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Three Identical Strangers

In 1980, one of the boys, Robert, goes to college where everyone confuses him with a guy named David. David and Robert meet, and their story becomes national news. As a result of the news coverage, Eddy realizes that they look just like him.  In 1961, three boys were separated given up for adoption to three different parents. I won’t say anything more, and I strongly recommend if you plan on seeing the movie to not read anything about it beyond the basic premise. It is one of the most fascinating documentaries I have seen in quite some time. It twists and turns in the most unusual and unexpected directions – just when you think that you have been blown away by what happened, something else even more shocking is revealed. The story is joyful, sad, and perplexing; the film provides a lot to think about, particularly regarding research ethics and the perennial psychology question regarding whether it is nature or nurture that dictates how we behave. Big thumbs up for a film that is very well crafted and “keeps on giving” all the way to the end. Psychologists should particularly enjoy the story and its implications.

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