Local update, movie review: Gattaca

Michael S. Lorrey (retroman@together.net)
Mon, 25 Jan 1999 09:39:59 -0500

Sasha Chislenko and his friend Vanessa came up to visit this weekend, and last night we rented the movie Gattaca, which I had not seen before. I recall some talk a while back on the list about it, mostly concern with the Big Brotherly aspects of the police investigating the murder in the movie, sucking up DNA evidence everywhere. However, I found that the most important part of the movie, which was incredibly uplifting, was the story of Vincent, who exceeded the limits imposed by his supposed genetic destiny and society, and that he was able through his example, to teach those around him about what true potential is all about.

Mike Lorrey