Twin Falls Idaho
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Twin Falls Idaho
A movie about conjoined (or "Siamese") twins and a prostitute sounds like a bad joke or a sleazy porn flick, but Twin Falls Idaho is actually an eerie, atmospheric story about love and mutual dependence. Penny (Michele Hicks) gets called to a dingy hotel room where she discovers Blake and Francis Falls (twin brothers Mark and Michael Polish). When they go into the bathroom to get her a glass of water, she flees--but forgets her purse. When she returns, Blake and Francis don't get angry; they accept her fear and horror with sad resignation. Their vulnerability draws Penny into their lives, as she learns that the illness of one twin threatens the lives of both. Twin Falls Idaho moves slowly, but the pace never drags. The lush cinematography is drenched in color; the makeup, costumes, and set design feel not quite contemporary and combine to give the movie a dislocated, otherworldly look. The movie was written by the Polish brothers and directed by Michael; though it's their first film, it feels confident and has a sweet, melancholy humor. The performances of the entire cast--including supporting appearances by Patrick Bauchau, Lesley Ann Warren, and Garrett Morris--are consistent and strong. Though clearly influenced by David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks), Twin Falls Idaho slowly becomes a unique and affecting creation. The delicate image of the twin brothers quietly whispering in each other's ears will linger in your memory long after the movie ends. --Bret Fetzer
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Fate draws together a sensitive street hooker named Penny and a pair of conjoined (Siamese)male twins, Blake and Francis, living at a fleabag hotel, one of whom is very sickly. They share their organs and so much more.
The Polish brothers are twins in real life, along with being actors and directors, and they do a good job of actually appearing joined.
A very unusual indie, moody with a subtle and surreal melancholy.
Quite original and strangely touching.
Not much happens plot-wise in this film. It's all character driven. No beginning, middle and end in the typical sense.
Atmospheric and very sad in some ways, but therein lies its sweetness as it explores the depths of the human soul.
There is a rare beauty in pain and tragedy that few wish to know about.
There's even a touch of dark humor.
This is a movie for a quiet, rainy night when you're all alone and in the mood for something shadowy and dreamlike...and when you have tears locked inside that need to come out.
This film is gently told and quietly profound.
God bless the outcasts, they need mercy, too.
DVD extras are slim: English, French or Spanish subtitles; talent files for the two brothers and Michele Hicks, who makes an impressive debut here; theatrical trailers for Birdy, Splendor and The City of Lost Children; and a wonderful commentary track by the Brothers Polish.