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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.

Director:

Marjane Satrapi
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

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

When Jerry talks to Fiona after he put her head in the refrigerator, a gap can clearly be seen next to Fiona's neck. This is most likely the hole where the actress stuck her head through. 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 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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An underrated film with a strong performance from Reynolds.
6 December 2015 | by UnluckymagpieSee all my reviews

A truly underrated film. It has a brilliant performance from Ryan Reynolds, in a role that is pretty unusual for him, and allows him to get out of his typical action stereotype, as he really is a great comedic and dramatic actor, when paired with the right script.

A curiously sinister yet funny tone that simultaneously makes you want to laugh and throw up, the film is a dark comedy- with emphasis on the DARK- and may not be suited to everyone's tastes, admittedly. It has moments where the gore can be quite, well, gory, and certainly it touches on mental illness in a way that may make some people uncomfortable. However, in my view, the film never makes fun of Jerry, our protagonist. In Reynolds' words, he is "a serial killer with a heart of gold", and he still remains a likable character that you root for, even to the end.

The film beholds beautiful visuals with great use of colours and very creative ways of showing how Jerry's mind works. I honestly loved it, and recommend it!


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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,097,718
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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