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I’ve been seeing lots of information about this new movie – The Identical – coming to theaters September 5th. Have you seen the trailer? With talent like Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta, this movie looks like a sure hit!
About The Identical
The IDENTICAL 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.
About the Soundtrack Sampler
THE IDENTICAL ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK SAMPLER features 12 of the 20 original songs by Jerry Marcellino and Yochanan Marcellino from the film. Including “Your Love’s Keepin’ Me Tonight,” “City Lights,” “Angel of Mine,” “Everybody Knows It” and “Nashville Tonight.”
Heidi Says . . .
Feeling the need to be completely honest here, I’m not entirely thrilled with the soundtrack. That’s not to say that I’m not excited to see the movie – I still am. I think the movie looks like a great story and I want to see it. I guess what I’m not entirely thrilled with is the fact that the lead character resembles Elvis a great deal. (Honestly, when I first started seeing things about this movie, I thought it WAS an Elvis story.)
The singing on the soundtrack sounds, to me, like the lead character/singer is trying to sound a little too much like Elvis too. The movie is NOT about Elvis, so I feel like maybe they should have given him a more unique identity/sound.
I do appreciate that the music is original to the film. And I always think it’s awesome when the actors do their own singing (rather than hiring people to do voiceovers).
You can hear your own sneak peek of the music by viewing the trailer I shared above.
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