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The first line of Yasmin Paige's character, Melanie, is "Idiot!", the title of another novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky, author of the novel upon which this film is based. See more »
You can't be doing anything gay. No ice-cream cones.
I like ice cream.
Of course. It's delicious. Ice cream is fine in a cup, but in a cone is gay unless you're with a woman at the time.
No riding on a motorcycle with another man. Exceptions are drive-by shootings, bomb throwings and purse snatchings. Anything else is gay.
You seem to know a lot about this.
Defense wins championships.
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What happens if you are a genuinely nice person? Willing to go the extra mile for others, always submissive to the wishes of your family and are generally a nice guy. You are taken for granted and treated like dirt. By your folks, colleagues and even the girl you so fancy treats you as a nonexistent entity.
As if this was not discouraging enough, a new colleague joins who is identical to you in appearance but has the completely opposite personality.
A smart telling of the Dostoevsky novel about a person who has the capacity to tolerate everything but his own double whose existence causes him a dilemma: continue to silently tolerate everything or change and adapt.
Perhaps not the easiest of movies to watch but its quirky wit and creative cinematography will win you over.
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