The Double (2013)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Satire, Surrealist Film, Workplace Comedy  |   Release Date - May 9, 2014 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - UK  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Richard Ayoade's stylized adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's novella The Double stars Jesse Eisenberg as Simon James, a meek office drone who bumbles his way through his day, forever pining for a pretty girl (Mia Wasikowska) who lives near him and working hard for a boss (Wallace Shawn) who doesn't see any of his accomplishments. One day Simon discovers that he has a new co-worker, James Simon (also Eisenberg), who looks just like him and possesses all of the confidence and charisma that Simon lacks. Simon befriends this new person, and soon the put-upon man is asserting himself. However, he begins to fear he's becoming just another pawn in James' relentless self-interests. The Double screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

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apartment, corporation, doppelganger, dream-girl, job