The Double

The Double

Streaming Video - 2014
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Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon's horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.
Publisher: [United States] : Magnolia Pictures : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 93 min.)) : sd., col


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Jan 07, 2018

I agree with other comments that this movie was very difficult to watch because it was so odd - hence i gave up after 30 minutes.

Jan 27, 2017

This is a difficult movie to follow, but worth the effort.

Apr 25, 2016

Waste of time. Dark, un-connected thoughts. Watched bonus features hoping to get some clairity but that didnt help. Seemed like a goid topic but wasnt executed very well. Guess Im in the minority though.

Mar 14, 2016

This was defiantly a different type of movie than I am use to. It was kinda weird I thought I see from reading the other comments a lot of people liked it, but I honesty I thought it was a waste of my time by the end of it. I was getting confused with the two characters since both were the same guy so sometimes it was kinda hard to keep up on knowing who was who. Idk maybe I should watch it one more time just to be able to feel it a bit better.

Dec 01, 2015

The film has a certain style that I like, and initially shows promise. However, in the end it falls flat. Disappointing.

Sep 26, 2015

An awful movie, couldn't finish it.

Aug 25, 2015

While this got a rave rating from Rotten Tomatoes (86 fresh), my wife and I found it trite, poorly produced, terrible sound quality and not worth the time to watch. It is based on an old Russian novella so is naturally dark and brooding. Written for a younger generation that has little first hand knowledge of the trials of living in the USSR, we did not care for it at all.

Jul 03, 2015

Didn't realize there were 2 movies with the same name but totally different subjects. My mistake for not checking properly. This was a totally boring movie.

Apr 20, 2015

I usually like Artsy films but this one NOT! Maybe Jesse had something to do with it as I am not fond of him. the film was boring and weird and not in an interesting way.

Jan 15, 2015

This is a seriously weird and disturbing movie ....! Glad I watched it!

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Sep 22, 2014

James to Melanie: But you need to realize that data entry and collection and computers and stuff, it can be sensual. It does have a romance. It can be sexy. All these lives that we're recording, their hopes, their dreams, their loves...Each person out there,
apart yet connected. We're giving these faceless people immortality.
Simon: No, it's just...I don't know, I would have never done that (after James demanded special order from waitress).
James: You don't like eggs?
Simon: No, I mean, I just...Don't think I would feel comfortable talking to someone like that.
James: She's a waitress. She's here to serve us. If you don't tell her what you actually want, how can she do her job?
Simon: No, I can see that...She can be a little short sometimes, and I do think being forthright certainly has its place. And I'm not, like, criticizing your behavior or anything.


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