Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Identical (A FlyBy Promotions Movie Review and Giveaway 1/23)

Some of you may have heard a little buzz about The Identical when it was released in select theaters this past September, and now it is coming out on DVD/BlueRay January13th, 2015.

I had the opportunity to watch this movie with some friends and family last week (In the comfort of a cozy living room), in order to bring you my thoughts on the film. First, here's a little trailer to give you a taste of what you find in the full movie:

Here is a blurb about the movie:
"The Identical: Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Seth Green, and Blake Rayne is a redemptive movie about a young man, the son of a preacher, who rejects his father’s desire for him to join the ministry and instead embarks on a career as a rock singer. As he struggles to pursue his dream and rise to stardom, he finds love, pain, success, failure and ultimately uncovers a hidden family secret that reveals who he really us. The Identical is a captivating story about a family restored and a life discovered that lifts your soul and warms your heart."

Clearly, the film has a little bit of Elvis(Style both physically and vocally), a little bit of Jerry Lee Lewis, and a little bit of it's own story besides. The story was interesting enough that it caught our attention, the filming and acting were great, and the music was very listenable. 

While the film is promoted as "heart-warming" it didn't entirely live up to that description. There was a lot of loss and struggle that definitely made it too tense for my youngest to watch. That being said, we found it intriguing at times, slow moving at times, and sometimes we felt as if we were missing out on some of the story~ that we were intended to discern the thoughts of the characters as they stared off into the distance... 

All in all, I felt that this was a good effort, but it didn't *quite* hit the mark for me (to be a favorite). However, it is a respectable option for a "Teen+" family movie night. Elvis fans particularly will either love it (for the similarities) or hate it (for the similarities). 

You can run out and purchase this first thing in the morning, OR you can enter my giveaway for a free copy! :) 
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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
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  1. I am starting to fall in love with blues music

  2. Sounds like a GREAT film! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. I'm a music fan in general! I like all kinds of music! :)

  4. I like a little bit of everything, but my faves would pop and r & b.

  5. I love classical music the best! The email I check most often is fossil316@aol.com

  6. I love country music the most! Thanks for asking. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  7. My boys and I are always listening to Hip-Hop & Pop and more times than not you can catch my 9 yr old & I having a "friendly dance off" or teaching my 18 month old how to "dance it out" :)

  8. My favorite music is classic rock, thanks!

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  9. It depends on my mood what I'm listening to but we tend to drift towards Top 40 stuff the most

  10. I really dont have a favorite style. I love all types of music. I guess it would really depend on my mood

  11. I like rock!

  12. I love the Classic Oldies - Elvis, Percy Sledge, Otis Redding, the list goes on and on.

  13. My favorite music is country!


  14. I actually love all music but I think my heart remains in the 70's and 80's. I love to get my Disco on!!

  15. I don't see my first reply...just in case I said I was a lover of all music. My heart is most fond of the 70's and 80's. I love my Disco. I also commented here... http://acornsnuggetsofgold.blogspot.com/2015/01/be-lighthouse.html?showComment=1422056756834#c8030421445217790756


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