I can tell you that there are tonnnns of folks hoping this comes to Netflix! I don't buy many documentaries myself, but this is one I am happy to have in my library. I have already shown the Blu to my parents and they were as fascinated as I was!
For me, it also comes down to being released in a very crowded month full of titles I will watch more often. I might consider it down the line, as I would like to see it again, but right now there are too many great titles coming out all at once to get them all right away.
Sam (and anyone else who's seen it), any ideas who they could cast as the triplets? Unless there happen to be identical triplet actors in the right age range, presumably they'll have to go The Parent Trap route and cast one actor to play opposite two other themselves, so I guess they could go with anyone, depending on whether they want them to resemble the real triplets or not.
Good idea. I especially like the Eisenberg. I wonder if they will split the role as you suggest for different ages, or if they might go with one actor and use a combination of makeup or the digital de-aging Marvel has been fond of to do different time periods.
I finally pulled the trigger and got a copy of the Blu.
Peg was really intrigued by the premise...so that was the title which shot to the top of our potential viewing stack.
We were both rapt from beginning to end. It might not be the best-organized documentary I've ever seen...but the subject material is compelling. It amazes me that the brothers are not able to force the unredacted release of the material which applies to them considering the great wrong that was done to them. I get the sense that if it were me it would become my life's mission to find out everything they could about their situation and the people that perpetrated this mess on them and their families.
I would strongly advise anyone who views this doc to check out the Q&A session tucked in with the bonus features on the disc. It gives some great supplementary info and a bit of an update on the story (much like that link to the LA Times article which Sam posted near the top of the thread).
One of the things that really struck me was how one of the wives (in the Q&A) commented that its not just the impact of the ruse on the brothers...but the impact on their adopted families, their wives, their children, etc. I am left after watching it wishing that there would be some accountability and responsibility on the part of those involved. The smugness of the La Jolla, CA woman who was an assistant in the study was maddening. And the demeanor of the known researcher (willing to talk) was most aggravating.
I was wondering when this would happen. CNN usually gets to broadcast the documentaries their CNN Films branch produces at some point after the theatrical run. Thanks for catching it, Sam. I'll be telling friends to set their DVRs. (It's far easier to get them to do that than to pay up for a rental.)
That's a very crowded night of programming though, since it will be airing at the same time as the SAG Awards on TBS/TNT and Fox's broadcast of Rent Live. Fortunately, CNN appears to be showing the movie twice in a row, so my DVR is going to be able to record everything.