Gattaca

Just picked up Gattaca from a WaWa store while getting gas for the car for $5.99. Definitely within the ‘affordable’ range. ;)

This was a great movie we saw years ago on a movie channel back when we had cable TV. And I have not seen it in the $5 bin at Walmart or over in the inexpensive DVDs at Target either. I have been watching for it because it was such an excellent movie. It still after 13-14 yrs, it is still 7.8 out of 10 stars at IMDb as of today.

Gattaca has a very important message that is even more relevant today than it was back in 1997 when the movie was made.

The movie starred Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Gore Vidal, Ernest Borgnine and others.

It shows what can happen when genetic markers/identities become the norm, when they think they can predict someone’s future by their genetics and people’s lives and jobs are what suffers…despite it being illegal to choose job applicants by their genetics.

It is the story of a ‘normal’ person and his ‘genetically engineered’ brother and how genetic differences affected their lives, and those around them.

A gripping story. Prophetic. And maybe we can keep this from happening … If only …

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  2. I had never heard of the movie before so I just watched the trailer and it looks very interesting, I think I may have to check this one out. Thanks a lot for the review and mentioning the movie.

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