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Dual (2022, W/ D: Stearns) S: Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul



Upon receiving a terminal diagnosis, Sarah opts for a cloning procedure to ease her loss on her friends and family. When she makes a sudden and miraculous recovery, her attempts to have her clone decommissioned fail and lead to a court-mandated duel to the death. Now she has one year to train her body and mind for the fight of her life.

Dual premieres in theaters on April 15.
Dual is written and directed by Riley Stearns, director of Faults and The Art of Self-Defense.

Reviews from Sundance: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dual_2022
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Re: Dual (2022, W/ D: Stearns) S: Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul

This is what I wanted out of the movie Swan Song, so I'm on board. Plus I like Stearns other work.
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Re: Dual (2022, W/ D: Stearns) S: Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul

The Art of Self-defense was fantastic. I definitely need to see this one.
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Re: Dual (2022, W/ D: Stearns) S: Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul

I hope it's doesn't end on it being unclear as to which one wins.
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Re: Dual (2022, W/ D: Stearns) S: Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul

Saw the Art of Self Defense in theaters. It was great. I need to revisit that movie if I can find it on a streaming service
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Re: Dual (2022, W/ D: Stearns) S: Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul

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Saw the Art of Self Defense in theaters. It was great. I need to revisit that movie if I can find it on a streaming service
It's on Hulu and Kanopy
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Re: Dual (2022, W/ D: Stearns) S: Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul

I forgot it was a movie and just thought “The Art of Self Defense” written on the poster was this movie’s tag line. I even chuckled to myself thinking it was an amusing tag line considering the trailer I just watched.
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Re: Dual (2022, W/ D: Stearns) S: Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul

Originally Posted by Throwing Copper
Saw the Art of Self Defense in theaters. It was great. I need to revisit that movie if I can find it on a streaming service
Use JustWatch .com or the app. You can search for a specific movie. You can also indicate your current services, touch "new" and it will list newly added movies/shows. While not 100% accurate, it's still very handy. I probably use it daily.
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Re: Dual (2022, W/ D: Stearns) S: Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul

I had seen the trailer for this in theatres, but it never seemed to actually get any screenings. It looks like it will be on AMC+ starting May 20.
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Re: Dual (2022, W/ D: Stearns) S: Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul

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I had seen the trailer for this in theatres, but it never seemed to actually get any screenings. It looks like it will be on AMC+ starting May 20.
It played here for a week. Thought it was really good.
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Re: Dual (2022, W/ D: Stearns) S: Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul

It played in the LA area, but was literally gone in a week or so.
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Re: Dual (2022, W/ D: Stearns) S: Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul

I don’t know if I liked this because it’s good or because it had double the dose of Gillan. Probably both.

It’s interesting to see the seeds of a concept similar to another movie (the previously mentioned Swan Song) and how they go in completely different directions.
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Re: Dual (2022, W/ D: Stearns) S: Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul

Watch this for Karen. The script is a bit clunky especially around her diagnosis and miraculous recovery. Oh, and the "graphic nudity" in the R rating is not Karen
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Re: Dual (2022, W/ D: Stearns) S: Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul

Enjoyed this. Not as much as Stearns' previous film, but this was still entertaining. I don't know why, but I actually expected
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a lot more fighting
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I'll probably watch this again some day.
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Re: Dual (2022, W/ D: Stearns) S: Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul

Wife and I watched this last night and I found it pretty frustrating.

The choice to have this inhuman dialogue delivered in the most stilted manner possible never clicked for me and made to hard to feel for Sarah and her double. They come off as completely unrelatable psychopaths at best and ridiculously stereotypical depictions of someone with autism at worst. Like Data from Star Trek comes off as a more naturalistic performance.

I think the ending should have been changed, too.
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The theme of "the person whose life you wish you had actually has a ton of baggage and problems" is already hit over the head earlier in the movie, so a more complete arc of Sarah surviving in some manner and breaking her cycle would have been more satisfying to me.



I enjoyed The Art of Self Defense, but the same style just doesn't jibe as well here.
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Re: Dual (2022, W/ D: Stearns) S: Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul

I saw this awhile back and it was not bad
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Re: Dual (2022, W/ D: Stearns) S: Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul

I thought it was cool that they filmed this in Finland.

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