9.09.2014

The Identical ~ Movie Review

My Review:

Identical twin brothers separated at birth. Both with Rock n' Roll in their blood and a drive to succeed. One brother rises to fame as a Rock n' Roll sensation, while another follows a quieter path, eventually rising to fame as "The Identical."

Inspired by the Rock n' Roll legends of the 50's, 60's, and 70's, the tale of Drexel Hemsley and Ryan Wade is a heartwarming tale about two brothers who walked similar but different paths. For the most part this movie follows Ryan Wade, the brother who was adopted by tent revival preachers during the 1930's, an all-American boy with a dream of singing and recording his own music.

This was a well made film, with a cast of talented actors and actresses who bring this tale to life. The story unfolds at a steady rate, without the lulls common in lesser films. The story was engaging and heartfelt. One of my favorite parts of the movie was the romance between Ryan and his wife, Jenny. Jenny supported him and believed in his dream, yet also had to endure months on end by herself while Ryan toured. But through it all, Ryan always stayed faithful to her.

Overall, this was a wonderful film, that I can't wait to share with all my friends and family. I received a special online pass to watch the movie before it came out, and I am happy to say that it surpassed all of my expectations, with it's excellent story-telling. and many fine actors. The movie had great momentum and flow to it, preventing it from dragging. The costuming was excellent, and did a great job of reflecting the changing time, and the wild fashions of rock stars. Overall, an excellent movie that I would highly recommend!




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