This dark comedy movie starring Ryan Reynolds sounds pretty creepy when you first hear about the premise. I admit I was a bit disturbed while watching but the interesting part is it was made in such a manner that you would feel sympathy/empathy towards the character of Jerry, despite him being a murderer.
Jerry works at Milton Fixture & Faucet. He suffers from schizophrenia which makes him hear “voices” namely from his dog, Bosco and his cat, Mr. Whiskers. Due to some unfortunate series of events, he kills his co-worker, Fiona, whose dismembered head he ends up storing in his refrigerator. Given his schizophrenic condition, Jerry hallucinates conversing with Fiona’s head who tells him she needs a friend as it gets lonely inside the fridge. Mr. Whiskers eggs him on to kill another person but Bosco, his voice of reason, tells him not to.
It is hilarious to see the interactions among Jerry and his pets as it not only brings out the lighter mood of the movie, it is also a great contrast to its darker and morbid tone. His pets serve as his good and bad conscience who adversely affect his decisions. He even blames his cat for making him kill people. Jerry’s character is actually quite lovable and the audience would find it easy to empathise with him. If only he weren’t a murderer. It’s hard to weigh in on whether he’s good or evil because most of the time he means well, his intentions are good but on the other hand, he kills people. Okay so maybe killing people does make him evil but he’s so cute and looks so innocent. I can’t be a jury. I would be too superficial. If this protagonist were played by someone less cute and hot, I bet hands down, I would not sympathise with the character. haha…
Have I mentioned Anna Kendrick in this movie? She’s awesome. One of my ultimate girl crushes so since she is in this movie, it automatically earns a rating of 3+. ;P
NinthMelody rating: 3.75/5
Here’s the trailer for The Voices: