In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they’re triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.
Three Identical Strangers started out just as a crazy story, but evolved into deep questions about what is ethically okay in the name of science, and even do we as humans have free will. At first it’s just remarkable to hear this story of the three boys that grew up so close to eachother never realizing they were twins. Despite being in massively different families of income and lifestyle they grew up to be nearly the same young man. They acted the same, dressed the same, talked the same, all of them wrestled, dated the same type of girls, the list goes on and on… But, then we find out that wasn’t by accident but in fact it was orchestrated! At birth they were placed in families like that to see how they ended up, but that as well leads into an even bigger question… Do we even have free will?
This doc truly made me think about the idea of free will for days on end after watching this. We beleive we have it, and clearly no one is making decisions for us. But, does anything we do in life change who we are, or are we born a certain way and no matter the circumstances we go through, or the way our parents raise us, will we always make it back to the person we truly are? David, Eddy, and Robert were genetically born as the same exact person. One grew up in a lower class family, one middle, and one upper. They had incredibly different upbringings, and yet even they met as young adults they essentially all came together being the same person.
Drastic things in your life will undoubtedly change things in some way, but as far as I am concerned, this doc, and the study behind it, answeted the long asked question of nature vs nurture. But, I would love to know what you got from it.
So, whether you are looking for a good story of brothers, a secret that’s been uncovered, or a philosophical question, this is the documentary you. It might actually be the best doc I’ve ever seen honestly.