Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg), the hero of Richard Ayoade's comic thriller The Double, is a spineless, toothless, whimpering corporate drone. He's trapped in a menial job at a ghoulish company that looks like it was born out of some Kafkaesque nightmare. The world that we see here seems eternally bound to the vacuum-tube technology of the 1950s, and the vague hum of machines hangs in the air. We never learn what function this business performs, and Simon himself may scarcely know. Amid all of this bleakness, a source of hope arises in the form of Hannah (Mia Wasikowska), a copy girl at the company for whom Simon yearns†-- although he can ba...