Film, Comedy
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Tailor-made for Schwarzenegger and DeVito, this slick comedy about a pair of genetically-engineered twins is too tight for comfort, and works best when the odd couple parody their familiar personae and play off one another. The result of a scientific experiment, in which their mother was impregnated with a 'sperm milk-shake' derived from six male geniuses, the twins were separated at birth. Arnie is now a naive, super-intelligent virgin, DeVito a small-time hustler. So when Arnie finally tracks down his long-lost brother, it's hardly fraternal love at first sight. The subplots about DeVito's problems with loan sharks, exposing his residual avarice, help to flesh out what is essentially a one-joke scenario; but more emotionally revealing are DeVito's selfish, venal desire for Chloe Webb, and Arnie's innocent affection for her long-limbed sister (Preston). DeVito displays his remarkable ability to shift from fast-talking cynicism to affecting sentiment, while Arnie reveals a reasonable talent for light comedy.

By: NF

Release details

Duration: 107 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ivan Reitman
Screenwriter: William Davies, William Osborne, Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod
Cast: Marshall Bell
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Trey Wilson
Kelly Preston
Chloe Webb
Danny DeVito
Bonnie Bartlett