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So Different Yet Just The Same
Member Name: char2011
Advantages: brilliant acting and characters
Arnold Schwarzenegger -- as -- Julius Benedict
Danny DeVito -- as -- Vincent Benedict
Kelly Preston -- as -- Marnie Mason
Chloe Webb -- as -- Linda Mason
Bonnie Bartlett -- as Mary Ann Benedict
Tony Jay -- as -- Professor Werner, also the narrator
Marshall Bell -- as -- Mr. Webster
---------Plot & Characters---------
In a science experiment to create the perfect child Julius and Vincent are brought into the world. Mother Mary Ann Benedict is told that they died at birth and that was suppose to be the end of the situation. 35 years later Julius finds out he has a brother and goes looking for him. Once he does next step is to find their mother. When on a mission to find their mother Vincent has other plans and is really only agreeing to the trip because it's on the way to collect a hefty sum of money in exchange for a delivery of a dodgy item. Whilst on the trip the pair grow and become closer as brothers. The course of finding their mother is rocky and they have a few bumps in the road but for the pair it gives them a true bonding experience. One part in the film I found was absolutely adorable is when Julius (Arnold S) found one of the six doners who is his father and give him a big massive hug a gets really really excited it was so cute because of how such a manly man is doing such an unmanly thing.
I didn't really know what to expect from this movie as I have not watched anything with a similar sort of plot before. The movie opens with a narrative of how the twins came about and I was abit sceptical because I thought it would go on through the whole movie having a narrative which is sort of a put off for me. As the movie went on my first reaction of Julius's character was he seemed a bit like a nut job. As for Vincent I really liked him at first thought. When Julius finds Vincent and tells him he is his brother and Vincent sort of just brushed him off I had a feeling that eventually they would become close and Vincent would accept him as a brother but just didn't know how long it would take him. In a sense the storyline in this movie is quite predictable because it's always easy to guess what will happen next. Although the plot is predictable it's not that what makes it a brilliant movie it's the lovable characters that have been put in the film.
Julius at first starts of to me as a little bit weird. I think this is due to him being the brother that was raised on an island and very smart and doesn't really know much about the real world as he grew up quite closed off. What he brings to the movie is a sense of innocence even though he is a grown man he is innocent and acts as if he sort of a child not knowing many things and believing anything he is told by Vincent. I loved it because you have this big strong man (Arnold S) playing the character of Julius but you would never expect the type of character of Julius to look like that. It was quite goo because it made his character more likeable and very lovable and best of all non-stereotypical. It also brought something different and quite comical to watch.
Vincent is very different and practically the opposite of Julius. Vincent is short, a crook and has not has the best upbringing. His character is quite a nice one because even though he acts all hard on the outside he is really sweet inside and all he really needs in his life is a family to love him and for him to love.Vincent is the one that brings the small action to the movie and he generally always the one that starts all the fights between the pair.
What is lovely about the plot is you see these two men come together and become a family it's a rocky road but they get their in the end. Throughout they are teaching each other so much and making each other become better people. In Julius's case Vincent teaches him how to be more 'normal'. The way the twins are so different but the same is really good.
Overall I loved this movie and think it is one to watch. The plot is decent and the characters along with the acting is superb. I wouldn't say rush out and buy it but it is definitely something to watch if you having a relaxing day at home. The movie is available to buy on Amazon new and used from £1.70.
Summary: Little & Large