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The Voices (2014)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story An original screenplay
Writers/Script Michael R. Perry
Additional Info “The voices” are all done by Ryan Reynolds
Director Marjane Satrapi
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver, Sam Spruell
Elevator Pitch A young man, who works in a bath tub construction factory, is nominated to help with the annual picnic and, in discussion with his court appointed psychiatrist, is encouraged to try to date a girl from the accounts department. Back in his flat he is counselled by his pets, the dog offering good advice, the cat, evil. He’s not taking his meds and when the object of his affections is taking a lift with him, he hits a deer in the road. The animal asks him to kill it, setting him on a path of mayhem and murder.
Content We mostly see events through the young man’s eyes, but he is unhinged and only when he once takes his meds do we see the full extent of the terrible circumstances of his life. So there is murder and dismemberment and occasional visits to the factory and to the psychiatrist’s office. Also one implied sex event and some unsettling flashbacks. Much swearing, mainly by the cat and some drinking, but no nudity or drugs.
A View The word “comedy” is often associated with this film and some of the time it is comedic, but one or two scenes are quite disturbing. You could say that when Jerry is off his meds nothing seems to be too serious, but watch out when he takes the pills. It was quite well thought of and the cast is terrific, so I would cautiously recommend it.

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