Michael Pitt (TV’s Boardwalk Empire) and Brit Marling (Another Earth) star in this thought-provoking drama that challenges the line between facts and faith. Dr. Ian Gray (Pitt) is a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the eye, along with his lab partner, Karen (Marling). After a tragic romance with an exotic young woman (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey), Ian’s obsession with her triggers a chain of events that leads to a stunning discovery years later...one that may unlock the greatest mysteries of life.
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Cahill spends the entire film bringing a sense of wonder to the desperately rational Ian, and if the film takes on a glow toward the end, that glow feels well-earned.
With a slew of seemingly random clues unraveling in the pursuit of scientific mystery, Origins becomes gut-punching marvel.
The very idea of a dishy man of science being bowled over by the mysteries of the soul is quite irresistible, and Pitt and Marling really sell the plot's implausible twists.
This is a beautifully crafted story that takes us on quite the journey of exploration and discovery.
The film ends with an ambiguous, yet powerful conclusion. It doesn't answer the question it raises, yet the way it's asked keeps it echoing in your head.
Captivating, suspenseful and thought-provoking.
The cinematography by Markus Forderer is dreamy and memorable, even if the science in I Origins feels a tad half baked, even to the unschooled.