The end of the film is waited for with baited breath so to find out what will become of this double and for an explanation, an explanation which is never really given. If you can imagine david lynch adapting a kafka novel, then you will be in the right neighborhood. And a crazy, and eventually strangely moving, thing it is. James is both simons exact physical double and his opposite confident, charismatic and good with. James is both simons exact physical double and his opposite confident. The double tells the tale of simon james, a young man who has worked at the same company for over 7 years yet goes unnoticed by everyone around him, much to his discontent. I think rather than have a beautiful baby sitter in my house, ill be a stay at home mom. May 25, 2017 lamant double may be one of the filmmakers sillier works and for the director of 8 women and potiche, thats saying something. So i started out writing my thoughts about whether or not james was real, as well as an idea i had about what was going on in the movie. As elaborate as its visuals are, the movie is also intimate. Francois ozons ludicrous erotic thriller is the kinkiest movie at cannes.
The double is a 2011 american spy film, directed by michael brandt and starring richard gere and topher grace. The emphasis on aquatic life isnt exactly highlighted in the films steamy marketing campaign, which goes to great lengths to sell the movie as a twistfilled take on body heat, with anne. Dcs movie universe, unofficially titled dceu, began in 20 with zack snyders man of steel, and even though it was received with mixed reactions, it was a big box office success, making way for more movies based on dc comics characters superman and batman crossed paths on the big. Parents need to know that the double based on a story by fyodor dostoyevsky is a dark comedy seemingly set in a fairly bleak alternate universe. Enemy movie explained 20 enemy explained this is barry. My main question is who is james and does he really exist. Everything, from the repetition in the soundtrack to ayoades. Under ordinary circumstances the very idea of an overtly selfconscious art film is likely one to make even the most dyedinthewool cinephile want to curl up in a fetal position in a corner for, say, the average length of a selfconscious art film. Probably hopefully not, but i do believe that the movie uses the 2012 scare tactic to communicate specific messages to the masses about the elites plans for a new world order and the coming of the age of aquarius. Two fbi agents are conducting surveillance at a warehouse.
The film stars jake gyllenhaal in a dual role as two men who are physically identical, but different in personality. As the double progresses, however, it becomes increasingly less funny, not to mention ever more difficult to tell. I feel like the movie is about a line of people who are called cassius and kill the same way. A clerk in a government agency finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the. Home film explanation enemy movie explained 20 enemy explained enemy movie explained 20 enemy explained there are some fantastic explanatory pieces on the internet for the movie enemy. Ayoade isnt a spontaneous director theres a plot and a plan at work here.
Mar 14, 2014 the ending of denis villeneuves new movie enemy has been called perhaps the scariest ending of any film ever made. But its tale of doubles, deception and desire allows ozon to fool. I came up with an idea of what i think could be going on. But its tale of doubles, deception and desire allows ozon to. Even though the concept is interesting, the twist is great if you didnt see the trailer and richard gere and topher grace give exceptional performances, the doubles script isnt strong enough. Ending spoiler for body double 1984, plus mistakes, quotes, trivia and more. The double was released in 2014 on friday, may 9, 2014 in limited movie theaters. Ever watched the end of a movie and thought, i have no idea what i just watched.
The double, a brainteaser from richard ayoade the new. May 06, 2014 the double was a movie that definitely stayed in my mind. Feb 06, 2012 i just watched the movie the double and got confused on what happened towards the end. In the film, the double, was james simon a clone or a. The entire wolverine movie story finally explained by lauren thoman july 31, 2019 4. The double soundtrack list movie 20 tracklist ost list listen to original score, theme music from the motion picture, film score list, the playlist of all of the songs played in the movie, who sings them, including end credits. Its exact double will be released in the us for a limited theatrical run on 9th may.
The movie was directed by michael brandt, who cowrote the script with derek haas. Making a movie of just the first means adapting a fraction. Well be going back and taking a look at some notable endings in film, trying to. With jesse eisenberg, mia wasikowska, wallace shawn, noah taylor. The film had its world debut on september 19, 20 at the austin fantastic fest and stars emily baldoni as a woman who must deal with strange occurrences following the close passing of a comet. Its brought to us by blumhouse productions which also gave us oculus and truth or dare. The double everything you need to know film the guardian. He explained during an interview while promoting exodus. Richard ayoade turns an unpromising dostoevsky story into a quickwitted, elegant and genuinely. Well, the big difference with fight club is that everyone in fight club knows theres only one of him. In movie terms, the double owes evident debts to terry gilliams brazil, andrew niccols gattaca and the handmade psychosocial dystopias of david lynch.
Analysis of the double and enemy here is the gist of an interpretation i did today of easily the most interesting part of 2014 in film so far, the double, directed by richard ayoade, based on the philosophical fiction classic by fydor dostoyevsky, and enemy, directed by denis villanueve, based on the philosophical fiction. We break down the most confusing movie endings of all time including an explanation of what happened after the credits rolled. Does the movie accurately predict what will happen on december 23rd, 2012. A clerk in a government agency finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the horrific with the arrival of a new coworker who is both his exact physical. The double is a 20 british black comedy thriller film written and directed by richard ayoade and starring jesse eisenberg and mia wasikowska. This movie was well acted, though and very emotional.
Marla accuses him of being at times nice, at times not. Jan 25, 2019 the emphasis on aquatic life isnt exactly highlighted in the films steamy marketing campaign, which goes to great lengths to sell the movie as a twistfilled take on body heat, with anne. Nov 29, 2014 i watched the movie the double last week. Dec 01, 2016 the real meaning behind these confusing movie endings. Ive read the plot in imdb and wikipedia too, but i dont get it. Ozon freely adapted from the joyce carol oates book lives of the twins, spins its influences into a frenzy that ultimately reveals the story to be very much its own thing. Under ordinary circumstances the very idea of an overtly selfconscious art film is likely one to make even the most dyedin the wool cinephile want to curl up in a fetal position in a corner for, say, the average length of a selfconscious art film.
I tried to answer a few of the questions people might have. May 6, 2014 below you can view the complete the double soundtrack list, score album tracklist. The movie spoiler your guide to the latest plot twists. Enemy is a 20 canadianspanish psychological thriller film directed by denis villeneuve, produced by m. Based on the last book dostoevsky wrote before being sent to a labour camp in siberia, the double stars jesse eisenberg as a downtrodden. There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including neighbors, legends of oz. Coherence is an american science fiction thriller film directed by james ward byrkit in his directorial debut. Especially to explain if james exists and what might be real or not in the movie. It has the makings a wonderfully unique and quirky comedic thriller. Here is the gist of an interpretation i did today of easily the most interesting part of 2014 in film so far, the double, directed by richard ayoade, based on the philosophical fiction classic by fydor dostoyevsky, and enemy, directed by denis villanueve, based on the philosophical fiction classic the double, by jose saramago. Denis villeneuve, whose last two films were the hugely impressive incendies and prisoners, has concocted a real oddity here. The double is a visually exquisite piece of work which is consistently intriguing, suspenseful and captivating.
Enemy movie explained 20 enemy explained there are some fantastic explanatory pieces on the internet for the movie enemy. The precarious plot is so fantastical and lacking in credibility that. In the double, people talk to simon about james, sometimes. A vaguely satirical take on fyodor dostoyevskys dense novella the double, ayoades film of the same name delights in waving its quirky existential bits in your face whilst recounting the story of a socially. After watching it, i went to read about it and came across a question from someone on stack exchange movies. Everything you need to know about the double movie 2014. Faura and niv fichman and written by javier gullon, loosely adapted from jose saramagos 2002 novel the double. The double arrives as the black sheep of this years toronto film festival. Downtrodden simon james jesse eisenberg has worked at his office for seven years, but he is ignored by his boss and colleagues. The book trilogys spiraling plot is maddening and makes little sense until youve finished the last one, and even then vagaries abound. Language is strong, with several uses of fk, notably in a tirade toward the end of the movie. The double is another pg political thriller, not dissimilar to the likes of the michael douglas flick the sentinel.
Dcs movie universe has had two different jokers so far, so whats next for the clown prince of crime. Your guide to the latest plot twists and surprise endings, now playing at a theater near you. What i think that happened is that paul was originally cassius but then somehow it got passed down to gere. Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. And much of its scariness derives from its initial inexplicability. The film garnered a negative reception from critics. One can admire it for being a brave, albeit odd movie willing to tackle the weighty themes and complex, philosophical ideas of the source material. The real meaning behind these confusing movie endings. In spite of which ive received a lot of requests for an article for this film. British director ayoades second film is jampacked with witty. Cam is a psychological thriller directed by daniel goldhaber and stars madeline brewer of the black mirror fame. I saw the movie the double this morning, a very strange movie.
The ending of denis villeneuves new movie enemy has been called perhaps the scariest ending of any film ever made. Lamant double may be one of the filmmakers sillier works and for the director of 8 women and potiche, thats saying something. These films all seem to have a bland, samey look to them, clearly indebted to the bourne films of yesterday but lacking the hard edge and finesse that made that trilogy such classics. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. I watched richard ayoades the double last weekend and its been stuck in my head ever since. See the full list of cast and crew including actors, directors, producers and more. Feb 24, 2018 the book trilogys spiraling plot is maddening and makes little sense until youve finished the last one, and even then vagaries abound. The double was a movie that definitely stayed in my mind. Most of the time were waiting for the other shoe to drop. The almost noirish use of reflections is a rather obvious motif in richard ayoades second feature following the idiosyncratic teen angst musings of his sophomore hit submarine. Which i suppose qualifies the double as something of a miracle. The film is based on the novella the double by fyodor dostoyevsky. Its very long, but it gave me a definite grasp of what the movie was about and what was actually happening.
A clerk in a government agency finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the horrific with the arrival of a new coworker who is both his exact physical double and his opposite confident, charismatic and seductive with women. It is about a man driven to breakdown when he is usurped by a doppelganger. I ended up rewatching the movie and writing a pretty indepth article about it. Much like the spinning top at the end of inception, we think his unblinking eyes mean hes dead, but right before it cuts to. Even though the concept is interesting, the twist is great if you didnt see the trailer and richard gere and topher grace give exceptional performances, the double s script isnt strong enough.1482 1294 1037 511 1215 1046 402 1197 631 997 907 884 254 1157 520 550 857 141 1444 400 995 323 99 780 304 904 30 223 1273 907 921 401 550 1104 365 317 745 1165 1489 1406 476