Bioethics at the Box Office: 2010-2011 Edition
A recap of relevant materials that have premiered on the silver screen since 2010. Readers are cautioned that the films represent a wide variety of genres and may not be appropriate for all audiences. The reason for the rating classification is provided where available. Viewers are encouraged to read annotations/synopses available through such websites as www.movieweb.com or www.imdb.com. For more backlists of Bioethics at the Box Office visit our website at http://cbhd.org/resources/reviews/movie-review.
Hanna (2011, Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual material and language) Categories: Genetic Engineering/Gene Therapy, Human Enhancement
In Time (2011, Rated PG-13 for violence, some sexuality and partial nudity, and strong language) Categories: Genetic Engineering, Human Enhancement, Radical Life Extension
Limitless (2011, Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving a drug, violence including disturbing images, sexuality and language) Categories: Human Enhancement, Neuroethics.
Love and Other Drugs (2010, Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, and some drug material) Categories: End of Life, Pharmaceutical Ethics
Never Let Me Go (2010, Rated R for some sexuality and nudity) Categories: Cloning, Organ Transplantation
Source Code (2011, Rated PG-13 for some violence including disturbing images, and for language) Categories: Neuroethics, Human-Computer Interface, Research Ethics
Tron Legacy (2010, Rated PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and brief mild language) Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies, Human Enhancement, Transhumanism
Editor’s Note: This is a compilation of resources that originally appeared in Dignitas Vol 18, No 3 (Fall 2011): 13 and Vol 18, 4 (Winter 2011). Dignitas is a quarterly publication of CBHD and is available to members of the Center.