The Double (2013)
First screened in June 2015
Director: Richard Ayoade. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Wallace Shawn, Noah Taylor, Yasmin Paige, Cathy Moriarty, Phyllis Somerville, Susan Blommaert, Sally Hawkins, Chris O'Dowd, James Fox, Jon Korkes, Craig Roberts. Screenplay: Avi Korine and Richard Ayoade (based on the short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky).

Twitter Capsule: Bingo if your favorite movies are Eternal Sunshine and Brazil, and you dig Eisenberg's stiff neurosis. Certainly tries.

VOR:   Its effortfully oddball look and verbal cadences might merit more points for originality but they never dispelled the sense I'd more or less visited this world before.

Photo © 2013 Alcove Entertainment, © 2014 Magnolia Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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