It is winter. So, it is the perfect time of year to cozy up on the couch and peruse the Netflix cue or watch the things you have put on your list. As soon as I saw the movie, Twinsters, I knew I wanted to watch it. It is about two young women who find out about each other through happen stance on the internet. They remarkably look alike and find out that they were born on the same day and had been adopted from Korea. Their story unfolds as they get to know each other through Facebook, Skype and texting until they finally meet in person.
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. It was fun to watch the excitement as they were just learning about each other and taking steps to get to know each other more and more. It is amazing how technology allows us to connect and get to know other people so intimately, especially when they are so far away. In some ways it reminds me of the IF community, how strangers can become friends. I had the opportunity to meet some of the women I met through an online group for IF support. Watching the movie reminded me of the giddiness and excitement of meeting my IF sisters. It was life changing, as it was for the twins in the movie (but much more likely life changing for the twins).
The movie was also very interesting because it is about adoption. Without wanting to spoil the movie, I appreciated how it told the story of how each adoption story is different. While these women are twins and their lives have paralleled experiences, there are also distinct differences, too. It is beautiful how the sisters are intuitive, sensitive and thoughtful of each other as they share their past, build their relationship in the present and begin to navigate how they want to share their future.
Then, how T~ and I have loosely talked about adoption, I found the movie interesting in what it brings up in terms of the thoughts, worries, frustrations, blessings and world of an adoptee. Food for thought. Plus, I've always had some kind of gut feeling that maybe if I were to be a mom it would be to twins. I don't know why. Maybe it is a wish or a hope, but I feel there is some kind of connection, but not sure what exactly.
It is a very good story. I definitely recommend it.