Down 283 this week

Numb (I) (2007)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  14 June 2008 (UK)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 6,794 users  
Reviews: 26 user | 23 critic

A chronically depressed screenwriter desperately tries to cure his condition when he meets the girl of his dreams.



Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 24 Apr 2013
a list of 27 titles
created 11 Jan 2014
a list of 47 titles
created 24 Jan 2014
a list of 35 titles
created 09 Mar 2014
a list of 35 titles
created 6 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Numb" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Numb (2007)

Numb (2007) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Numb.

User Polls

2 wins. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mr. Sunshine (TV Series 2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Ben Donovan (Matthew Perry) manages The Sunshine Centre, a seconde rate sports/events arena in San Diego. A short lived quirky comedy that chronicles the daily goings-on of misfit folks ... See full summary »

Stars: Matthew Perry, Andrea Anders, James Lesure
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A rich businessman's assumption that his new colleague is gay leads him to ask the man to keep an eye on his mistress. However, the man is not gay, and begins to fall for the woman himself.

Director: Damon Santostefano
Stars: Neve Campbell, Matthew Perry, Dylan McDermott
Serving Sara (2002)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A process server tries to serve an elusive female target.

Director: Reginald Hudlin
Stars: Matthew Perry, Elizabeth Hurley, Bruce Campbell
Numb (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

In a post-apocalyptic world where society is controlled by a debilitating narcotic, one woman sets out to find her father, and to heal the wounds of her past.

Director: Michael Ferris Gibson
Stars: Jennifer West Savitch, Dominik Overstreet, Anne Goldmann
Fools Rush In (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After a one night stand with Isabel, Alex realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one's own cultural traditions.

Director: Andy Tennant
Stars: Matthew Perry, Salma Hayek, Jon Tenney
Go On (2012–2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An irreverent yet charming sportscaster who, after a loss, finds solace from members of his mandatory group therapy sessions.

Stars: Matthew Perry, Laura Benanti, Julie White
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Nick is a struggling dentist in Canada. A new neighbor moves in, and he discovers that it is Jimmy "The Tulip" Teduski. His wife convinces him to go to Chicago and inform the mob boss who wants Jimmy dead.

Director: Jonathan Lynn
Stars: Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Rosanna Arquette
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Jimmy the Tulip's (Willis) quiet new life is shaken up by his old pal Oz (Perry), whose wife (Henstridge) has been kidnapped by a Hungarian mob. The Tulip and his wife Jill (Peet) spring into action.

Director: Howard Deutch
Stars: Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Natasha Henstridge
The Odd Couple (TV Series 2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After being kicked out of their houses by their wives, two friends try to share an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day.

Stars: Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon, Lindsay Sloane
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy TV show.

Stars: Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford
The End of Steve (TV Movie 2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Sitcom centered around a foul-mouthed afternoon talk show host.

Director: Peter Tolan
Stars: Matthew Perry, Martha Plimpton, Kiele Sanchez
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Mark Teitelman
Stars: Matthew Perry, Tadpole Triplett, Kathy Wagner


Cast overview, first billed only:
Sara Harrison
Stan Milbank (as Ben Rattner)
Homeless Guy
Brad Ganes ...
Ingrid Torrance ...
Female Psychologist


Hudson Milbank is a successful Hollywood screenwriter who suddenly and strangely finds himself without any emotional feelings. He tries doctor after doctor and shrink after shrink, but nothing works. The Golf Channel, lesbian exercise classes and a dizzying variety of pills get him through the day, but don't quite solve his problem. His writing partner tries everything to get him back to normal, but it's not until Hudson meets Sara that he finds a real motivation to get better and to actually start feeling again. From the writer of Deuce Bigalow, comes NUMB, a romantic comedy following an unusual man looking for strange love. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Love is better unmedicated.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug use and sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:




Release Date:

14 June 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Fapofa  »

Box Office


$3,300,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


When the stripper removes her pink g-string she kicks it off screen to her left with her right foot. When the camera angle shifts back to the opposite side of the stage the g-string is clearly visible next to her right foot. The same problem occurs a few moments later when the camera (from behind Hudson and Sarah) shows her seated on the stage and the g-string is nowhere in sight, but when the camera shifts across the stage (facing Hudson and Sarah) the g-string is next to her. See more »


Hudson: You could save me but you won't even try.
See more »


When I Was Made
Written by Emma Anderson
Performed by Sing-Sing
Courtesy of Sing-Sing by arrangement with natural energy lab
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Excellent Movie
10 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been rooting around for sometime now for a movie that would speak to the inertia that has settled over me in various cycles during the last decade or so. This would be a movie that would address the issue of being a potentially gifted person, but who is stunned by the oppressiveness of modern life: frightening economy, unpredictable jobs, the no-rules relational chaos of post-modernism.

The last movie I saw that got to this was "Wonder Boys," about an insightful English professor who couldn't function because of being emotionally stunned. While it is flawed and at times, forcing itself too much on you, "Numb" is that great new movie that gets into the struggle for identity.

Matthew Perry does a convincing job as Hudson Milbank, a modern LA freelance writer, trying to find meaning and connection. The film cleverly dances in and out of his early life, showing his times with fittingly remote and narcissistic parents, especially a destructive mother who is played perfectly by Helen Shaver, a great Canadian actress who masterfully conjures cold, chipper, semi-ice-queen figures.

It also has a hysterical and realistically frightening bit about a highly credentialed psychiatrist, Dr. Cheryl Blaine, played ably by Mary Steenburgen, who has her own bout with borderline syndrome and sexaholic tendencies, which she can't seem to restrain from unleashing on Hudson, who seeks her help with his condition.

The funniest line of the movie comes when she chases him out of a restaurant in a predatory moment, asking him about his family. To which Hudson, in a mid-trot, grunts to Tom, his writer sidekick played by Kevin Pollack: "" You can't decide whether Dr. Blaine is funny or terrifying, maybe the scariest female character since Sharon Stone in "Basic Instinct."

There are so many familiar handles in this movie, I can't even remember them all. Besides the out-of-control, counter-transferring female therapist, let's see...there was

-- Spending most of your leisure life in bed being hooked on one brand of inanely topical TV, in this case, The Golf Channel. Many of us have our times escaping into with some kind of nerdy TV; mine is The Weather Channel, for my ex, it is The Fishing Channel, and an old roommate couldn't live without The Military Channel.

-- Trying an unending series of anti-depressants, thinking you will find one magic pill to fix you. Hudson becomes so much a regular at the HMO pharmacy, that we see the pharmacist playfully wishing him luck with his latest prescription.

-- Being up and out at 4 a.m., insisting this is the only time you really feel good about the world.

And there are many more moments I recognize in this movie that come from the benumbing, joyless periods that seem to settle in on us. without answers, at various times in the post-modern world.

What director Harris Goldberg does that is so helpful is he makes many of the trapped moments funny and he resists offering up a trite resolution. Hudson finds hope in certain things and soon abandons them, going on to his next illusory beacon. It is a waiting game until he finds the next bit of relief, kind of like real life.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Most pathetic main character EVER Just_Jutt
From a sufferer... Part2
I disliked this movie then I hated it themonolithisi
Depersonalization from drugs Jemoeder321
Mind numbing pathomancer
Great movie solenga
Discuss Numb (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: