From a comedian to a successful Marvel superhero Ant-Man, Paul Rudd shows us his versatility as an actor. The Netflix comedy-drama Living with Yourself confirms that he can do it all.
Living With Yourself | Paul Rudd playing a Double role
Rudd plays the role of Miles Elliot, who is an ad executive. The plot takes an interesting turn when he lands in DNA-altering Spa to ease his stress. That’s where Paul Rudd II comes in. Rudd II is the newer and enhanced cloned version. Now there are two Rudds competing for the same name and life.
Split/double personality is an interesting idea, if not really new. Despite the comic duo of Paul Rudd and Aisling Bea as Kate, the story tends to lean towards a dramatic rather a comic layout which is interesting and different in its own way.
Even though the ingredients are quite comic, the director of Living With Yourself; Timothy Greenberg, asks questions circling the topic of identity, the quality that makes us different and distinguishable. Rudd II writes the play Miles only thought of completing. He treated Kate well. Rudd II actually became everything Miles never could. As Paul Rudd II goes around beating Miles in every walk of life, we find the character growing on us as we see a glimpse into our own static-selves and tendencies that destroy our lives.
The Pivotal point of Living With Yourself
The turning point comes halfway through the series. It also shows Aisling Bea showing us her non-comic side. She gets far more to work with than expected in this series and she puts up with it quite well. Her amazing performance ends up enlivening the entire show
Why Paul Rudd starer Living With Yourself is a must watch
We see the events from different perspectives throughout the show and cause a little confusion if you’re not watching several episodes in a row or the entire series in a go. The two comedians, or rather clones of the same comedian, give us good laughs coupled with some very important life lessons.