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« on: November 07, 2003, 10:44:10 PM »
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http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0335121/

Checked around, and there doesn't seem to be a thread for this.  Plot Outline from IMDb: A couple hope to clone their deceased son with the help of an expert in cell regeneration.

The film stars Greg Kinnear, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, and Robert De Niro, in a role that could be a return to form, from the trailer I saw.  Anyone else heard anything about it?  I'm surprised this is the first I've heard of it, and that there is no US release date yet.

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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2003, 10:50:18 PM »
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i saw a trailer for it a few months ago before cabin fever (i think).  didnt they film this one like years ago and it hasnt come out yet? or is that a wild rumor.
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2003, 10:55:45 PM »
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Trailer here.

Quote from: themodernage02
didnt they film this one like years ago and it hasnt come out yet? or is that a wild rumor.


Release Date: TBA 2004 (wide release)

Release Date Note: This movie was originally scheduled for an October, 2003 release, but it's been pushed back until sometime in 2004 to allow time for reshoots.

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

Director: Nick Hamm (The Hole, Talk of Angels, The Very Thought of You)

Screenwriter: Mark Bomback (cowriter of 1997's direct-to-video The Night Caller; next up is Die Hard 4)

Premise: After their young son, Adam (Bright), is killed in an accidental shooting, a couple (Kinnear, Romijn-Stamos) approach an expert (De Niro) in stem cell research about bringing him back to life through an experimental (and illegal) cloning and regeneration process. When Adam comes back to them, however, he's... different.
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2003, 12:41:33 AM »
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So, to state the obvious, it's a modern sci-fi take on W.W. Jacobs' "The Monkey's Paw." .... Or more of a "Pet Semetary" retread? Hmmm.

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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2003, 02:45:52 AM »
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There was a test screening here in Dallas not long ago (Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban produced the movie). Word is (from someone I know who went), it really blows, and they're going to reshoot the ending.

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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2003, 03:55:23 AM »
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I second what Ghostboy says.  I know someone who saw it, and they summed it up as 'good premise, awful movie.'

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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2003, 04:36:17 PM »
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Bloody Disgusting reports that the DeNiro thriller will hit cinemas April 30th.
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2004, 09:11:56 PM »
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There's a 4 minute clip available here:

http://209.132.218.55/godsend/godsend.html

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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2004, 05:09:20 AM »
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I really don't see why they had to introduce this mystery element. Why not make a film about the problems of cloning?

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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2004, 10:37:20 PM »
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Trailer, Interviews, and Film Clips

Release Date: April 30th, 2004
Did I just get cock-blocked by Bob Saget?

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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2004, 01:45:51 PM »
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Quote from: themodernage02
http://movies.yahoo.com/movies/feature/takinglives.html

watch the first 9 minute sof the movie there.  hey, whats with this new trend?  like, dawn of the dead is showing the first 10 minutes on usa or someplace soon and now that thing is showing theirs online.  is this good or bad?


Watch 10 Minutes of Godsend!
Source: Moviefone Thursday, April 15, 2004

Moviefone has posted an exclusive 10-minute clip from the Lions Gate Films thriller Godsend, which hits theaters on April 30.

Directed by Nick Hamm, the film stars Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and Greg Kinnear as devoted parents who are willing to do anything to resurrect their beloved son, Adam, who was tragically killed in a freak accident.

In the clip, the cloned Adam (Cameron Bright) begins to act strangely and his parents have reason to worry.

10 MINUTE CLIP
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2004, 08:46:04 PM »
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I saw this movie last night.  I was, to put it mildly, thouroughly dissapointed.  It started out strong and naturally had a fantastic premise, but as the film wore on flaws became apparent.  I won't give away anything (because there's no use in trying to highlight any of the strong points since there are none).  And to add insult to injury they left it open for a sequel!
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2004, 10:50:54 PM »
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to be titled Godsent
Did I just get cock-blocked by Bob Saget?

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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2004, 11:11:02 PM »
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:lol:
more than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. one path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. the other, to total extinction. let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
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« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2004, 12:21:41 AM »
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another case of a strong premise going down the tubes :(

Deniro good even on autopilot, and the (to me) excellent Kinnear doing his best with what he was given make for a watchable even engaging movie, but during the third act it just falls apart IMO.
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