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Year of Release: 2004

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Related to/Remake of: N/A

Directed By: Nick Hamm

Music By: Brian Tyler

Starring: Greg Kinnear (as Paul Duncan), Rebecca Romijn (as Jessie Duncan), Cameron Bright (as Adam Duncan), and Robert De Niro (as Dr. Richard Wells)

Basic Plot: A couple dealing with the tragic death of their young child are approached by a doctor who offers to use an illegal experimental procedure that would allow them to have a cloned version of their son.  The experiment is a success, and everything seems to be back to normal.  But, once the cloned child reaches the same age as the original child was when he died, he begins experiencing nightmares and displaying aggressive behavior.  It soon becomes apparent that everything isn’t what the parents thought it was.

Rating (Out of 4): 2

Pros: Good performances from all of the principal actors and actresses.  A good premise, with some genuinely creepy scenes.

Cons: Plot holes that are gigantic and absolutely ridiculous decisions made by the characters of the parents.  Without giving away any spoilers, the final scene of the movie is moronic.