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Adam Bell is a Toronto area History college professor. He is a rather somber man, largely because he is stuck in a routine, which includes a relationship with his live-in girlfriend, Mary. While watching a rental movie, he spots an actor in a bit part that looks like him. He becomes obsessed with finding out about this double of his. He learns that the actor's stage name is Daniel Saint Claire, whose legal name is Anthony Claire. Claire is a Toronto based actor with only a few on-screen credits, and is married to a woman named Helen who is currently several months pregnant. Adam then becomes obsessed with meeting Claire, who he learns upon first sighting that they look exactly the same, from the facial hair to a scar each has, but Claire who outwardly is more "put together" than Adam. Their lives become intertwined as Claire himself ends up becoming obsessed with Adam, but in a slightly different way. Written by Huggo

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6 February 2014 (USA)  »

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$18,000 (USA) (14 March 2014)

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$1,007,088 (USA) (9 May 2014)
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When Adam receives a phone call from Anthony in his classroom, he quickly walks to the exit hallway to talk - Adam is wearing his jacket. Immediately following the conversation we see a shot of Helen outside the building, still looking for Adam. Adam abruptly exits the building, emotionally shaken from the conversation and the subsequent agreement to meet at the Breezeway Inn - Adam's jacket is gone. See more »

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Mother: [leaving a message] Hello, darling, it's your mother. Thank you for showing me your new apartment. I'm worried about you. I mean, how can you live like that? Anyway, would you call me back? Let's get together again. I love you.
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After The Lights Go Out
Performed by The Walker Brothers
Words and music by John Stewart (as John C. Stewart)
Published by Neon Pants Music (BMI)
All Rights Administered by BUG Music Inc., A BMG Chrysalis company
All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.
Courtesy of UMG Recordings, Inc.
under license from Universal Music Canada
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Watch It with Attention, Seek Explanation in Internet and Watch It Again
26 September 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Toronto, the college professor of Politics Adam Bell (Jake Gyllenhaal) lives a routine life with his girlfriend Mary (Mélanie Laurent). One day, he watches a rented DVD and sees an obscure supporting actor very alike to him and Adam becomes obsessed find him out. He discovers that his name is Anthony Claire and he is married with Helen (Sarah Gadon), who is six-month pregnant. Adam meets Anthony but soon he realizes that it was a mistake since his counterpart has put his eyes on Mary. Soon their lives become entwined.

"Enemy" is not a good movie, but has an intriguing story by José Saramago. For me, a good movie is able to present the story with neither the need of reading the novel not researching explanation in Internet. "Enemy" is a movie where the viewer needs to watch with attention, seek explanation in Internet (for example, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9AWkqRwd1I provides a good explanation of the movie) and watch it again. Therefore the screenwriter fails in his script. Anyway it is intriguing and when you see it for the second time, it is worthwhile. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Homem Duplicado" ("The Duplicated Man")


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