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The Double (movie)

Review: Jake Gyllenhaal plays doubles in satisfyingly weird 'Enemy'

Review: Jake Gyllenhaal plays doubles in satisfyingly weird 'Enemy'

Tightly wound and agreeably strange, Denis Villeneuve's "Enemy" reconnects the French-Canadian director with his "Prisoners" star Jake Gyllenhaal for a bite-sized doppelgänger thriller based on Portuguese fantasist José Saramago's novel "The Double." A bearded Gyllenhaal plays Adam, a closed-off history professor with an almost checked-out girlfriend (Mélanie Laurent), who discovers in the margins of a movie he rents one night a bit player who looks just like him. Intrigued, then obsessed, he tracks down, then reaches out to Anthony (also Gyllenhaal), living with his pregnant wife (Sarah Gadon), and — not unlike an actor...

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