The Voices (2014)

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The Voices (2014)
  • Time: 103 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Crime | Thriller
  • Director: Marjane Satrapi
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick

Storyline:

Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is that chipper guy clocking the nine-to-five at a bathtub factory, with the offbeat charm of anyone who could use a few friends. With the help of his court-appointed psychiatrist, he pursues his office crush (Gemma Arterton). However, the relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn after she stands him up for a date. Guided by his evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog, Jerry must decide whether to keep striving for normalcy, or indulge in a much more sinister path.

One review

  • The Voices will not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s no denying the surety of tone and execution in this hybrid of the madcap and the grisly.

    Ryan Reynolds stars as Jerry Hickfang, a boy next door type working at the Milton Fixture and Faucet company where the shipping employees are decked out in sugar pink jumpsuits amidst the creamy industrial grays of their surroundings. Jerry seems to be an average guy, maybe a little shy, maybe a little too eager to fit in, maybe someone who hasn’t been around people too much. His boss likes him well enough to enlist him to be part of the planning committee for the company;s barbecue, and to deliver complimentary to Jerry’s court-appointed therapist (Jacki Weaver).

    Ah yes, his therapist. She’s a sweet and understanding sort, constantly asking if he hears voices and admonishing him to take his medication. Jerry denies the former and sidesteps the latter, but it’s clear that the medication has been ignored and voices are very much heard. Two voices, to be exact: the Southern drawl of Jerry’s dog Bosco and the Scottish burr of his cat Mr. Whiskers (both voiced by Reynolds). Bosco is all too happy to encourage and support Jerry, Mr. Whiskers less so and is particularly in favour of Jerry giving in to his more violent impulses.

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