The Identical: Movie Review


From the black and white 30’s to the rockin’ 70’s, The Identical will have you searching within, shaking in your seat, laughing and crying.

Drexel and Ryan, (Blake Rayne), may have been separated at birth, but their connection continues through the music they were born to do.

Packed with plentiful impacting scenes, this star studded cast, (Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Seth Green, Joe Pantoliano), really delivers in an honest and very real way.

Faith based and family friendly, this film is filled with music that’ll grab ya and have you singing for days to come.

Now… We’ve all seen those, throat cramming / so far from the truth, faith movies that make you wanna scream; this isn’t one of those!

It’s not an easy task to cover so many periods with a clean dialogue and thought-provoking message. Yet they’ve done so effortlessly. BRAVO!

If you didn’t know this was a ‘first’ for the folks behind the scenes, it wouldn’t even be a topic for discussion.

With many relatable moments and inspiring footage, if you have a dream, then this is a movie you need to see.


Ray Liotta:

As I watched the film unfold on the screen I thought several times and said aloud once, “Wow, Ray Liotta is a really great actor!” He pulls off the role of Reverend Wade flawlessly, showing the heartbreak I’ve seen growing up, when a PK (preachers kid) chooses a path other than one deemed acceptable and displaying emotion that pulls at your heart strings.


Ashley Judd:

There’s not much I can say, other than… This pastors wife nailed the character she was cast to play. But then again, she always delivers.


Seth Green:

Funny. Yep, that sums Dino up in a nutshell. Adding laughter at the right time with phenomenal delivery, I couldn’t imagine anyone else in this role.


Joe Pantoliano:

Always been a fan and wasn’t disappointed this time around either. He fell into this auto shop role as if it was written just for him, bringing it to life like only Joe can.


Blake Rayne:

Where to begin… First time actor, but not his last gig; or so I hope. He took on quite a big task with the role of Drexel and Ryan, and let’s not forget, performer, and hit it out of the park.

A shining star with a voice resembling Elvis, yes I said it! I find it refreshing to see a film with great music, performed and sung by a guy who can take you back while moving you forward.

Say what you will about Blake Rayne, but he held his own and delivered from beginning to end.


*The Identical embodies the theme, If HE is in your dreams, nothing can stand against them.

About Kimberly Michele Durham


Posted on September 6, 2014, in K*Chele Magazine, Movie Review, Music and Entertainment, Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Read the Q&A with Executive Producer Yochanan Marcellino, Director Dustin Marcellino, and Star Blake Rayne in the new issue of K*Chele Magazine. Pick up a print and/or digital copy here:

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