In 1936, William and Helen Hemsley (Brian Geraghty, Amanda Crew) welcome identical twin boys into the world. But their joy is quickly tempered by a sobering realization; how could they give these children any kind of a life beyond the desperate poverty that haunted many families in the midst of the Great Depression? When evangelist Reece Wade (Ray Liotta) reveals that he and his wife Louise (Ashley Judd) cannot have children, William feels the Lord's prompting to give them one of the infant boys. Both brothers are born with passion, drive and awesome musical talent, but take very separate, yet converging paths. Drexel Hemsley (Blake Rayne) rises like a comet and changes the music world forever. His adopted brother, Ryan Wade (also played by Blake Rayne) struggles to find the purpose for his life. All the way into manhood he wrestles with pleasing Reverend Wade, his loving but controlling father, who is convinced his son Ryan is called into the ministry. Ryan is encouraged by his ... Written by
Ray Liotta and Amanda Crew previously starred together in the 2010 film Charlie St. Cloud. In that film, they didn't share any screen time together. See more »
In the cemetery scene on the gravestones, Drexal Hemsley was born Feb 12, 1936 and Dexter Ryan Hemsley was born Oct 4, 1935 (and lived one day) but they are twins?! They should be born on the same day (or adjacent days). This is either a major prop screw up or this is an actual cemetery plot (legality?) and the mother was having twins but lost one child in the 5th month and successfully carried the other to term most likely with hospital involvement and not just a home setting. Regardless, these different dates do not fit the story under any scenario. It would seem like neighbors would know they had twins born on the same day. See more »
Great film with great cast Ray Liotta and surprise Seth Green
I would not call this an inspirational film in any way. That label is keeping some people away from a great film and concept. In no way inspirational, but more so a fairy tale. Twin boys. Separated at birth for financial reasons by depression era parents. One twin going on into fame as an Elvis type rock star, the other twin the son of a minister. What if "you" looked and sung exactly like Elton John, everyone said you sounded and looked just like Elton John, you had a love for music just as Elton John. And your father instead wanted a ministers son as a son. what would you do? Great film. Not some religious hack job. Rather a fantasy of two twins destine for different directions. Or are they??? And an excellent performance from Ray Liotta. Excellent! As well as a great cast. And the role from Seth Green a real plus. A real attention getter, attention and keeper. You won't dose off during this flick. If you ever loved Ray Liotta work, this will certainly top your list. Do NOT let the false label as "inspirational film" mislead you away from a great concept and cast.
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