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t h e d o u b l e || e l b u o d e h t

photo_03photo_01photo_04photo_02Happy Civic Holiday Canadians! How was your weekend? Better yet, how do you like my title? Pretty trippy, right? I did it on purpose, given the movie that I am about to discuss. Can I just say that I found my favourite movie of the year? Ok, maybe not my #1 movie, because it is tied with two others. Let’s say my 3rd #1 movie of the year! Confusing? Right!

Here is a synopsis of The Double:

“Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon’s exact physical double and his opposite – confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon’s horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.”

Not being a fan of Jesse Eisenberg, but one of Mia Wasikowska and Richard Ayoade, I went into this film with some trepidation. Let me just say that no trailer can do it justice. It felt like it was a mix between Rear WindowThe Fight Club, and Amélie while still being completely original. It was outrageously dark and enthralling. It was suspenseful and clever without coming across as pretentious. It was dry and humorous. It was an artistic explosion for your senses. Honestly, it has everything that I look for in a movie. Yet, it has more than that because I was not expecting it to be such a creative film. I would be insane to give it a rating less than 100%.

Watch the trailer now, then run to the theatre to see The Double.

<3

Emory

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4 Comments

  1. Oooh, I’ve never heard of it, but I’m so intrigued! Fight Club is one of my favorite movies. I have to say I’ve never liked Jesse Eisenberg too much either but this looks so good!

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     /  08/04/2014

    Let’s go see it again!!:)

    What a great movie! I would have to agree, it is my favourite of the year too.

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  3. Very interesting movie trailer…you’ve also mention that it’s similar to 2 of my favourite movies! So it’s a must watch for me!! I have a rough guess the idea of the story is something with schizophrenia or an documenting of deep change in a personality. Thanks for introducing it.

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