Twins (1988)

Ivan Reitman directs Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito and Kelly Preston in this high concept comedy that imagines what if Arnold and Danny were somehow brothers.

When I was a kid we queued around the block to watch this. It was a genuine blockbuster. The poster told us “Only their mother can tell them apart” but the upshot actually was “What if Arnie played a straight off the boat dork?” and the movie soon gets bored of even that and just decides to remake Rain Man… with Danny DeVito more convincing in the Tom Cruise role. Does it matter?… Nah. This is a really sunny, pleasant watch. Well made, deftly focussed on keeping momentum.


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