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Film Review: The Double | The Man Cave Cinema

In Hollywood, twins are bad news. No, that isn't meant as a knock against Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (or Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, for that matter) — it's a reference to films like Dead Ringers and Enemy, which have shown us that anytime exact human facsimiles are involved, trouble ensues and bloodshed follows. Of course, this notion extends even farther back, to Fyodor Dostoevsky's 1846 novella, The Double. And it's in that tale that the second film from director Richard Ayoade finds its basis, taking a tale of existential identity crisis and crafting a dark comedy out of it.

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