GATTACA FROM MEMORY

My favorite movie. Follow along if you'd like, goes best with a bottle of tasty wine 😬πŸŽ₯
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    Everyone gets pricked all the time
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    Jerome Morrow is pisses in a cup for a drug test.
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    This is a very paranoid society
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    He is a chic astronaut and is super nonchalant with his co-worker Uma (Thurman)
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    Lots of cleaning up after himself
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    "Cleanliness is next to godliness, isn't that what they say"
    I regularly tell my employees this and get strange looks
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    Mission Director gets bludgeoned with a keyboard. Jerome is fucked. Because Jerome is not Jerome. Jerome is Vincent.
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    Cue flashback to his rents getting it on in a car βœ¨πŸš—πŸ’
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    He was made "the old fashioned way". "They used to say a child conceived in love had a better chance of happiness. They don't say that anymore."
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    Getting born, life expectancy 32 years
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    Pops is bummed
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    Mom is freaked
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    Vincent is a mess, everybody has designer babies now and mommy and me daycare is not having some weirdo baby die on its watch
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    Vincent gets a designer brother, Anton. Brother is harder/better/faster/stronger
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    Swimming out to sea together, bro-San always wins
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    Vincent dreams of space, but no one will hire him. Pops is not helping. "Face it Vincent, the only way you are going to see the inside of a spaceship is if you are cleaning it."
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    Pops is right, ugh.
  18. β€’
    Vincent is sick of it, moves out and becomes an interant worker
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    "I never felt further away from my goal then when I was right beside it", working as a cleaner at Gattaca (the space-ex company), cleaning the roof while a rocket launches πŸš€
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    The guy from Wings is a shady blood dealer and hooks Vincent up with Jude Law who (obviously) has a perfect genetic profile
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    Jude Law is a grumpy wheelchair-bound British dude who is PISSED that he has to sell his genetic identity
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    Ethan Hawke doing insane hanging sit-ups with Celestial Navigation textbook
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    Various forms of genetic subterfuge and also slicing off his legs to make himself taller
    Ouch
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    Vincent gets the job!
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    The soundtrack, by the way, is so good and my recap from memory is doomed without it 🎢🎢
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    πŸ˜ΆπŸ‘”πŸšΏπŸ’‰βœ”οΈ
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    Uma digs Ethan
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    They go out for a fancy dinner seeing as Jerome is about to get launched into outer space
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    Anton is a detective now, figures out that brumigo Vincent is working at Gattaca
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    Anton is pissed that after all his genetic improvements he's not piloting spacecraft.
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    This is a non-sequitur, but makes sense in film. Can only be resolved by swim-off.
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    However, Vincent/Jerome is a bad-ass swimmer now . Sorry Anton, you were always kind of entitled and jealous and not a very likable character. "You want to know how I did it Anton?, I never saved anything for the swim back." Anton drowns a little. Vincent saves him. Return to shore.🏊🏼
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    Tense moments when Uma finds out that Jerome is living a double life and that the police think he killed their boss
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    Turns out Gore Vidal killed the mission director because the mission director was a dick and was going to cancel the launch
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    "They say that every part of us used to be a star. Maybe I'm not leaving. Maybe I'm going home."
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    Cue uncontrollable sobbing. Every time.