This weekend the Clive Owen movie The International will debut in theaters. Aside from some key differences, this movie looks a bit like another Clive Owen movie that will be out in March titled Duplicity. Both appear to deal with large international corporations and potentially involve espionage. Both also see Clive in many suits without ties, and both pair Clive with an A-list female costar. But which Clive movie is which? Should you see both? After the jump I have a pretty little chart that breaks down some of the differences between both upcoming Clive movies so you'll be able to make an educated decision. To see my "separated at birth" chart, just read more.
|Costar||Naomi Watts||Julia Roberts|
|Release Date||Feb. 13||March 20|
|Vibe||Serious thriller with a lot of action sequences, plot may require brain power||Cheeky spy movie in which con job serves as reason for main characters to flirt|
|How Do You Prefer Your Clive?||Disheveled, unshaven, using guns, slightly emotionally withdrawn, intense||Clean cut, witty, puppy dog eyes, flirtatious|
|Corporation at the Center of the Plot||A large international bank||Two large corporations that make stuff|
|Potential for Clive Love Scene||Low. Most likely a kiss near the end.||Very high. The trailer reveals his shirtlessness.|
|You Should See if You:||Enjoy movies written and/or directed by Tony Gilroy like Michael Clayton||Are able to erase the memory of Clive and Julia's dysfunctional characters in Closer from your mind|