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Natural Selection


Rated R for sexual content, language, brief graphic nudity, a beating and some drug material.

R In Theaters 03/16/2012 , 90min.
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Critic score based on 9 reviews

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May 25, 2012
It was sad, also very good ending.
March 10, 2012
Robbie Pickering had its World Premiere at SXSW where it was well-received and earned several awards. It is sort of an odd film about the struggles of damaged people. Natural Selection could be described as partially a critique of fundamentalist religion, part road trip film, and part human tragedy.

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Village Voice
Natural Selection mixes elements of "Transamerica" and the recent "Higher Ground" to tell the story of how a God-fearing fortysomething woman found the greatest love of all. Full Review
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
The results are often comical, but Pickering who made the film in tribute to his mother, the real Linda White - imbues them with faith in something, maybe dignity, maybe love, maybe just the simple human urge to keep on moving. Full Review
David Fear
Time Out New York
This writer-director still has some evolving to do. Full Review
Joe Leydon
This filmed-in-Texas road movie finds a smooth groove between self-conscious quirkiness and broadly played farce. Full Review
Michael Nordine
Slant Magazine
The film works because what it documents is less a transformation and more a return to a former, more natural state for its troubled protagonist. Full Review

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