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The less you know about Three Identical Strangers going in, the better, so don't read this part until after you've seen the movie. And you should see it, because it's brilliantly made and contains riveting material.
A lot is kept from the viewer, then parceled out in discrete chunks. The effect is of one of those long New Yorker-style pieces that blend storytelling with feats of reporting-the elaborate set-up that is a feint, to be dispelled in an act of revelation.
The film is an artfully constructed investigative narrative structured to give us the sense of discovering, along with the boys and their families, several layers of buried secrets and lies that blighted their adult lives.
It's a compelling, twist-filled tale, one told with a highly developed sense of empathy, a few aesthetic missteps... and a knack for turning into the triplets' experience into something bigger than just stranger-than-fiction tabloid fodder.
A gripping, stranger-than-fiction account of a real-world medical conspiracy, the film begins as a human-interest story and builds to an impressive work of investigative journalism into how and why they were placed with the families who raised them.
Three Identical Strangers may be non-fiction but it's structured and composed like the best short story you've never heard. And it's one that definitely proves the dictum that life is stranger than fiction.
Three Identical Strangers does a solid job laying out a story that's both remarkable and repulsive in equal measures, a window into the peculiar bonding of twins that holds appeal for the same reasons that inspired the medical research in the first place