I’m really amazed at how I can managed to stay up till almost 3am just to watch a movie like that, especially in this stage. I’m even more amazed when I don’t feel sleepy at all after that!
So I supposed it’s because today is the National Day and thus Mediacorp decided to spare the viewers the pain of watching stupid and illogical movies during this time of the hour, and decided to show this Universal Studio movie, “Duplicity” after an exciting journey into the space on “Prometheus”.
I was excited of course, to know that I’ll be watching a movie that I hasn’t seen before, and furthermore, starring Julia Roberts as Claire Stenwick and Clive Owen as Ray Koval. It was a little complicated, like what the lil’ hub had commented throughout the movie. I would admit it was a little confusing as it kept showing back what happened a few years, months, days back. So it’s like to and fro, to and fro. And if you missed a part for a while, there’s a high possibility that you’d be lost.
So it started with Claire meeting Ray at a party, and they hitting onto each other, which ended up on a bed scene. Not the typical bed scene though. It only shows Ray sleeping like a log, and then Claire pouring some drinks off the basin, followed by her tearing some secretive document off under the bed and that’s it, she left. And the next scene simply shows the current and he saw her in a shopping mall and went up to her, with her denying that she knew him. Then after some arguments, Claire realised that he was the contact person. And as much as she didn’t want to work with him, she didn’t have much choice when he threatened her. So apparently Claire was employed by Company A to be a spy in Company B, of which both companies are selling items and are always fighting against each other.
But the plot ain’t as simple as that. As the story unfolds, you realise that there is a conspiracy under another one. And then another, and another, and another…
Confusing but interesting. A tad slow as it’s not an action movie but one with suspension, and a bit of comedy + romance. Be very patient, I would say, if you intend to watch this movie. Definitely not a good one to watch at such hours. Like I mentioned, I was really amazed that I could stay up to watch a action-less movie. But I definitely didn’t regret it. Not exactly the best, but rather nice one to watch