Twinsters

2015

Twinsters (2015)

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This full-length documentary follows Samantha and Anaïs as they meet in person for the very first time. Their unique experiences are documented through a series of video blogs, Skype conversations, and real-time footage. Every intimate moment is captured, from their first meeting, the DNA test results, home visits, to their first visit back to Seoul. The film explores the ideas of family, adoption, nature vs. nurture and the power of social media. (C) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Twinsters

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

Futerman makes a momentous discovery that she adeptly shapes into an affecting emotional journey as well as a telling example of how the fortuitous intervention of social media continues to reshape lives in unexpected ways.

Jul 30, 2015 | Full Review…

As this cosmopolitan documentary progresses, it migrates from cute and effervescent to seriously affecting.

Jul 23, 2015 | Full Review…

In general, "Twinsters" makes for a heartfelt alternative to a traditional documentary approach.

Jul 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Twinsters is a heartwarming true story that might not have happened without social media, so score one for modern technology.

Jul 16, 2015 | Full Review…

Two separated siblings are reunited in Samantha Futerman and Ryan Miyamoto's irresistible documentary.

Apr 2, 2015 | Full Review…
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A heartwarming and emotionally moving film about love and family, Twinsters takes the audience on an incredible journey.

Nov 9, 2018 | Full Review…

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Walks viewers through a range of emotions; touching, if not overlong

Jeff Lowery
Jeff Lowery

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Remarkably well made for a first time filmmaker, Twinsters is easily my favorite documentary of 2015 thus far! We follow Samantha, a Korean born girl adopted by American parents, as she discovers that she might have a twin sister that nobody ever knew existed. Well paced, funny, and emotional to the perfect degree, Twinsters feels unlike most documentaries and is guaranteed to entertain. But beyond that, it will also fascinate and force you to explore nature, nurture, and what family really means. I could not possibly recommend this film more! ~ A

Brad Sweet
Brad Sweet

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