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The Identical

Rated PG 107 minutes 2014

What if Elvis Presley's twin brother hadn't died at birth, but instead got adopted in infancy by an evangelical preacher, grew up to be a mechanic, and harbored a desire to perform his brother's songs? That's the premise of this would-be inspirational rock musical, which feels like one of the biopic parodies from Mr. Show (e.g., "Why Me? The Bob Lamonta Story") played completely straight. The Elvis stand-in is named "Drexel Hemsley," most of the songs that are supposed to have been written in the 60s sound like contemporary soft rock, and Ray Liotta, as the preacher, delivers a sermon about the Six-Day War that comes out of nowhere. With Ashley Judd and Seth Green; Dustin Marcellino directed a script by Howard Klausner.

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Official Site: theidenticalmovie.com

Director: Dustin Marcellino

Producer: Howard Klausner, Joe McDougall, Clio Tegel, Mark Mathis, Yochanan Marcellino, Matthew Russell, Coke Sams, Clarke Gallivan, Michael Johnson and Ray Liotta

Cast: Blake Rayne, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Erin Cottrell, Brian Geraghty, Amanda Crew, Joe Pantoliano, Seth Green and Danny Woodburn

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