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Film / Womb

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Womb is a 2010 Science Fiction film by Benedek Fliegauf.

The premise is that in the near future cloning is common, and the plot is that Rebecca (Eva Green) deals with the consequences of being pregnant with the clone of her dead boyfriend Tommy (Matt Smith).


  • Childhood Friend Romance: Rebecca and Tommy were close friends as children and promised to love each other forever. When they met again as young adults, they still love each other and enter a romantic relationship.
  • One-Word Title: Relating to how Rebecca's womb is used to incubate the clone of Tommy, and how the story ends, with her pregnant, impregnated by the Tommy Clone.
  • Parental Incest: Sort of. Rebecca isn't genetically related to Tommy, but she does give birth to him and raise him as her son, yet feels sexual attraction to him as he grows up and expresses jealousy of his girlfriend Monica. The Tommy clone himself develops confused feelings for the woman he grew up viewing as his mother. He ends up initiating sex with her, but leaves her soon after.
  • Someone to Remember Him By: A complicated example. Rebecca gets impregnated with a clone of her boyfriend Tommy after he dies; although she raises him as her son, when he grows up Rebecca starts to view him more as a Replacement Goldfish for the original Tommy as opposed to her child by him. And then in the ending, she's pregnant with the clone Tommy's child.
  • Was It Really Worth It?: Losing a loved one is painful indeed - but is it easier to bring him back as an 'abomination' which creeps his own parents out and causes him to be ostracized, and to stay single for a generation...only for him to not remember you, be unhappy about what he is, hate you for it then leave you? Or is it better to mourn him then move on?