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The Double Review | Box Office Buz

A few years ago Richard Ayoade, best known from The IT Crowd but should be known from Garth Meranghi's Darkplace, gave us an adaptation as a directorial debut, and Submarine was dark, funny in a multitude of ways, smart, well made yet with a humble, home-made edge. As a director, Ayoade returns with The Double, a darker piece about Jesse Eisenberg's Simon James, an unbelievably wet protagonist in a non-world full of 60's and 70's tech and costumes, and little else. Simon is a mess, timid, shy, in his own world, and only finding brief respite in contacting the copy girl Mia Wasikowska. The one day a new employee shows up, James Simon, who is the exact opposite of Simon, only with the same body and face.

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