A film that's perhaps initially most notably for being the movie leading man debut for Doctor Who
star Matt Smith, Clone
sees him co-star with Eva Green. The premise of the film hinges on the untimely death of Smith's character, and the drive then by Green's to see if there's a way she can bring him back into the world. Her plan is given away somewhat by the film's title, as she looks into the possibility of cloning him, to bring him back to her side.
Interestingly, Clone doesn't go down a gross-out horror route. Instead, it chooses to wrestle with the moral conundrums presented by its ideas. What, after all, would be the ramification of the cloning? Can it really work? Can a relationship really resume under such circumstances? By taking such a science fiction premise, Clone manages to take an interesting look at dealing with grief, in a really quite sensitively handled movie.
It works, too. Smith and Green make for engaging leads, and the studious direction of Benedek Fliegauf is commendable. Its pacing is kept deliberately modest, and there's space to explore the issues the film raises. At times, the low budget becomes evident, and there are bumps along the way with regards the script. But Clone is a worthwhile movie, and a promising start for Matt Smith's headline movie career. --Jon Foster
Rebecca (Eva Green) and Thomas (Matt Smith) had a winning formula. Reunited childhood sweethearts, they overcame every obstacle which stood in their way but now comes their biggest challenge; can they overcome death? When Thomas dies suddenly, Rebecca struggles to live in a world without him. Consumed by desperation she even contemplates the idea of cloning. Can she bring Thomas back once more? Will she be able to live with the consequences if she does? More importantly, will anyone discover her shocking secret? (Please note the lenticular sleeve is only available for a limited time and while stocks last).