Simon, a timid, isolated man who’s overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams (Wasikowska).
The arrival of a new co-worker, James (also played by Eisenberg), serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon's horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.
Did you know?
The first line of Natalie Paige's character Melanie is "Idiot!", the title of another novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky, author of the novel upon which this film is based. Read More