3 Identical Strangers
New York, 1980: three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds' joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but it also unlocks an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes beyond their own lives - and could transform our understanding of human nature forever.
While Three Identical Strangers succeeds in recounting an absolutely insane story, it somewhat fails in delivering its many messages. Many will come away wondering how something so crazy could happen in our world. Others will walk away wondering why the story of the three identical strangers deserved its own documentary.
"Small movie with a big impact
I went into this movie with absolutely no clue about the details of this real life event except the basic intriguing premise of how the triplets were reunited after being separated at birth. This was my first time watching a docu-drama on big screen and it was a bizarre experience.
"A solid documentary that bites off a bit more than it can chew"
B+. The first half is an entertaining anecdote, the second half is an attempt to tackle everything from nature vs nurture, to mental health, to research malpractice. It bites off a bit more than it can chew, but is still a solid doumentary and worth seeing
"I left the theater feeling deceived and disappointed"
I do not hate this movie. For the first act, I believe they succeeded for the most part. When it comes to the second and third act, however, I felt that the filmmakers lost all credibility due to way they portrayed the information and people they were interviewing. Without spoiling anything, the filmmakers tried to push a number of messages about what they felt was right and wrong in regards to this story. And while delivering a message in it of itself is not an issue, the ham-fisted nature of the last two acts came across as deceitful rather than as an honest attempt to tell a story and deliver a message. 6/10
"A little too self important"
But still a crazy story. If nothing else, this doc will keep you entertained from its many twists and turns.