Redemption and Rock 'n' Roll Combine in This Heartwarming
Story About Faith, Family, Purpose and Identity
"Liotta is totally convincing as Reece. Opposite him Judd has her best role in years. The surprise of the film is Rayne. He seems to have been created to play this role...fans should latch on to him and make him a star," says Jackie K. Cooper of The Huffington Post. "This movie entertains--totally. Believe me on that."
The Dove Foundation awarded The Identical its Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for ages twelve plus, calling it an "original and clever movie [that] entertains and should not be missed!"
The IDENTICAL ,which won the Nashville Film Festival Audience Award - U.S. Narrative, features an all-star cast, including Golden Globe nominees Ray Liotta (Goodfellas, Field of Dreams) and Ashley Judd (Dolphin Tale 2, Divergent),
Seth Green ( Airborne, The Italian Job) and Blake Rayne (Elvis impersonator) and tells the compelling story of twin brothers unknowingly separated at birth during the Great Depression. DREXEL HEMSLEY becomes an iconic 50’s rock ’n’ roll star, while RYAN WADE (Blake Rayne) struggles to balance his love for music and pleasing his father. The Reverend Wade (Ray Liotta) and his wife (Ashley Judd) are sure their adopted son has been gifted and called by God to be a preacher. But Ryan challenges his parent’s vision for his life, and unflinchingly chooses to launch his own music career with his best friend (Seth Green). Encouraged by his wife (Erin Cottrell) and employer (Joe Pantoliano), Ryan embarks on an unpredictable, provocative path - performing the legendary music of Drecel Hemsley in sold out venues all across the country. As the brothers destinies tragically collide, Ryan discovers that Drexel is his identical twin which leads him to question everything he’s ever believed about God, family, and his own identity.
The Identical - Official Trailer
The Identical | Father and Son
I was blessed with the opportunity to be one of a select number of people to preview this film before it hit the theaters.I also reviewed the Films Music on a Sampler CD.This film is appropriate for all families and has outstanding music and performances.I was recently sent a copy of "The Identical"DVD and Blu-ray, starring Blake Rayne-a former Elvis impersonator in his first movie; Ray Liotta-The Place Beyond the Pines, Observe and Report; Ashley Judd-Divergent, Olympus Has Fallen and Seth Green-Old Dogs, Without a Paddle.This cast is amazing.I am so happy I have this film on DVD so I can add it to my movie collection.
It takes similarities of Elvis Story! Like a What If?
I was talking a friend on the phone awhile ago about the movie that is a 'What If...a story that parallels the life of Elvis Presley.I was thinking this the whole time watching the movie that it is a fiction story of his life.The movie uses different names but there is no doubt who they based the story about.I was telling my friend that Elvis had a twin brother that died at childbirth.
The film is about depression era and a young family,based around 1936.The young married couple has twin boys and for financial reasons because they can not find work has come to the decision to give one of the twins away.The couple then even claim that the one baby boy died and then bury a empty box,without anyone else but them and the other couple knowing the real truth.Ray and Ashley are the lucky couple to receive the baby boy and raise him as their own.Most of the movie is about this one twin. Ray is a preacher and has the dream of his son Blake to be minister just like himself.While the other twin boy,is also played by Blake.He becomes a famous rock and roll singer.He is nicknamed 'The Dream'. The only problem with the Preachers dreams for his son.His son Blake does not want to pursue his dad's dream,but instead wants to have his own dream of singing and writing songs.He then starts singing behind his father's back.People are noticing and telling him how much he looks like 'The Dream', he then becomes an impersonator called The Identical. Seth plays Blake's childhood friend that is a drummer in the band.The new songs sound like songs from the Elvis era and would be sorta the kind of songs he would of performed.The star of the movie, Blake.He does the singing.He use to be a Elvis impersonator in real life. Blake not only looks a lot like Elvis but his voice sounds really good.This film is rated "PG" for the smoking and drinking. It has a running time of 1 hour & 47 minutes.
I enjoyed this film very,very much!
DVD / BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES:
The Music of The Identical
The Making of The Identical
Behind-the-Scenes w/ Cast Commentary
Zaxby's Promotional Video
DVD / BLU-RAY BASICS:
Price: $24.99 (BD Combo) / $19.99 (DVD)
Street Date: January 13, 2015
Pre-Book: December 2, 2014
UPC Number: 677797005817 (BD Combo) / 677797005718 (DVD)
Runtime: 107 minutes + 85 minutes of additional bonus materials
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