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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Mia Wasikowska
Jesse Eisenberg
Chris O'Dowd
Wallace Shawn
Directors
Richard Ayoade
Screenwriters
Richard Ayoade
Avi Korine
Running Time
93 minutes

The Double
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The Double

Plot
The mind of shy office clerk Simon James (Eisenberg), smitten with a colleague (Wasikowska), begins to unravel when he meets the firm’s newest employee, James Simon — an exact double of himself.


Verdict
Given the obvious influences on The Double, it could have felt like a facsimile of other films. Instead, it has enough individuality, imagination and idiosyncratic invention to identify it as a true original.


Reviewed by David Hughes

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