Review Date: April 22, 2004
Director: Nick Hamm
Writer: Mark Bomback
Producers: Marc Butan, Sean O'Keefe, Cathy Schulman
Greg Kinnear as Paul
Rebecca Romijn-Stamos as Jessie
Robert De Niro as Dr. Wells
Basically, I was bored and other than the one scene featuring Romijn-Stamos in the tiniest underwear since Ripley in the original ALIEN, not much about this stillborn stimulated me. De Niro was also pretty basic, acting with his graying goatee but thankfully giving us a little bit of the ol' "raging bull within" when delivering one of the film's only tasty lines: "What we've done...what weeeeeeeeeee have done!!" You tell 'em, Bobby. The picture's finale was also quite anti-climactic with one ending of sorts leading to another ending of sorts leading to another ending leading to...well, not much. Again, a lot like the rest of the movie...the film's conclusion just left me feeling "blah" and disappointed that not much was done with such a cool foundation. I did appreciate the fact that the director asked Romijn-Stamos to run around in a tight white top during those final scenes though (seems like it was a touch "cold" out as well)-good thinking, dude...might as well jack this movie up somehow! A note to anyone who is planning on cloning their own child in the future though: if you think that keeping pictures of your "original" child in a box in your house is a good idea in the first place-- at the very least, try to put a lock on the damn box or make sure that your freaky new kid won't find it. Other than that, there's not much more to say about this one. Great premise, decent acting, nice score, a few "boo scares", but ultimately very little in terms of entertainment value, originality, depth or thrills. A cheapie video rental at best.