Did you know that Elvis had an identical twin brother named Schmelvis? That he had the same talent as the King and would have been as popular had his career started just a bit sooner?
That's obviously not true. But it's essentially the premise of the strange musical drama "The Identical."
Maybe this idea could work if the twins had any curiosity about each other. Yet Ryan never sees anything fishy about his likeness and unspoken connection to the star, even when he sees his birth mom in a hospital and she calls him Dexter. The one time Drexel sees Ryan, when the former wears an unintentionally hilarious outfit to judge the latter's participation in a "Sing Like 'The Dream'" competition, he applauds the impersonation but leaves without any skepticism.
Come on! Anyone who encounters an identical version of themselves would try to find out what's up with that!
It's also just plain odd that numerous details in these guys' lives (Ryan serves in the military; Drexel appears in surfing movies) replicate
Mostly it's perplexing, with accidentally funny scenes including Ryan's manager using cash to make it rain on himself and Ryan's inevitable "I don't want your life" moment with his dad. (P.S. '90s one-hit wonder
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