Two ex-government agents turned rival industrial spies have to be at the top of their game when one of their companies prepares to launch a major product. However, they distract each other in more ways than one.
A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".
Ray works for MI6, Claire for the CIA. She burns him in Dubai. Jump ahead five years: he sees her in Grand Central and confronts her. Both now work in industrial security for corporate giants whose CEOs hate each other. Flashbacks fill us in: is it coincidence that he sees her in Grand Central? In about a week, one of the firms is going to announce a revolutionary product. Under the guise of helping that corporation's rival, can Ray and Claire work their own theft and find an independent buyer? To work together, using the corporate rivalry to their advantage, they would have to trust one another - difficult, if not impossible. Or, is one playing the other? Written by
Despite all the plot twists Duplicity was shot in less than 80 days. See more »
In the beginning of the movie, the captioning says they are at the US Consulate in Dubai, but they are actually at the One & Only Ocean Club Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The consulate in Dubai is a skyscraper, not the villa we see. See more »
If I told you I loved you, would it make any difference?
If you told me or if I believed you?
I love you. I really do. I don't know why you would believe me. I don't know why we'd believe anything anymore. I just keep having this fantasy that we suddenly snap out of it, that we come out of this and be like people are supposed to be, like, trusting and honest.
We're not like other people.
I know that. Don't you think I know that? Do you have any idea how frustrating it is to know that you are ...
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I really wanted to like this film, Julia Roberts and Clive Owen two very good actors but no, I couldn't get to grips with the plot and characterisations or lack of either. I wasn't convinced Owen and Roberts were close despite the various romantic interludes in flashback. It seemed it was trying to be Ocean's 11 or 12. It failed. About twenty minutes into the movie the game plan was obvious, after that is was sitting it out to the end because I'd paid for it. The one saving grace was Giamatti and Wilkinson's performances they were brilliantly over the top. I hope they all turn up in a decent movie very soon.
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