Film Review | The Double

The Double (2013)

Plot – A clerk in a government agency finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the horrific with the arrival of a new co-worker who is both his exact physical double and his opposite – confident, charismatic and seductive with women.

Director: Richard Ayoade

Starting: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Yasmin Paige, Wallace Shawn, Jamie Fox

Genre – Comedy | Drama | Mystery

Released – 2013

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 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.

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

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