ONLY THEIR MOTHER CAN TELL THEM APART.
On his 35th birthday, Julius Benedict (Arnold Schwarzenegger) learns that he has a twin brother somewhere in Los Angeles and leaves the South Pacific island where he was raised to find him. It’s easy to see what attracted the two stars to this comedy – imagining them as twins is a funny concept. But a whole movie needs more than a crazy idea and what the filmmakers come up with is amusing enough, as we follow the brothers’ quest to track down their mother. No big laughs, but a likable movie chiefly thanks to the two leads. Danny DeVito, as a street hustler, plays to his strengths, while Schwarzenegger is effective in his first comedy.
1988-U.S. 112 min. Color. Produced and directed by Ivan Reitman. Song: ”Twins” (Skip Scarborough). Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger (Julius Benedict), Danny DeVito (Vincent Benedict), Kelly Preston (Marnie Mason), Chloe Webb, Bonnie Bartlett, Marshall Bell… David Caruso, Heather Graham, Jason Reitman.