Agi and I saw this movie last night and definitely recommend it.  It features Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law in a "not so distant" future world where everyone is evaluated by their genetic make-up.  Ethan was born without the benefit of having his traits screened and pre-selected (a so called "faith birth") and ends up with a heart condition.  In this world, everyone's DNA is examined before being given a job and so Ethan is doomed to a life of low achievement since he's automatically excluded from desirable work.  He becomes part of a cleaning crew where the elite astronauts train for trips to space.

The tagline of the movie is that "there is no gene for the human spirit" and Ethan decides to take it upon himself to change what his genetic overlords view as his "destiny."  He ends up surpassing his more genetically gifted peers due to sheer intensity and force of will.

Good message and it reminded me a lot of Huxley's "Brave New World."

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