Saturday, January 10, 2015

Movie Review and DVD Giveaway: The Identical (US/CAN) #TheIdentical

About the movie:
The Identical, starring Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Seth Green, and Blake Rayne, is a redemptive movie about a young man, the son of a preacher, who rejects his father’s desire for him to join the ministry and instead embarks on a career as a rock singer. As he struggles to pursue his dream and rise to stardom, he finds love, pain, success, failure and ultimately uncovers a hidden family secret that reveals who he really is. The Identical is a captivating story about a family restored and a life discovered that lifts your soul and warms your heart.

Rated PG. The DVD contains over 85 minutes of bonus content including “Making The Identical,” Behind the Scenes, and Deleted Scenes!

Watch the trailer!


My thoughts:
Have you ever heard that Elvis Presley had an identical twin brother who was stillborn? I’m betting the writer of this movie had that thought in mind when creating this story. What if it was discovered that the twin who didn’t survive had instead been adopted by another family and still lived? What would his life have been like? That’s the question that is answered in this movie, although this isn’t a movie about Elvis (but the actor certainly bears a resemblance)! As a mother of twins, I am especially fascinated by the “twin connection,” and this movie shows a clear bond between twins Drexel and Ryan, even though neither knows he is a twin. But this is mostly Ryan’s story. Why does he always feel he’s a little different, even though he loves his parents deeply? Why does he have such a beautiful voice even though his parents don’t? The acting in this movie is superb, with Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd and Blake Rayne as real standouts. I loved watching the fashions and hairstyles change from the 1930s to the 1970s. And don’t be turned off by the overly religious tones depicted in the trailer. This is really more a story about self-discovery and being true to yourself, about family and forgiveness. The film is compelling, with plenty of unexpected surprises, fantastic music, and realistic scenes and dialogue. In brief, I absolutely loved The Identical and highly recommend it!

Follow The Identical on:
Website: http://theidenticalmovie.com/
Official Facebook http://www.facebook.com/IdenticalMovie
Official Twitter http://twitter.com/theidentical



GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a DVD copy of The Identical! This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada only, and will end at 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.



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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link.

61 comments:

  1. I like how it deals with The what ifs. What if the brother lived.. what a cool concept!

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  2. Anything Elvis is great!

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  3. The mystery of what happened to him and how he overcomes it.

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  4. The Hidden Family Secret about who he really is!
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    Jennifer Rogers

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  5. I always enjoy movies set in that era.

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  6. love that looks like a feel good family movie. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  7. I like this the most about the movie; This is really more a story about self-discovery and being true to yourself-

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  8. I love any music that has music in it. (Laura DeLuca)

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  9. What appeals to me most about this movie is it's a movie we can watch as a family.

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  10. This seems like a decent drama based movie which can easily be related to.

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  11. Love the cast, especially Ray Liotta :)

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  12. abrennan09@hotmail.com
    Would be a great family movie night flik.

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  13. I like the rebellious nature of it.

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  14. This looks like a good movie to watch with the whole family.

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  15. I am a big fan of some of the actors in the movie. I would love to see it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  16. I love movies sent in this era and I love the actors in the movie.

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  17. I like the actors in this movie and am curious to see what it is about.

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  18. It looks like a good movie to sit down and watch with the family.

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  19. It continues with the nature versus nurture debate. Thank you

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  20. I love Ray Liotta,any movie he is in is my favorite!!

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  21. that it is a family show & sounds so interesting.. some great actors too!

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  22. It looks like a fun, uplifting film.

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  23. It sounds interesting to me.

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  24. The fact that this movie is good for the whole family to watch appeals to me. BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  25. I like the father/son conflict dynamic.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  26. I really like all the actors in this movie

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  27. I love movies about music and this looks like a good family movie.
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  28. The story line sounds interesting

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  29. Leave a comment on this blog post sharing what appeals to you about this movie!

    WELL? anything with ashley judd baby!

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  30. I like the hole story,The possibility of a tween and growing up in religion and becoming a rock singer'

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  31. it looks like a nice interesting movie with good characters

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  32. I like movies with music in the story lines.

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  33. This movie looks like a good family movie.

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  34. Ray Liotta, and Ashley Judd are a couple of my favorite actors

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  35. Anonymous7:16 PM

    The music.

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  36. Anonymous7:48 PM

    Kimberley Thomas:
    Just watched last night on pay preview! Great movie!

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  37. It's a great movie with singing and dancing. That's all it takes to get me excited.

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  38. Lauren H.1:24 PM

    I have a family of Elvis-lovers who would absolutely adore having this.

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  39. It looks good for my family

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  40. Lindsay M.6:13 PM

    I want to see it because Seth Green is in it.

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  41. Sharing it with my Elvis loving mom.

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  42. I love movies that are heart warming and teach lessons along the way. This movie sounds like it is both!

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  43. Hi! This movie appeals to me because its sort of a mystery, it involves music, and I like Ashley Judd. Thanks for the fun chance!!

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  44. Daniel M5:00 PM

    always like seeing Ashley Judd - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  45. We all have secrets and its interesting to see others.The Hidden Family Secret is what draws me in.

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  46. This looks like a movie that both my husband and I would enjoy.

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  47. I like that this will be a movie that I can watch with my husband when we are having some family time.

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  48. I enjoy Ashley Judd, so I think it would be great.

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  49. Great music, makes the movie

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  50. Ashley Judd, I love her acting!

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  51. The movie has an all star cast!

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  52. It just looks like a good movie (hopefully ) :)

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  53. This movie appeals tp me because I found out I had a half sister when I was in my thirties, it is a wonderful experience to learn how connected you really are. I am really looking forward to this movie.

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  54. We can all watch together.

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  55. What appeals to me about this movie is the storyline as well as the cast. I also like the music, I have the soundtrack and love it!

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  56. I like the cast! It looks like an interesting story.

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