“Birthmarked” is loosely based on a real case. A married team of researchers works with their biological son and adopted children to test the idea of nature vs. nuture. Can they make a dumb kid smart? Can they make a violent kid into a pacifist? While this would be fascinating to see as a documentary, the fictional narrative feels like a half-cooked idea. Toni Collette continues to slay in roles too good for their respective movies. However, the film feels like a couple of good ideas with no place to go. I’d recommend a stream at least.
- 1 hr and 30 mins
- Not Rated
- Vertical Entertainment
RELEASE DATE: 3/30/18
The Plot Thus Far
When two respected scientists quit their jobs at a prestigious university and tackle their biggest experiment to date – parenthood! Raising three children against their genetic predispositions, they seek to prove that everyone has the same potential to become anything they choose. The big question being, are we born as we are, or can we blame our parents for who we become? Hilarity ensues as this unconventional family soon discovers the ultimate power of nurture over nature.
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