- Brothers, reunited.
Amongst the AND THENs is a fascinating riff on nature versus nurture—each of the brothers grew up in a different social class, from blue-collar to affluent, so how does that explain their many commonalities at age 19? Three Identical Strangers is really a science film wrapped in a nearly unbelievable story about humanity. Wardle's shrewd handling of the material—though the film's setup does suffer from chintzy re-enactment scenes—keeps you guessing, even when you think there are no surprises left: He leads you one way, abandons it, then brings it back in a montage to show you he was on a completely different thought all along.
It's also a very hard film to write about, so go for what you think it is, and stay for the astonishing truth.