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  • Summary: Winner of the Cadillac People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival 2009 ‘The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls’ tells the story of the world’s only comedic, singing, yodeling lesbian twin sisters, Lynda and Jools Topp, whose political activism and unique brand of entertainment has helped change New Zealand’s social landscape. In the process they have become well-loved cultural icons. (Argot Pictures) Collapse
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  1. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    May 19, 2011
    75
    Sometimes corny, often funny and just as often touching, their act has been wowing Kiwis for decades.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    May 27, 2011
    75
    Their story, as told by Pooley, also is a touching and quietly meaningful one, built around themes of tolerance, self-acceptance and unconditional love.
  3. Reviewed by: Melissa Anderson
    May 10, 2011
    70
    The beloved Kiwi duo, who frequently perform as a rotating cast of corny alter egos, can charm even the crankiest viewers, thanks to their soaring, clarion harmonies and cuddly-butch personas.
  4. Reviewed by: Ben Sachs
    May 19, 2011
    70
    Befitting her subjects, director Leanne Pooley maintains a joyful tone throughout.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Jun 30, 2011
    63
    A fond, uncomplicated love letter to two irrepressible good-time Charlottes.
  6. Reviewed by: John P. McCarthy
    May 13, 2011
    60
    A conventional portrait of an endearingly unconventional sister act-with roots in music halls and the dairy farm on which they were raised (and became expert yodelers)-The Topp Twins is a piece of hagiography.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    May 13, 2011
    38
    Their '50s-style comedy mugging not only don't come across to Americans, it's hard to believe even New Zealanders would care.

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