The Identical (2014; Dustin Marcellino) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 2
Is it an Elvis movie or a Jesus movie (or a dessert topping or a floor wax)? On this episode of Dare Daniel, film critic Daniel Barnes and comedian Corky McDonnell try to make pompadoured heads or boogie-woogie tails of Dustin Marcellino’s The Identical.
This incomprehensible mashup of Elvis and Jesus iconography opens in the deep South, and it never stops going south from there. Listen as Daniel and Corky discuss talent show judge etiquette, the ethics of baby giveaways, and the unexpectedly swanky life of celebrity impersonators.
THE IDENTICAL FACTS AND FIGURES
U.S. theatrical release date: September 5, 2014
Domestic box office: $2.8 million (production budget: $16 million)
Critic scores: 6 on Rotten Tomatoes; 25 on Metacritic
IMDB synopsis: “Twin brothers are unknowingly separated at birth; one of them becomes an iconic rock ‘n’ roll star, while the other struggles to balance his love for music and pleasing his father.”
This week’s beer: Revision Brewing Company’s The Bruff Imperial NE-Style IPA (8% ABV)
This week’s referenced movies: Clambake; Grudge Match; Forrest Gump; Frankenstein; Being John Malkovich; Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure; Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story; Can’t Hardly Wait; The Butterfly Effect; Boogie Nights; Bright
Ratings for The Identical: Daniel: Double Dare; Corky: Dare (later changed to Double Dare)