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.
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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