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In Our Nature (2012)



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When Brooklynite Seth (Zach Gilford) takes his girlfriend Andie (Jena Malone) to his family's weekend house in upstate New York for a romantic getaway, they are unexpectedly joined by his estranged father Gil (John Slattery), and his much-younger new girlfriend, Vicky (Gabrielle Union). The women carefully negotiate emotional minefields as they persuade father and son to share the house for the first time since the summer vacations of Seth's childhood. This unexpected family reunion in the great outdoors, fraught with tensions old and new, pushes them all to realize the bonds of family are always stronger and stranger than expected. -- (C) Cinedigm

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David Ilku
as Visiting Father
Lisa Velten Smith
as Visiting Mother
Lola Cook
as Little Girl
Hudson Price
as Little Boy
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Critic Reviews for In Our Nature

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (11)

It's like an average weekend: nice enough, but tepid.

December 14, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…


December 11, 2012 | Rating: D- | Full Review…

Plays distressingly like a photographed off-Broadway drama.

December 7, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

In Our Nature's visual style seems plastered on or allocated, not developed with any sort of authorial singularity.

December 7, 2012 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The confessions and conflicts that bubble up feel real and lived, if overly familiar to connoisseurs of that dreaded genre known as the dysfunctional-family drama.

December 6, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5

This could be renamed "Mope-Faced Kingdom."

December 6, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for In Our Nature


For an independent drama with only four characters set in the woods, the film flows nicely, allowing enough character development and spot on performances to allow for thorough engagement. Slattery defines a separated father, both tiptoeing around his son whom he hardly sees and taking out his aggravations, misplaced or not. His connection to the material is undeniable, bringing to life certain lines like "why can't you be happy for me" and a scene involving marijuana and Jena Malone. The only actor who lets his performance slide is Gilford, whose blank stares and quiet deliveries make for an uneven and almost stale exhibition. However, the ladies cover this up as best they can, with a more involved approach, stealing the show several times. Calm and quaint like the characters' surroundings, "In Our Nature" is a strong emotional drama exploring the differences and similarities between blossoming relationships in the era of divorce that we live in. There's no need for melodrama or heightened realities, no extremes or unexpected twists, just life, begging the question how much this relates to the director's life. Pleasant and never boring, Savelson sets the bar high for a follow-up.

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