• The Double (2014)

The Double

Release Date: May 9th, 2014

DVD Release Date: August 26th, 2014

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

An awkward office drone (Jesse Eisenberg) becomes increasingly unhinged after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman (Mia Wasikowska) he desires.

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Rade Serbedzija, Cathy Moriarty, Gemma Chan, Noah Taylor, James Fox

Director: Richard Ayoade

Genres: Dark comedy

Production Co: Alcove Entertainment

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    The heavily stylized film further demonstrates the actor's ability to create self-contained worlds behind the camera. show more

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Mr. Ayoade's new film, adapted from Dostoyevsky's novella "The Double," is at least as startling as "Submarine" in its visual design, eerie environments and unusual premise. But it's lifeless, for the most part, a drama suffocated by its schematic style. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Kafka-esque, Terry Gilliam-esque (Brazil), Charlie Kaufman-esque (remember Floor 71/2 in Being John Malkovich?), and David Lynch-ian, too, The Double plays like a nightmare that will leave you spooked, jittery, and confused. Well, that's how it plays for Simon, anyway. For everyone else, it should leave us simply amused. show more

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