I’m so thrilled to give a review on a family movie today–along with a giveaway! The movie is “The Identical” and stars actors such as Ashley Judd, Seth Green, Joe Pantoliano, Blake Rayne, and Ray Liotta.
When the movie first arrived, I wasn’t sure if my family would enjoy it or not, so I decided to watch it on a Thursday night, rather than on our typical weekend movie night.
I popped it in the DVD player, and it wasn’t long before the whole family was sitting around! I also planned on stopping it after 45 minutes and finishing it the next day, but we were so drawn into the story, we watched it all right then.
The story really gripped at me. Poverty and the Great Depression leads a couple to give up one of their twin babies to an infertile couple. Oh, the tears flowed! The boys grew up apart, and both had great musical talent. I don’t want to give away the story. But it is heart-wrenching as well as heart-warming.
I loved the history portrayed as we travel from the 1930s to the 1970s. I loved the music. I loved the marriage relationships. I loved the focus on God.
Even my husband and oldest son gave it a thumbs-up, and they are strong critics of movies that could be thought of as “B” movies!
Rated PG, approx. 107 minutes.
(Giveaway is complete.)
Yay–a giveaway! Enter on the Rafflecopter app to win a copy of “The Identical” DVD. The giveaway will end Sunday, January 18!
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Debbie Vasel says
This movie sounds really intriguing! I love when there’s history in a movie, and your description makes me want to add this to our home movie collection
I really enjoyed this aspect, too, especially since we’re studying 20th C. history this year! It was fun to see the clothing, hairstyles, decorating, cars, etc. from each decade.
I’m always interested in great family movies!
Wendy @ Ladybug Daydreams says
I’ve not heard of the movie (outside of giveaways lately), but it sounds like a great plot. I look forward to seeing it.
Tara H says
We love watching movies and I love when we find family ones!
Brenda Prince says
Coming over to say hello and to support your giveaway 🙂
Sara Peterson says
I love good clean movies that we can watch as a family. This one looks very interesting.
Austin Baroudi says
I like Seth Green and I try to see all his movies!
tina reynolds says
I think it would make a great family night movie I have always been fascinated by twins
Tammy Woodall says
When I saw the movie trailer, I wanted to see this movie at the theater, unfortunately, I didn’t make it in time while it was still in theaters. I’ve got the soundtrack to “The Identical” and the music is really good. I definitely want to see the movie.
I like that the movie is faith based and a good family film
Jake B says
I love music and family. This movie has both in it!
rebecca day says
I like all the actors in this movie
Nicole Flynn says
I would love to watch this with my family.
We like family friendly movies.
The movies sounds like something I would really enjoy and I like the actors that are in it.
Melanie (Wren) Reynolds says
It seems that there are so few movies we can watch as a family. This sounds like it could be one of them!
Plus…..who doesn’t love Elvis??
Julie Waldron says
We enjoy watching movies as a family.
Nora H says
New movie to me. Would enjoy it.
Madalyn Haire says
I love movies based on the lives of musicians (real or fake) so I’ve been wanting to see this movie, too.
Shakeia Rieux says
It looks like a good movie,and has a great cast
Ashley Alderink says
I think it would be a great family movie that we would all enjoy
I love watching faith based movies that teach lessons along the way. This sounds like a great movie!
The cast and the storyline is why I’m interested in seeing this movie.
I’ve watched the trailer and it is a movie that interests me.
kathy dalton says
I love movies that we can watch as a family
Diana Hatch says
Looks like it has a great polo
wen budro says
I’m interested because it sounds like an entertaining movie for my family to watch.
Angela Saver says
I would love to win this because it sounds like a movie my hubby & I would really enjoy watching together on date night!
Sue Hull says
Im a Ashley Judd fan and this sounds like a good family movie. Thank you for the chance 🙂