Natural Selection Reviews

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July 3, 2019
Despite its shortcomings, Natural Selection is an enjoyable film.
March 4, 2019
Harris brings such amazing heart to her character that underneath all the guffaws you see that it's really a story about Linda and her discovery about what she wants and needs.
August 24, 2018
Rarely in comic dramas do you see such skill and attention to aesthetic detail, and it makes the film all the more impressive for it.
August 14, 2018
Pickering is able to touch upon relatable issues while maintaining a light, witty and brilliantly queer tone.
March 20, 2013
Previously cornered in mousy or sarcastic roles, Harris is challenged by Natural Selection, bringing out the best in the actress, who I hope is offered more juicy dramatic opportunities like this.
June 21, 2012
However gritty this indie comedy may look (cinematographer Steve Calitri seems to be aping William Eggleston's photographs of the American south), it isn't all that different from an Adam Sandler vehicle.
June 21, 2012
[Harris is] the big reason that "Natural Selection" is so engaging.
May 17, 2012
In Harris' hands, Linda is guileless but believable, her smile so worn and wary that it almost hurts to see it.
May 5, 2012
A skilful mixture of comedy and drama makes this the kind of film that keeps us off balance from start to finish.
May 2, 2012
April 26, 2012
A coming-of-age portrait of a sweet, innocent, middle-aged Christian woman who bursts through the confines of a sexless marriage.
April 25, 2012
This movie demonstrates that it's a pretty rough place out there in Flyover Land. Harris and O'Leary are up to the challenge, and Natural Selection is a pleasant surprise.
April 2, 2012
Pickering has made a movie that mercilessly pokes fun at religious pretensions but still looks on his characters with warmth.
March 30, 2012
The loser junkie and the chaste Christian lady make an odd couple, in an odd film, but the oddity gives way to an effortless, persuasive charm. They give us something to believe in.
March 16, 2012
Natural Selection ticks all the boxes with a firm grip. Its opening alone is a lovely cinematic coup.
March 16, 2012
Credit Pickering's deft script for avoiding the usual clichd speed bumps, though sex and lies are on the menu.
March 15, 2012
A violent, witty, heart-wrenching and, most of all, awkward tale of one woman's travels to places beyond her own -- places that are painful and depressed, yet intoxicating with excitement.
March 15, 2012
It'd be easy to thread this story through with condescension, but instead, it's modest and compassionate, a midlife awakening for a woman long out of touch with her own needs.
March 14, 2012
An engagingly offbeat comedy that respects its characters too much to push too hard for easy laughs, even when those characters risk making complete fools of themselves.
March 14, 2012
I'm still reeling at how high a level of difficulty this film worked at, with its bold tonal shifts, meshing of truly dark material and spastic physical comedy.
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