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PG-13 | | Comedy | April 2011 (USA)
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At the age of ten, Henry James Herman, a boy who was conceived in a petri-dish and raised by his feminist mother, follows a string of Post-It notes in hopes of finding his biological father.

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Dennis Lee

Writers:

Dennis Lee (screenplay), Dennis Lee (short film)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Collette ... Patricia Herman
Michael Sheen ... Dr. Slavkin O'Hara
Jason Spevack ... Henry James Herman
Hannah Brigden Hannah Brigden ... Young Patricia Herman
Frank Moore ... Stan Herman
Sarah Orenstein ... Mother Herman
Jamie Johnston ... Young Billy Herman
Mark MacDonald ... Tim Herman
Mickey MacDonald ... Tom Herman
Cameron Kennedy ... Jimmy Herman
Lucca Tilbenny-Agate Lucca Tilbenny-Agate ... Protest Little Girl
Peggi Tilbenny Peggi Tilbenny ... Protest Mother
Kevin Hare ... Delivery Room Doctor
Jack Newman Jack Newman ... Stan's Cohort #1
Jack Jessop Jack Jessop ... Stan's Cohort #2
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Storyline

Henry is a precocious young boy, conceived in a petri-dish, raised by his single mother, Patricia, and is smarter than all of his peers. However, the one question he can't answer is, who is his father? Henry's attempts at locating his father lead him to Dr. Slavkin O'Hara, a university professor who has decided to raise his daughter, Audrey, as a psychology experiment in a world free of gender bias. Patricia starts fearing that she's losing her son, Audrey wishes she didn't have a father, Dr. O'Hara has no idea how to keep his daughter happy, and Henry may just have found the family he was looking for. Written by napierslogs

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Finding yourself can be a group effort.

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Rated PG-13 for some violent images, language and smoking | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Origem da Vida See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,065, 22 April 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$20,183, 3 June 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Toni Collette was pregnant with her son, Arlo, while filming. Her son was born the same month the film was released, April 2011. See more »

Quotes

Henry James Herman: Why are any of us here? What is the purpose of our being?
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Version of Jesus Henry Christ (2003) See more »

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What's In It For?
Written by Arigdor Zahner-Isenberg
Performed by Ari Buffalo
Published by Ari Buffalo Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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over-the-top eccentric muddle
17 August 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Patricia Herman (Toni Collette) is a militant feminist living with her father Stan. She expected a girl but had a baby boy instead. Henry James Herman (Jason Spevack) is smarter than the other kids. One thing he doesn't know is his father. He's a test tube baby. He befriends professor Dr. Slavkin O'Hara (Michael Sheen) who raised his daughter Audrey (Samantha Weinstein) without gender bias and wrote about it as a psychology experiment. Audrey is picked on at school. Dr. O'Hara lost his wife to his oncologist even after taking her name. Henry tells them that Dr. O'Hara is his sperm donor father and the four begin an awkward family but he may not be the father after all.

The movie spends every moment creating eccentric wacky characters. It pushes too hard and ends up draining it of its humor. There is a good relationship with the two young leads. Weinstein has a simmering anger while Spevack has the odd loner sensibility. The bigger adult names are restricted by their characters. Writer/director Dennis Lee would be better giving these characters time to develop their relationships together rather than setting them up with every crazy story elements possible.


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