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Posted by on Sep 11, 2009 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #83

Kick-Back Friday: #83


Duplicity (2009): Who’s setting up whommmmm in this lust-love affair between an ex-CIA agent with racehorse legs* (Julia Roberts) and an impossibly hot ex-MI6 agent (Clive Owen)?

Absurdity is the foundation of the ridiculously self-important world of corporate spying between 2 rival conglomerates, each headed up by Paul Giamatti and Tom Wilkinson—and neither of whommmmm gets enough screen time for my taste. Giamatti, in particular, is absolutely flawless when rallying his shareholders.

P.S. Skip the self-congratulatory commentary** with writer/director Tony Gilroy.

* Phrase blatently stolen from somebody.

** Despite the fact that Gilroy denies the commentary is self-congratulatory.

bmartin (1130 Posts)

A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.