The Identical (2014) (7% on Rotten Tomatoes)
Starring: Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Blake Rayne, and lots of regret
Directed by: Dustin Marcellino
This is truly one of the worst films to come out of 2014. What makes The Identical all the more strange and offensive to watch is that it at least looks like a “real movie”, at least most of the time. With A-listers like Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd, an opening crane shot that screams “expensive”, and generally competent camera work, edit, and sound, the movie will fool your brain into thinking its going to be good. DO NOT LISTEN.
Once you realize that this film is basically a vanity project for an Elvis impersonator to show you his “amazing musical talents”, bankrolled by church people, then it all starts to make a retarded sort of sense. Almost. The film is hobbled with a premise straight out of a 30 Rock sketch: What if Elvis had a twin brother who was adopted by an evangelical preacher and his barren wife? Er, did I say Elvis? I meant to say “Drexel Hemsley”. THAT’S RIGHT! This is a movie about Elvis, played by an Elvis impersonator, where they can’t say “Elvis” (except when they do accidentally) or feature any actual Elvis songs, I’m guessing because life-rights cost too much.
This shit is just too ridiculous…