Kinnear) and Jessie Duncan (Rebecca
Romijn-Stamos) have lost their beloved eight
year-old son, Adam (Cameron
Bright) in a tragic accident. As they are
arranging for his burial, Dr. Richard Wells (Robert
De Niro) approaches with the incredible offer
to clone, and bring back the boy.
Their love for their son triumphs over all arguments
and Paul and Jessie agree to give their boy the
chance to live beyond his eighth birthday. With
echoes of a Faustian bargain, Dr. Wells' offer comes
with conditions: The process is illegal, so secrecy
must be absolute. To ensure the secret is kept,
the family resettles in the idyllic town of Riverton,
close to Dr. Wells' impressive Godsend Fertility
The son’s reborn life follows a comfortable
pattern until he passes his own eighth birthday
and begins literally living on borrowed time.
Once they unravel the horrific truth, Paul and Jessie
Duncan will have to come to term with what they
have done. And, what has been done to them.