Opposites attract have been a basic component of story telling since the beginning of story telling. Normally, the opposites attract story line centers around a potential romantic couple. What happens when this idea centers about twin brothers?
In Twins (1988), Julius Benedict (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Vincent (Danny DeVito) are twins and the subject of a very interesting science experiment. Julius was raised to be perfect in every way, but being raised isolated from the rest of the world, he is innocent of the darker sides of life. Vincent was raised in an orphanage and spends his days an adult doing petty crimes. What happens when these two men meet and try to put together the pieces of the puzzle that is their mother and their childhoods?
For a late 80’s bromance (literally a bromance), this film is not bad. DeVito, as he sometimes does, plays a smarmy, not quite likable character with questionable tastes. Schwarzengger, in stepping out of the action genre and into the bromance buddy comedy genre is actually quite funny.
Do I recommend it? Why not?