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The Voices (2014)

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A likable guy pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date.

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Lisa
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Dennis Kowalski
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Sheriff Weinbacher
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John
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Dave
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Jerry's Mother
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Jerry (12 years old)
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Sheryl
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Jesus
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Sheila Hammer
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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. Written by Lionsgate

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Hearing voices can be murder.


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Rated R for bloody violence, and for language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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6 February 2015 (USA)  »

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As Vozes  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2009 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of Jerry's first interaction with the headless Fiona, the rest of her body can briefly be seen in the refrigerator before he slams the door shut. See more »

Quotes

Bosco: What's the matter, buddy?
Jerry Hickfang: What am I supposed to do?
Bosco: I do not know.
Mr. Whiskers: The same as always, pretend everything's fine.
Jerry Hickfang: Really?
Mr. Whiskers: Well, it got you this far, didn't it?
Jerry Hickfang: I guess so.
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Connections

References CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Sing a Happy Song
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble) & Leon Huff
Performed by The O'Jays
Courtesy of Philadelphia International Records and Sony Music Entertainment
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Unusual take on dark comedies
9 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

The voices is another lower independent film starring Reynolds. In the film, he truly captures the idea that Jerry is a man forced down a road of violence by things that he cannot control. He is a unique serial killer in that he so wants normalcy, companionship and happiness. The joy in Reynolds' eyes when he is shown human kindness by other co- workers (Gemma Arterton & Anna Kendrick) is as key to this performance as the insanity that other actors would have focused on and turned into scenery chewing. Reynolds uses his natural charm to great effect here. The voices has some similarities with American Psycho with Christian Bale, as both characters have some similar traits. Or an older film which has been somewhat forgotten is the Cable Guy starring Jim Carrey. Overall, the Voices is not a film for everyone and can be easily seen as unstable for those expecting different results. It is entertaining throughout and offers some twists.

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As a rewatch 08/09/17' The Voices is a highly entertaining dark comedy. The film isn't meant to be taken as serious as some people are criticizing it, as we realize what is being shown is within the range of the character, which is why the film is titled "The Voices". By the end, everything makes more sense as there are some clues.


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