Identical, The
Entertainment: +2
Acceptability: +3

Blake Rayne, Erin Cottrell, Amanda Crew, Brian Geraghty, Seth Green, Ashley Judd, Joe Pantoliano, Ray Liotta. Directed by Dustin Marcellino.

,b>FILM SYNOPSIS: Unable to care for newborn twin babies during the Great Depression, a good couple gives one of their sons to a minster and his barren wife. One grows up to be the identical to Elvis Pressley, and the other grows up the identical to the identical.

PREVIEW REVIEW: It’s a bizarre concept, having this character built in the likeness of Elvis. I suppose by film’s end, some will wonder, did the Pressley’s give away one of the twins? Oh, I expect to see that headline on a supermarket magazine any day now.

The film’s theme, according to the press notes, deals with questions of the soul: “Who am I?" and "What am I here for?” But all of the subplots blur tighter, causing us to lose sight of the main parable being taught.

Though I appreciate the fact that the film has some spiritual substance, I can’t help thinking the producers wasted Blake Rayne on a film where he’s not actually playing Elvis. Let’s face it, once you see him move, you know Rayne was born to play “The King.”

It is a father/son relationship story and it is a clean film that embraces themes of faith. It is also somewhat propagandistic concerning America and Israel. Was this film made by Jewish believers bent on garnering support for Israel? If so, I have no problem with that. ‘Bout time. But America and Israel would have been better served if the filmmakers had made a film focused on our spiritual alliance.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Distributor: City of Peace Films

Crude Language: None
Obscene Language: None
Profanity: None
Violence: None
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None
Drug Abuse: Others drink, but not the lead.
Other: None
Running Time: 107 minute
Intended Audience: Teens and Up

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