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Three Identical Strangers on TV tonight (CNN, 1/27)
Interesting and then frightening documentary about triplets who were adopted out to three couples of very different socio-economic means.

It starts with the boys' happenchance finding of their triplets, and then gets really serious.

Worth your time and will leave you remembering it.


Tigers2010
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re: Three Identical Strangers on TV tonight (CNN, 1/27)
Thanks, have wanted to watch this


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TouchedTheAxeIn82
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re: Three Identical Strangers on TV tonight (CNN, 1/27)
It's shocking and sad and outrageous (and important for this information to be known). And yet it did not get nominated for an Academy Award. Very disappointing, just a nomination brings huge attention to more obscure films.

Definitely watch it if you haven't yet.


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Lawyered
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re: Three Identical Strangers on TV tonight (CNN, 1/27)
Will be DVRing.. didn’t know this was going to air on CNN.. appreciate it .


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jg8623
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re: Three Identical Strangers on TV tonight (CNN, 1/27)
Very good documentary. Insane story


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Saint Alfonzo
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re: Three Identical Strangers on TV tonight (CNN, 1/27)
The wife and I watched this earlier. The whole thing is surreal. It seemed more like some CIA frickery than a "nature vs. nurture" social experiment. Definitely something nefarious in 66 boxes of data, stored at Yale and sealed until the 2060s. No published study from the data. This has MK-Ultra level vibes to it, no doubt.


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BRich
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re: Three Identical Strangers on TV tonight (CNN, 1/27)
Watched it Saturday night.

Incredible story, incredibly well-made film mixing old footage, current interviews and -- what I liked-- the "recreations", such as young Bobby heading off to college in that old Volvo (how much money did they spend to get one looking like that with the mismatched hood?) and the parents meeting with the adoption agency with the rainstorm going on.

That old lady who was an assistant during the study definitely gave off a creepy vibe, especially with her name-dropping photos, her matter-of-fact way of describing the study, and the way she described Neubauer as "sexy".

The whole film makes you really think about the whole "nature vs. nurture"; clearly there are some things in nature you may be gifted --or cursed-- with (such as a tendency towards mental illness). But of course, nurture has so much more to do with it.

I mean, just watch Hellboy.


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re: Three Identical Strangers on TV tonight (CNN, 1/27)
Nikki Haley tweets ...
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Nikki Haley Verified
@NikkiHaley
“Three Identical Strangers” on Amazon Prime is absolutely amazing.


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scrooster
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re: Three Identical Strangers on TV tonight (CNN, 1/27)
BRich, I accidentally downvote you ... big thumbs while fumbling with my iPad.

I like your take though and especially your Hellboy reference.

My Dad used to always say you are born with it ... you’ve either got it or you don’t.

It’s one of the few things he may have been wrong about IMHO. So much depends upon environmental influences. But, then again, if that’s the case how is it that so many from impoverished backgrounds manage to excel in life while so many from privileged backgrounds manage to fail?

I think parenting is the biggest influence one way or the other and it has very little to do with neighborhoods or money or any of that.


Fewer Kilometers
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re: Three Identical Strangers on TV tonight (CNN, 1/27)
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I think parenting is the biggest influence one way or the other and it has very little to do with neighborhoods or money or any of that.

You have siblings raised exactly the same who end up on different ends of every spectrum. It’s a crapshoot.

Nature can help. Nurturing can help. There are no guarantees.


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