In a dystopian future, genetic testing replaces achievement as the gateway to employment; to secure their children’s futures, parents spend their money on gene-splicing instead of education. Such is the premise of Gattaca, in which the weak-gened Vincent (Hawke) follows his dream of becoming an astronaut by posing as the “superior” Jerome (Law), meanwhile falling in love with a space program colleague (Thurman) who is also out of his genetic league. Everyone in the film is so good looking, one wonders how long the program has been in place, but the film raises interesting questions about class, ambition and destiny.
Director: Andrew Niccol
Screenplay by: Andrew Niccol
Starring: Alan Arkin,Ernest Borgnine,Ethan Hawke,Jude Law,Loren Dean,Uma ThurmanSee all nominees