Tuesday, January 6, 2015

REVIEW: The Identical DVD

Thank you FlyBy Promotions for this review copy.
I just watched a really great movie.  I knew it was going to be terrific before I watched it. Why? My kids, 17, 15, 13, my husband, and a couple of our friends in their twenties watched it late at night last weekend.  I was beat, so I went to bed early. Now I know why they liked it so much. I mention their ages to let you know that it appeals to a broad age group.

This is a movie that will tug on your heartstrings. It's filled with heartache, frustration, confusion, happiness, hope, fun, determination, love, anger, despair, reconciliation, and ultimately the happy ending that we all hope for.

The movie hinted at what the rock scene was like in the late sixties and early seventies without actually getting into the ugly of it. I didn't feel uncomfortable with my children seeing it.  No vulgar language, no inappropriate relationships, no nudity, nothing I wouldn't sit down and watch with Jesus... which is a good thing, because I did. ~smile~

Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta were amazing as Ryan Wade's parents. The emotion and depth of conviction were convincing. Blake Rayne was The Identical. His talent was displayed brilliantly in his music. He played his part in the movie with skill, passion, and sincerity. The music was really good.

Amy said, "Extremely sad and extremely serious, but I think you'll like it. Once you start the movie, you don't want to pause it for anything."

Emily said, "It's a good story of how are dreams play into God's grand scheme of things."

About the film:
Rated PG / Approx. 107 minutes / Available on DVD and Blue Ray
"The Identical, starring 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."

"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 review copy and the 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.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.


  1. Thanks for holding the giveaway. It sounds like a good film.

  2. Oops, didn't leave a family friendly film.
    I have always loved Pollyanna with Haily Mills.

  3. You're welcome, Kimberly. Good luck.

  4. Good morning, Laura! This certainly sounds like a wonderful DVD to watch and how sweet of you to offer it in a giveaway - I know someone will be blessed :)

    Thank you for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Enjoy your day! Hugs!

  5. Good morning, Stephanie. So nice of you to talk back! I do hope that your linky party takes off like a storm!

    It's super cold here in the single digits. I'm going to put on a little pot of soup for lunch followed by a pot of soup for dinner!

    I'll visit soon.

    Blessings to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

    Laura Lane

  6. I haven't seen that one Brittany. Thanks.

  7. Pinned on Pinterest! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/517843657128849318/

  8. One of our family favorite movies is 42: The Jackie Robinson story. Amazing. The Identical sounds terrific. I'm not familiar with it and would love to see it.

  9. I've not seen that one yet, Holly. Thanks for talking back! I'll visit soon.

  10. Oh yes, I want to see this! thanks for sharing with SYC.


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