Netflix’s dreary film The Discovery is Black Mirror meets Chicken Soup for the Soul

The film perplexingly doesn’t interrogate the idea with clarity until the final minutes. The script spends more than an hour dancing around its characters’ motivations. How frustrating, then, that the big ideas are condensed to the point of meaninglessness — amended to a film when they should be the film. And what it does have to say is bizarrely both non-scientific and non-spiritual. It’s just a feel-good fantasy solution, a deus ex machina for a film that tacitly speculates whether there’s even a God. – Chris Plante, The Verge

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