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“The Identical” Podcast Movie Review

Blake rayne, Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta in The Identical

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 mash-up 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.


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: ClambakeGrudge MatchForrest GumpFrankensteinBeing John MalkovichPee-Wee’s Big AdventureWalk Hard: The Dewey Cox StoryCan’t Hardly WaitThe Butterfly EffectBoogie NightsBright

Ratings for The IdenticalDaniel: Double Dare; Corky: Dare (later changed to Double Dare)


Original theatrical trailer for The Identical

Ryan Wade performs for Drexel Hemsley

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