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Numb (2007)

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


Harris Goldberg


Harris Goldberg
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Perry ... Hudson Milbank
Lynn Collins ... Sara Harrison
Kevin Pollak ... Tom
Bob Gunton ... Dr. Townshend
Helen Shaver ... Audrey Milbank
William B. Davis ... Peter Milbank
Mary Steenburgen ... Dr. Blaine
Benjamin Ratner ... Stan Milbank (as Ben Rattner)
Noah Dalton Danby ... Tim (as Noah Danby)
Monique Ganderton ... Debra
Mark Acheson ... Homeless Guy
Patricia Harras ... Dr. Simon
Brad Ganes Brad Ganes ... John
Ingrid Torrance ... Female Psychologist
Brian George ... Dr. Richmond


Hudson Milbank is a successful Hollywood screenwriter who suddenly, 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 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

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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 »

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In the final scene of the film, when Sara is picking Hudson up from his favorite spot, it is supposed to be 4:45 a.m. and deserted, but the intersection in the background is clearly busy. See more »


Hudson: I'm gonna call you. So be ready for that.
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User Reviews

lovely Lynn Collins made this interesting
8 November 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Hudson Milbank (Matthew Perry) is a depressed Hollywood screenwriter who can't feel anything. He bounces from one psychiatrist to another. His life takes an interesting turn when he meets the lovely Sara Harrison (Lynn Collins).

Director/writer Harris Goldberg doesn't have the creativity to make this movie quirky. I wasn't certain what it was trying to do for quite awhile. Then Lynn Collins gets into the movie and I figure this was a nice little rom-com. But then Lynn gets yanked out of the movie. It completely disrupted the flow. Mary Steenburgen provided some quirky funny moments in the last half, but it's too little. Lynn was sorely missed. A depressed Matthew Perry is just not compelling all by himself.

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Release Date:

13 June 2008 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Bolesno depresivan See more »


Box Office


$3,300,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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