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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 ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Hearing voices can be murder.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Ryan Reynolds modeled the voice of the cat after a Scottish friend he has known for over twenty years. 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

[first lines]
Dennis Kowalski: Hey, Jerry.
Jerry Hickfang: Hey, Mr. Kowalski.
Dennis Kowalski: Call me Dennis. It's okay.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie there is a four minute fantasy song and dance routine featuring six cast members plus Jesus. The end credits begin one minute after this routine starts. See more »

Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

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A girl named Li
Written by Olivier Bernet
Performed by Olivier Bernet
Courtesy of Starr Score Holdings, LLC
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The cat made me write this review
9 February 2015 | by scurvytoonSee all my reviews

I've always liked Ryan Reynolds starting with his early Canadian work but even having read the tag line, never in a million years did I see this one coming. What a wonderful surprise.

The Voices is a brilliant film about schizophrenia that balances horror and comedy with such aplomb you forget that what's happening on the screen isn't exactly healthy or good. Gemma Arterton joins Mr Whiskers and Bosco in some of the most entertaining internal conflicts to be shown on screen in years. Mr Whiskers hilariously confirms our deepest and darkest fears about cats while Bosco is the voice of reason. Let's be clear about this, Jerry is deeply disturbed and he needs help but that doesn't keep you from being sucked into his strange world. His life in the real world at the bathtub factory hides a whole lot of crazy going on in his head. Jerry at his core is happy there and he likes his co workers, too bad about the little accident that starts it all going down hill.

If you like your comedy strange, you too will be a fan of this film. From the basic premise of talking animals to the happy joy joy feeling Jerry gets when his "problems" seem to go away, all the way to the end you will be smiling at how good the story is. And what an end, you know it's going there and you know it's all for the best, he's after all a good guy and does the only thing he can. His reward? well you have to watch all the way to the end. But I do promise you this, you'll be wanting to dance to very possibly the most uplifting song since somebody serenaded a man eating plant.

Don't let this one pass you by.


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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,097,718
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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