THE DOUBLE (15)

Date Time
Fri 2nd May 7.45pm
Sat 3rd May 7.45pm
Sun 4th May 7.45pm
Thurs 8th May 10.30am

Dir. Richard Ayoade, UK, 2013, 93 mins
Jessie Eisenberg, Mia Wasikovska,

Jessie Eisenberg plays Simon, a timid, isolated man who’s overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams (Wasikowska). The arrival of a new co-worker, James (also played by Eisenberg), 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… Richard Ayoade‘s (Submarine) adaptation of this Dostoyevsky story is a brilliantly crafted dark comedy, that recalls Gilliam and Kaufman whilst retaining its own (double) identity.

‘A brilliant copy of a great original‘ – Henry Barnes, The Guardian *****

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