The Double : Movie Review

The Double

I just got through with watching the movie Double and it was such a Mind Fuck !

The movie stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice in wonderland) & Jesse Eisenberg ( Social Network, Now you see me etc… )

You might not like it at the start but do watch it till the end… You will change your mind !

The movie is quite slow-paced and the script is very complex, but as you go deeper and deeper into the movie, you can’t stop. Well I couldn’t stop. I started to feel scared. The movie itself isn’t all that scary until you start relating yourself to the protagonist.

The movie meshes some great concepts together, for instance that, no matter what you look, its the courage and charisma that actually makes you more likable. Then that there are two side to everyone.

There is an insecure side to every soul, that basically thinks that ‘what would people say’ and then there is the confident personality that thinks ‘let them think what they want and I don’t give a shit’.

One of the greatest lines in the movie according to me were:

I know what it feels like to be lost and lonely and invisible. I try talking but I don’t know how to be myself. It’s like I am permanently outside myself. Like you could push your hand straight through me if you want to. And I could see the type of man that I want to be versus the type of man that I actually am and I know that I am doing it and am incapable of doing what needs to be done. I am like Pinocchio. I am a wooden boy, not a real boy, and it kills me.

The movie has a really twisted end that like any other good art movie leaves it up to the viewer to make what ever he wants off of it. The director leaves it up to your imagination.

What I made of it was that it has a concept similar to Fight Club. A split side of the personality.

This is the first movie that I have seen, that has actually scared me, like it raced up my heart beat by the end. It made me wonder like ‘do I sometimes feel like that?’

Still sends shiver up my spine.

Watch the trailer:

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