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The Broken Review

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When Gina McVey (Headey) suffers brain damage in a car accident she starts imagining her family are not themselves, spiralling her further and further from reality.

★★★★★

Gina (Lena Headey) glimpses her doppelgänger on the street, which distracts her enough to cause a brilliantly staged car crash which gives her minor brain damage — triggering a rare condition whereby she falls under the delusion that her nearest and dearest aren’t themselves. The woman-who-haunted-herself premise escalates into an Invasion Of The Body Snatchers scenario as mirrorworld doubles ominously infiltrate a glass-and-steel London. Writer-director Sean Ellis is influenced by M. Night Shyamalan, and manages an approximation of both Shyamalan’s habitual look and whispery melodramatics; he even springs a genuinely affecting last-reel twist.

Writer-director Sean Ellis is influenced by M. Night Shyamalan, and manages an approximation of both Shyamalan’s habitual look and whispery melodramatics.