Adapted from author José Saramago's novel The Double, director Denis Villeneuve's enigmatic drama Enemy stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a detached college professor whose life becomes hopelessly intertwined with that of his doppelganger -- a sexually insatiable actor. Adam Bell (Gyllenhaal) is a socially isolated man who's more comfortable lecturing to college students than he is making love to his lustful girlfriend Mary (Mélanie Laurent). One day, on the advice of a colleague, Adam sits down to watch a romantic comedy and what he sees on the screen leaves him deeply disturbed: A supporting player in the film credited as Anthony Clair (also Gyllenhaal), is Adam's spitting image -- right down to the distinctive scar on both of their chests. Compelled to track down his onscreen look-a-like, Adam soon locates Anthony in Mississauga, and begins obsessively tracking his every move. Later, Adam's ongoing search for answers prompts him to pay a visit to his own eccentric mother (Isabella Rossellini), as well as and Anthony's pregnant wife (Sarah Gadon). But it isn't until Adam and Anthony finally come face-to-face that the details connecting them become truly uncanny.~Jason Buchanan
This is a film that you need to pay attention to, and if you do you will be rewarded. Jake Gyllenhaal gives a subtle, complex performance. For something different, give this a try.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Most people won’t like Enemy because of how odd it is. Once you’ve analyzed the movie however, it is such a good movie. I loved the performances, cinematography, and the imagery. It is an artsy type of movie and some people won’t be into that. If you are into that, you will not be disappointed. It’s such a great story and a really good movie.
If you liked the movie Prisoners then you will love this movie. Both movies have the same director and both star Jake Gyllenhaal. My only issue is that some sites state the blu-ray comes with an Ultraviolet Digital Copy but it doesn't.