March 24, 2007

If I Answered The First Question of March 23rd's "Ask The A.V. Club"

I remember this movie that I saw when I was a young kid, so I'm guessing mid-'90s as a date for it, although it was on TV, so it could've been made earlier. But I'm pretty sure it wasn't very old.

Anyway, in the movie, these people are all working at computers in a very large open space, and overhead, all these NASA-type spaceship-rockets are shooting off constantly. This makes me think that it was science fiction, but the main plot eludes me enough to make this unclear.

Sorta sounds like Gattaca.

So, the main character has some kind of disease or illness

It's Gattaca.

that would prevent him from working at this place,

Gattaca.

so he covers it up by wiping all his genetic information

Dude, it's Gattaca.

(eyelashes, skin flakes, etc.)

Gattaca.

off of his computer every night.

It's Gattaca, dude.

The only other thing I can remember is that the movie ends with this guy and I think his brother playing "chicken" in the ocean,

It's Gattaca.

and I think one of them drowns, but I'm not sure.

Gattaca.

These strange details have been getting to me lately,

Dude, it's Gattaca.

so if you have an answer,

Gattaca.

that would be great.

It's Gattaca.

Where we saw it: film | We deign to rate it: Dude, it's Gattaca outta 100
Posted by kza at 11:00 PM