Imagine that it’s the 1930s, in the middle of the depression. Jobs are scarce, and your wife is about to deliver your baby any day now. You are told by your boss that you are no longer needed at work, despite your begging and pleading as you have a wife and child to provide for. Feeling at your wits end and not knowing what to do, you look for any way to make this situation better. Then, your wife gives birth to not one but two baby boys! Oh these sweet miracles should have been the greatest blessing to their parents, yet, anxiety continues to rise within you as you have no idea how you will provide for two babies now. Seeking answers through your faith, you attend a sermon one evening where the preacher tells of the trials he and his wife have experienced in miscarrying a child and fearing they will not be allowed to be parents as their heart desires. Hearing the preacher say it is better to give than to receive, you make your way home to where you present to your wife a proposal to give the preacher and his wife one of your children to raise. At first your wife is not happy with you at all and says there is no way she can possibly give up one of her babies. She grows angry, then tears fill her eyes and find their way down her cheek. Later, however, when things do not get better and with the threat that her children could be taken away, she makes the heart wrenching decision to allow the preacher and his wife to have one of their precious identical twin boys.
My family and I were seeking a movie to watch so we all sat down for our weekly family movie night with The Identical, and the above is how the movie began. We enjoyed this movie for many reasons from beginning to end and are confident that you will, too! First and foremost, it is, indeed, a family friendly movie. We didn’t have to worry about what our children might accidentally see or hear when this movie started playing. It was clean and suitable for all ages to enjoy, and that we did!
My husband and children especially liked this movie because there were some similarities that made us think of the life of Elvis Presley. (They are huge Elvis fans!) One thing that stood out for us was that his parents were poor, and his mom delivered twin boys; however, the difference is that Elvis Presley’s brother was stillborn. In the movie, the parents made the hard decision to give one of their identical twins away – before they were taken away by the authorities – to a preacher and his wife, and the movie focuses on the preacher’s kid growing up in church. As he grew into a teenager and into a young adult, the main character, Blake Rayne, resembles Elvis Presley from his looks, to the way he sings, and even the way he moves! There is a good reason for this, too, as my husband looked him up after we watched the movie to find that Mr. Rayne is a former Elvis impersonator, having won an Elvis impersonator contest in 1998. (Check out his Facebook page here.)
As we watched this movie, we imagined Elvis and his first beginnings as an artist. With his passion for different music, rockabilly, to the way he moved his body, we imagined Elvis in the early days before he became a superstar!
Later in the movie, we began to see more of the twin brother that remained with the parents and went on to stardom. The movie tied in with a twist that you will not want to miss!
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