Adam Bell is a disheveled history professor who seems completely disinterested in his entire existence. He has a beautiful girlfriend, a nice job, but he can't seem to shake this feeling that something is missing. One night while watching a movie on the recommendation of a colleague, Adam spots a bit-part actor Anthonly Clair, who looks exactly like him. Startled at first, Adam decides to track down this identical looking man, with their lives becoming bizarrely intertwined to the point where there is no going back. While Prisoners was a strong film in its own right, at times it didn't feel like a film made by Denis Villeneuve, with Enemy being a nice return to form. Through the years Denis Villeneuve has proven to be a master at developing an atmosphere and Enemy is no different. Not much happens in Enemy from a narrative perspective but it bristles with unease and tension. Villenueve uses well placed compositions, an effective score, and even the cityscape architecture itself to give Enemy a truly ominous tone. Enemy is a deliberately enigmatic film that binds both the familiar and strange of its story together, effectively creating an unnerving experience that is bound to keep one's mind searching for the answers long after the film's conclusion. It's a film that is bound to create discussion and various theories about the intentions of the filmmakers and while that's certain to frustrate some, it certainly succeeds on what it sets out to. For me, Enemy is a film that doesn't necessarily have an end game in mind, and while this is bound to upset or annoy a lot of people, there is no denying that Denis Villeneuve has created a great example of artistic storytelling,
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