Tell Me Who I Am: Movie Review

We often forget how fragile our lives are. Not only in encountering death but any physical or mental injuries that can literally wipe you out. "Tell Me Who I Am" is one such tale and it's even more riveting and more emotional than we could have ever anticipated.

When they were 18, twins Alex and Marcus Lewis had their lives changed when Alex got into an accident and lost all of his memory. Starting from nothing, Marcus shaped Alex's life by helping him remember his past life. Almost four decades after his permanent amnesia, Alex and Marcus must confront a dark truth that Marcus has been hiding from him.
Don't expect anything but interviews in "Tell Me Who I Am". The one and a half hour documentary focuses on Alex, Marcus, and both clearly separated into three acts. The first act starts with Alex detailing his struggles about not knowing about anything before his accident - even his own mom. The second act shifts focus on Marcus and how the burden of helping his brother remember and the power to control his memories has drastically affected him. The final act culminates in the confrontation of a dark truth that has lingered on for decades with each brother having their own reasons why they haven't talked about it. The format is simple and minimalist and this made it more authentic and tangible. Little or no effects were used meant that the importance of their stories were further exemplified. The crisp and clear focus on their faces meant that we could touch and feel every emotion - happy or bad, joyful or hurtful. We loved the structure of its narrative as it was able to convey the fragility of losing one's memory and how one's noble and good intentions can lead to something dark and uncontrollable.. "Tell Me Who I Am" makes you think not only of life's fragility but the grey-ish moralities of being human
Rating: 4 and a half reels

Why you should watch it:
- gripping and riveting, you can literally feel and touch all the emotions from the twin brothers

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- it's heavy focus on interviews might not be for everyone

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