Sure, Multiplicity is fun for many not-so-complicated reasons, but it also contains some interesting beats about the bonds between people. Michael Keatons Doug Kinney and his three clones are connected on a genetic level, but nothing else really holds them together (other than not wanting to be implicated in any public consequences regarding a top-secret cloning program). The three clones are grown men when theyre born; its like meeting a series of long-lost siblings in a way, and the movie embraces this idea wholeheartedly to make a cloning movie about bonding and self-discovery as opposed to conspiracies.
In the end, Doug and his clones may not have much in common and may have their own lives, but through the bonds they have forged through the circumstances they faced together, they will always be connected. By trying to flesh out (no pun intended; I almost used this one for the Number 5 point) theses theme through the characters with well-placed scenes, the movie is made more interesting than it would have been otherwise, as it creates genuinely fun opportunities that are taken on both dramatic and comedic levels. But it still really has horrible implications for Andie MacDowells Laura Kinney when you think about it.
Ian Boucher is many things when he is not writing for WhatCulture.com -- explorer, friend of nature, and librarian. He enjoys stories of many kinds and is fascinated with what different mediums can bring to them. He has developed particular affections for movies and comic books, especially the ones that need more attention, taking them absolutely seriously with a sense of humor. He constantly strives to build his understanding of the relationships between world cultures, messages, and audiences.