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Origin of the Species


Six people, friends from childhood, get together one summer weekend as they have for the last ten years, since high school. They interact in various ways. Old issues are brought up, new issues arise. This is a small movie and not a bad one, but it didn’t affect me much. It may very well be a generational thing. These 29-year-olds just weren’t very interesting to me, unlike the people around my age who made Return of the Secaucus Seven and The Big Chill so fascinating. So don’t assume that you won’t like it, even if you are of my generation. The writing is not bad and the acting is good.