Toni Collette & Matthew Goode learn that Family is an Experiment You Can’t Control in ‘Birthmarked’ (Trailer)



“My foundation has invested in scientific endeavor of all kinds, as scientists it’s your duty to teach us to see the world a different way.” “We want to raise our soon to be born child and two other kids contrarily to their genetics.” ‘Birthmarked’ follows two respected scientists, Ben Morin and his wife Catherine who in 1977 quit their jobs at the university to conduct an experiment they think will revolutionize our understanding of human identity.

“The son of 2 scientists raised as an artist?” “We would adopt Maurice his ancestors were angry but we would raise him to be a pacifist.” “Mia comes from a long line of dimwitted individuals, idiots, but we would nurture the smartest little girl you’ve ever seen.” The project aims to raise three children contrarily to their genetic predispositions to prove the ultimate power of nurture over nature. They want to prove that everyone has the same potential to become anything. Maya, a newborn girl adopted from two feebleminded parents, is raised to be smart, while Maurice, a newborn boy adopted from two anger-prone parents, is raised to be a pacifist. Finally, their own biological son Luke, who comes from a long lineage of scientific brains, is raised to become a revered artist.

“You have no ethical concerns about this?” “No, why should we? We’re gonna give our kids every ounce of love we got.” Little scientific truth is revealed and they learn that family is an experiment you can’t control and discover the true value of family.

“You can’t raise kids like caged animals. I just want someone to tell me that my kids are okay.” “Your kids are fine, you 2 are a mess.” Directed by Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais from a script written by Marc Tulin, from an original story by Hoss-Desmarais and Tulin starring Matthew Goode, Toni Collette, Michael Smiley,  Andreas Apergis, Fionnula Flanagan and Suzanne Clément the independent family dramedy will be released in Canada by eOne.

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Source: YouTube, IMDb


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