#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man’s private affairs.
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Smart and intriguing, but so resolutely oblique that it’s hard to really care about how (oddly) it ends.
From The Prince And The Pauper through to Sweet Valley High, literature and fiction has held a particular fascination with the notion of doppelgangers: two (or more) individuals who are physically identical and yet fundamentally different, whether in personality or social station. Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy, a psychologically-charged mystery that’s more thoughtful than thrilling, explores the idea that there’s someone else in the world who shares your face but has, seemingly, nothing else to do with you. It’s fascinating, mostly, but also slow- moving and, ultimately, frustrating.
History professor Adam Bell (Jake Gyllenhaal) leads a dull, repetitive life: he lectures unappreciative kids about totalitarian dictatorships, has bursts of largely uncommunicative sex with his maybe-girlfriend Mary (Mélanie Laurent), and otherwise shuffles through the day in a lethargic haze. But everything in his humdrum existence changes when he watches an obscure movie in which, for a brief moment, he spots himself. Turns out he has a doppelganger: a not entirely successful actor by the name of Anthony St. Claire. Adam becomes obsessed with meeting Anthony, and soon their lives become irretrievably entangled.
There are many ways to play a scenario like this one: Enemy could easily have been a broad farce (just add in pratfalls and double-takes), or a heart-stopping thrill ride (mix in life-threatening cases of mistaken identity). But Villeneuve has chosen a determinedly glum, very philosophical approach to Adam’s dilemma. He frets to his mother (a nicely-cast Isabella Rossellini) about the possibility that he has a twin, and finds himself in a worryingly intimate situation with Anthony’s pregnant wife Helen (Sarah Gadon), but high drama proves elusive until the final ten minutes or so. The resulting film, soaked in shades of yellow, is moody and considered, its pace bordering on the languid as Adam stumbles through his existential crisis.
Anyone looking for easy answers or a clear message will be disappointed. Enemy is very much what you make of it: it’s packed with ideas that are never fully explored, about lives never lived and the notion of identity, which audiences can pick apart at their own leisure. In fact, the film ends just when a more mainstream, accessible version of this story might begin. The final shot is less cathartic than outright puzzling, underscoring the completely alien life into which Adam has stumbled once he chose to hunt down Anthony.
Whatever you make of the film, there’s no denying that this is some of the best work Gyllenhaal has done in his career to date. He inhabits his two characters very well, slipping into Adam’s despondent skin as easily as he finds Anthony’s brash confidence. This is really his film, but he receives capable support from Laurent, who breathes personality into a paper-thin character. She helps make it particularly intriguing that, when it really matters, Mary – despite having a less apparently happy relationship with Adam – proves better able to tell the two men apart than Helen.
Almost boldly, Enemy refuses to go down any of the routes you might expect when a man stumbles upon his exact double by chance. It doesn’t plunge into sci-fi territory, suggesting they’re clones; nor does it dip into the melodrama of hinting that they might be twins separated at birth. Instead, it baldly states the fact – there are two men with Gyllenhaal’s face in the world – and drifts after the revelation in a determinedly art-house manner, refusing to tie up any loose ends or offer any simple conclusions. It makes for a compelling film, if not a particularly satisfying one.
Jake Gyllenhaal gives a powerful performance on both sides
This is a great movie although the end caught me by surprise which is not a bad thing. Just like Prisoners, Denis Villeneuve creates a thriller that is full of tension and suspense. Our main character, Adam, is a disheveled history teacher who watches a recommended film. After he finishes it, he goes to bed but realizes that he has to rewind the movie because he remembers that he saw someone who looks exactly like him in a scene. From then on, he tries to find his double (and eventually does) and it is a thriller with suspense and tension that promises to keep you eyes glued to the screen throughout the whole film. This movie’s runtime is very short (90 minutes) but it is just enough to develop the characters and plot. This is one of the best movies so far this year. With strong direction, head-scratcher symbols, and a great performance by Jake Gyllenhaal, Enemy is a very Hitchcock type of film. NOW I WILL TALK ABOUT THE ENDING DON’T READ THIS IF YOU HAVEN”T SEEN ENEMY: At the end of the film, the last shot is a huge spider that looks scared of Adam. Adam looks back at the spider with a sort of smile and the movie cuts to credits. I feel (not sure it’s just my interpretation) that the black widow at the end meant that Adam was going to be killed because black widows kill the ones that they mate with. Just saying that this movie isn’t for everyone. I loved Enemy and it is probably the best movie so far this year! I am going to give it the highest honors… of an A+!!!! SEE IT!!!!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 31 min (91 min)
Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Denis Villeneuve
Writer José Saramago (novel), Javier Gullón
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini
Country Canada, Spain, France
Awards 17 wins & 23 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa, Hawk V-Lite 1.3x Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor Creative Services, Toronto, Canada (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format SxS Pro
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Hawk Scope (anamorphic) (source format), ProRes 4:4:4 (1080p/24) (source format)
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)