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I Origins (2014)

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A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.

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Mike Cahill

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Mike Cahill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Pitt ... Ian
Steven Yeun ... Kenny
Astrid Bergès-Frisbey ... Sofi
Brit Marling ... Karen
Dorien Makhloghi Dorien Makhloghi ... 7-Eleven Attendant
Charles Woods Gray ... Marriage Clerk (as Charles W. Gray)
John Schiumo John Schiumo ... TV Anchor
Farasha Baylock Farasha Baylock ... Posh Waitress
Ako ... Nurse
Christopher Santamaria Christopher Santamaria ... Baby Tobias
Sebastian Santamaria Sebastian Santamaria ... Baby Tobias
Cara Seymour ... Dr. Simmons
Rhonda Ayers ... Waitress
Crystal Dickinson Crystal Dickinson ... Julie Dairy (as Crystal Anne Dickinson)
Venida Evans ... Margaret Dairy
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Storyline

I Origins begins when graduate student, Ian Gray, is researching the evolution of human eyes with Karen and Kenny, in order to prove that eyes have evolved instead of "appeared" as creationists claim. His fascination with eyes takes him into areas that have profound personal and cultural consequences. Written by Nebzyl and Blue Coronet

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality/nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hindi

Release Date:

19 September 2014 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

O Universo no Olhar See more »

Filming Locations:

Brooklyn, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,652, 20 July 2014

Gross USA:

$336,472

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$481,234
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Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Trivia

The famous National Geographic cover of the Afghan girl whose eyes mesmerized the world and who was found years later makes a cameo in the film. See more »

Goofs

Karen says the results from Salomina's test lie "within standard margin". However, one can not calculate the unbiased sample variance of one-sample sets and, hence, you can not know whether a result from a single test lies within any kind of confidence intervals or margins. In fact, the empirical variance of one-sample-sets is a sort of running gag among statisticians. Researchers with even the slightest background in statistics, let alone the internationally-known empirical scientists, would never say such a thing nor would they abandon such a promising project based on only one interview. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ian: Every living person on this planet has their own unique pair of eyes. Each their own universe. My name is Doctor Ian Gray. I'm a father, and husband, and I'm a scientist. When I was a child, I realized that the camera was designed exactly like the human eye, taking in light through a lens, forming it into images. I began taking as many pictures of eyes as I possibly could. I'd like to tell you the story of the eyes that changed my world.
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After the credits, there is a scene depicting the beginning of the process of matching up famous historical figures' eyes with living people's eyes. See more »


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Written by Adrian Sherwood & Burnell Anderson
Performed by African Head Charge
Courtesy of On-U Sound Records & Music Ltd.
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Another Another Earth
24 December 2014 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

Mike Cahill creates another low budget low key fantasy film, using some of the same actors as in Another Earth, and again he succeeds in producing something intriguing. I watched Another Earth and I really liked it, because it didn't just publish an idea, but it built and grew its characters, reaching the underwhelming, but thought provoking ending. I liked I Origins for the same reasons, but truth be said, it's just not as good. If you watched this film and liked it, you will love Another Earth.

The story is difficult to explain without spoiling the basic plot. Let's just say it is a journey of discovery for the main character. The film starts with a really slow pace and much of what happens in the first half is just character exposition, rather than development. That may put some people off. However it is important to understand all characters to get the film, and they are all rather interesting and original, not tired clichés. I liked that.

So basically you get a well done, well acted movie, involving interesting characters in an intriguing story. What else do you need? With a cast like Michael Pitt and Brit Marling, it feels like the indie film that it is, but I thought it was clearly worth watching. Some scenes could have been removed to make the movie last less than the full two hours, but they do develop the characters and pull the viewer into their story a little.


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