The One I Love ★★★½

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

It's funny how when even set in an alternate universe, a movie can be so accurate.

It's all about the premise. If you don't know what it is, then stop reading. Most of the fun comes from trying to figure it out. The film slowly and artfully develops it's parameters and then you are left with two humans (or four?). It's a look into how couples co-exist and what a better way to do that than to get a fresh perspective that you could never get in real life. It's totally absurd but also totally truthful. The snooping, the mystery that takes place after the setup is relatable to many other aspects of a relationship.

So the writer gives us this new outlook on life and the director brings it all together. Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss make this movie entertaining. Casting did a great job picking these two, I totally buy they have been together a while. And they do a pretty convincing job of making me think their marriage needs some help. So when bizarro Ethan and Sophie show up it's fun to sit back and watch what happens. Not nearly one of the best movies I watched from 2014, but not nearly the worst.

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