Film Review | The Double

From the weird and wonderful mind of Richard Ayoade, comes a modern-day telling of Dostoevsky’s novella The Double.


Jesse Eisenberg plays Simon, a boring loser, whose life is turned upside down when a more charming and charismatic doppelgänger invades both his work and home life, causing him all manner of troubles and forcing himself to come out of his shell and break loose from the dark dystopia that he lives.

Being only Ayoade’s second film, he has taken to producing some of the more unique cinema to come from this side of the Atlantic, taking the dark humour that Charlie Brooker has been producing for TV over the last few years and bringing it to the big screen.

Director: Richard Ayoade

Starting: Jesse Eisenberg

                Mia Wasikowska

                Yasmin Paige

                Wallace Shawn

                Jamie Fox

If you like: Submarine, Black Mirror, Under The Skin, Blue Ruin.

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