The Double

  • April 9, 2014 · 7:45 PM

Is anyone interested in seeing The Double on Wednesday 9 April at Duke of Yorks?

Blurb says "Impressively besting his idiosyncratic directorial debut, SUBMARINE, and his comic role in TV’s The IT Crowd, Richard Ayoade’s second feature melds ominous Kafkaesque vulnerability with the dark humour of Terry Gilliam’s BRAZIL.
Jesse Eisenberg, in his most accomplished outing since THE SOCIAL NETWORK, plays meek office drone Simon James, alternately berated and ignored by his boss, Mr Papadopoulos (Shawn, creepily magnificent), and taunted by Hannah (Wasikowska), the indifferent co-worker he lusts after.
When a spry new recruit – called James Simon and his exact doppelgänger (Eisenberg again, obviously) – joins the company, despite ignoring his job description, he quickly oils his way into Mr Papadopoulos’s favour and Hannah’s embrace.
Simon’s confusion and desperation for whatever it is that makes James succeed where he fails is the film’s glorious, wincingly sardonic conceit."

5 stars from the Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/sep/08/the-double-toronto-2013-review

Its quite a late start - 8:45 so it may well be best to meet up for a quick drink and chat before it starts - I've not been but I understand that Circus Circus across the road is a good spot to meet in.

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  • Phil P.

    Well I enjoyed it, perhaps more for how it was shot and the sound than anything else.... I don't think I did it justice, too many pain killers and very tired. Good to meet Alan though.

    April 9, 2014

  • Phil P.

    Great - see you there (and anyone else!) - Phil

    April 9, 2014

  • Alan M.

    Ok, see you later. I can get to the bar by about 8.00 if that suits you. Very happy to share cost :-)

    April 9, 2014

  • Phil P.

    Hi Alan, well at the moment its looking like just we two.

    I don't know if you have used the Orange Wednesday thing before? I haven't but I have just bought an Orange sim for my phone so, if it works, we can get 2 for 1 and split the overall cost.

    I should be easy enough to spot - I look quite a bit like the photo and I'll wear a green and blue stripped top and will try to be near the corner of the bar, to the left as you go through the door.

    If you are/not coming let me know -[masked] - I think the film will be pretty full so I'll probably go over to the cinema about 15 mins before its due to start.

    April 9, 2014

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