Video Review: The Double
Director: Richard Ayoade
Writers: Richard Ayoade, Fyodor Dostoevsky (novel)
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn
Synopsis: A clerk in a government agency finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the horrific with the arrival of a new co-worker who is both his exact physical double and his opposite – confident, charismatic and seductive with women.
The Double is a fascinating look at the Doppelganger effect and how one would approach the situation, especially when it comes so unexpected. The film is dark, gritty and is extremely well shot. Our video review breaks it all down and why this is a film to see this year.
DIRECTION – A-
SCRIPT – A-
PERFORMANCES – A+
SCORE/MUSIC – A-