical questions. After resettling in an idyllic town near Dr. Wells' clinic, Jessie is impregnated with the late Adam's living cells, while Paul is given a beautiful home and a more than suitable job. Shortly afterward, the new Adam -- seemingly identical to the original Adam in every way -- is born and lives a life quite similar to his predecessor until the morning of his eighth birthday. A series of night terrors is the first thing to disturb the Duncans' otherwise serene lifestyle. Adam's violent visions eventually mutate to ill temper, and an aura of menace permeates the aura of a boy who had otherwise been sweetness incarnate from the day of his birth. Eventually, Paul discovers that Dr. Wells is not a pediatrician, but a geneticist, and that their playing God may have been a Faustian bargain of epic proportions. ~ Tracie Cooper

Product Details

Release Date:
08/17/2004
UPC:
0031398163220
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Lions Gate

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Greg Kinnear Paul Duncan
Rebecca Romijn Jessie Duncan
Robert De Niro Dr. Richard Wells
Cameron Bright Adam Duncan
Marcia Bennett Principal Hersch
Zoie Palmer Susan Pierce
Janet Bailey Cora Williams
Devon Bostick Zachary Clark Wells
Jenny Levine Sandra Shaw
Deborah Odell Tanya
Raoul Bhaneja Samir Miklat
Elle Downs Clara Sandler
Merwin Mondesir Maurice
Jake Simons Dan Sandler

Technical Credits
Nick Hamm Director
Mark Bomback Co-producer,Screenwriter
Christopher Briggs Associate Producer
Michael Burns Executive Producer
Marc Butan Producer
Mark Canton Executive Producer
Mark Cuban Executive Producer
Jon Feltheimer Executive Producer
Stephanie Gorin Casting
Arvinder Grewal Art Director
Sarah Halley-Finn Casting
Randi Hiller Casting
Niven Howie Editor
Nigel Hutchins Set Decoration/Design
Eric Kopeloff Executive Producer
Doug Kraner Production Designer
Nicholas Lepage Art Director
Suzanne McCabe Costumes/Costume Designer
Bill McMillan Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Mirkovich Editor
Laurie Mirsky Art Director
Steve Mitchell Co-producer
Kramer Morgenthau Cinematographer
Sean O'Keefe Producer
Robert Ortiz Associate Producer
Michael Paseornek Executive Producer
Cathy Schulman Producer
Brian Tyler Score Composer
Todd Wagner Executive Producer

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Godsend 2.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... Out of Valiums? Rent this movie, it'll do the trick. Nuf Said
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of those movies that appears to have a lot of potential to be intriguing and compelling. An attractive, loving couple loses their angelic son in a tragic accident. The eccentric, charismatic scientist offers them a miraculous, if highly questionable, chance to reclaim him. An intriguing plot dominated by some good old-fashioned surprises and a general descent into uneasiness. I'm not going to give away the 'twist', since some of you will want to see it, but I will say this: don't waste your time. You will probably feel ripped off, gypped, and betrayed by the easy cheapness of the 'resolution' of this story, which could have been so much more if the writers had a bit more imagination. De Niro shows up as the obligatory 'savior with a dark side' and phones in his performance. Greg Kinnear is a talented actor and tries his best to hold on. He has a few moments of genuine anguish. Rebecca R-S is surprisingly good as the mom whose idyllic life slowly deteriorates from beneath. But the movie just doesn't work, and we were left with the feeling of having been manipulated into caring for characters in a story that is so flawed as to be laughable, except we weren't laughing: we were so thoroughly annoyed with the whole proceedings that we were not, unfortunately, in the least bit amused.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I always thought that cloning would be awesome and fun. I imagined a little army of me hanging out cause i do not have anyone else to hang with. I heard it only costs a few grand a clone and i was saving up. But after this movie I realized that cloning has its downfall. Oh Yeah this is Pacino's best since Godfather 3
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must agree that this movie is a waste. It could have been better. The script was boring and uncreative as if the writers woke up late one morning and found a message from the producers that the dead line is in an hour. Basically, the plot and the lines were a work of an amateur. The characters in this movie were the dullest I've seen. They were stupid, if I'm permitted to say. The editing was not too bad, and the direction was forced for fast production. The only thing I enjoyed was the title: Is it God send, or is it God's end? The moral issue of this piece is enlighting to some people, but you'd know about this discussion if you took a biology class, for example. I'm sorry Bobby De Niro, alongside other good actors, got involved in such a travesty. I appreciate the movie trying to make a point. However, the movie failed in proving the claim. Besides, nothing in this film that hasn't been done before.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago