CINEMA: CHIPS OFF THE OLD TEST TUBE

IN GATTACA, EVERYONE'S GENETICALLY DESIGNED--EXCEPT ETHAN HAWKE

In the very near future the world is divided into the genetic haves and have-nots. The former are designed in labs prior to conception; with a twist on this DNA strand, a tug on that one, they come out smart, handsome and spared even such minor inconveniences as lefthandedness. The have-nots, products of their parents' taking a romantic free fall into the gene pool, are condemned to hard labor in support of their superiors. They are also burdened with flightier emotions.

Literally so, in the case of an "in-valid" (nice pun there) named Vincent (Ethan Hawke), who since childhood has dreamed...

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