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Identicals (2015)

Brand New-U (original title)
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None Of Us Are As Unique As We Think. Brand New-U is a highly unconventional romantic thriller: an obsessive love story stripped down and re-arranged into the looping logic of a nightmare.

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Simon Pummell

Writer:

Simon Pummell
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Credited cast:
Tony Way ... Gun Dealer / Santa
Nora-Jane Noone ... Nadia Serville
Nick Blood ... Joe
Lachlan Nieboer ... Slater
Andrew Buckley ... Geeky Friend Chris
Robert Wilfort ... Surgeon Two 'Peter'
Tim Ahern ... Brand New U Founder
Jacinta Mulcahy ... Surgeon: Abigail
Jamael Westman ... Brand New U Hood Kemal
Tim Faraday Tim Faraday ... Finder Raider (voice)
Michelle Asante ... Brand New U Manager
Clare Monnelly Clare Monnelly ... Worker
Phelim Kelly ... Shopper
Sukie Smith Sukie Smith ... Waitress 'Sarah'
Richard Sandling ... Santa Three
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The organization Brand New-U identifies networks of IDENTICALS - people who walk like you, talk like you, but are walking through different, better lives - and helps their customers make a life upgrade: eliminating the better-life donor, and relocating their client to that brand new life. Slater seems to have the perfect life, the perfect job and the perfect girlfriend. But when Slater's girlfriend is abducted by Brand New-U, and a corpse left in her place, he is forced to become an Identical. As he moves through a series of parallel lives, he becomes more and more obsessed with finding his girlfriend, but what he must find in the end is himself.

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None of us are as unique as we hope

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated R for language, some violence, drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Identicals See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland See more »

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€1,300,000 (estimated)
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Plot based on 1966's "Seconds" starring Rock Hudson. See more »

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If you like drugs or meditation, you'll like this movie
25 August 2016 | by professorjeffreypbrownSee all my reviews

Rarely can I not figure out what a movie is at least attempting to say, and I don't have a problem with "art" films, either. For example, I really enjoyed Under the Skin--a little hard to figure out, but enough there to create meaning. On the other hand, Identicals was a blissful acid trip, often shifting unexpectedly, long drawn out shots doing little other than spinning wheels, and repetition and overlap that did nothing but confuse. And confuse it did.

People appear out of nowhere with little explanation, threats are made to the main characters with little cause, and then there's an organization that appears to want to control some element of society, but we never know exactly who they are or their motivation. And then the end comes and .....

Nada.

If not the worst movie I've ever seen, certainly a top five worst- ever candidate. Were there any positives? Actually, I think there is potential here for visually the film was captivating, and if there was more logic and sense tied into the plot (if you can call it that), there is a good foundation to work with. It's not a complete wash but close.


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