'The Identical' is a pale imitation of Elvis' story, reviews say

September 5, 2014 10:26 PM

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What if Elvis Presley's stillborn twin brother had survived, only for the two infants to be separated at birth? How might their lives differ, reflect one another and perhaps even intersect? That's the intriguing premise behind the Elvis-inspired faith-based drama "The Identical," which nominally tells the story of Drexel "The Dream" Hemsley and his long-lost twin, Ryan Wade (both played by Blake Rayne).

According to film critics, however, "The Identical" is bogged down by its mawkish execution and lack of originality.

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