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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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Marjane Satrapi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Jerry / Mr. Whiskers (voice) / Bosco (voice) / Deer (voice) / Bunny Monkey (voice)
Gemma Arterton ... Fiona
Anna Kendrick ... Lisa
Jacki Weaver ... Dr. Warren
Ella Smith ... Alison
Paul Chahidi ... Dennis Kowalski
Stanley Townsend ... Sheriff Weinbacher
Adi Shankar ... John
Sam Spruell ... Dave
Valerie Koch ... Jerry's Mother
Gulliver McGrath ... Jerry (12 years old)
Paul Brightwell Paul Brightwell ... Jerry's Stepfather
Alessa Kordeck Alessa Kordeck ... Sheryl
Michael Pink ... Jesus
Ricardia Bramley Ricardia Bramley ... Sheila Hammer
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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. 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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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Marjane Satrapi was initially going to hire voice actors for the animals' voices, however Ryan Reynolds convinced her that he should do them as they are voices that his character hears in his head, and therefore should be different variations of his voice. He convinced her by sending her recordings of his voice, tailored specifically for each of the animals. See more »

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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

Dr. Warren: Being alone in the world is the root of all suffering.
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Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Knock on Wood
Written by Steve Cropper (as Stephen Lee Cropper) & Eddie Floyd
Performed by Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick
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Unusual take on dark comedies
9 April 2016 | by Floated2See 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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