Natural Selection
Natural Selection (2012)

Linda White (Rachael Harris), a devoted Christian housewife, leads a sheltered existence in suburban Texas. Her world is turned upside-down when she discovers that her dying husband, Abe, has a 23-year old illegitimate son named Raymond… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 16, 2012
DVD Release Date: November 13, 2012
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

In the evolutionary spectrum of cinema, "Natural Selection" is like the duck-billed platypus, pretending to be warm-blooded but more than a little fowl.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

[Harris is] the big reason that "Natural Selection" is so engaging.

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Brian Orndorf

Previously cornered in mousy or sarcastic roles, Harris is challenged by Natural Selection, bringing out the best in the actress, who I hope is offered more juicy dramatic opportunities like this.

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

[Harris is] the one good thing in "Natural Selection."

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

In Harris' hands, Linda is guileless but believable, her smile so worn and wary that it almost hurts to see it.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Lame indie comedy.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

However gritty this indie comedy may look (cinematographer Steve Calitri seems to be aping William Eggleston's photographs of the American south), it isn't all that different from an Adam Sandler vehicle.

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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle

A coming-of-age portrait of a sweet, innocent, middle-aged Christian woman who bursts through the confines of a sexless marriage.

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Brent Simon

A cracked road trip, marked by a pair of arresting leads turns, shot through with good intention but lacking in either deft enough execution or a tonal commitment one way or another that would tip it toward honest recommendation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
Noticing her husband Abe(John Diehl, of "The Shield") at full mast in bed one morning, Linda(Rachael Harris) tries to initiate things but he stops her… More
Jesse Ortega
It's a shame this movie has gone fairly unnoticed since Rachael Harris turns in a pretty tremendous performance as this repressed woman whose husband has… More