"Malcolm in the Middle"

The Number 23 (2007)
"The truth will find you. "
Walter Sparrow becomes obsessed with a novel that he believes was written about him. As his obsession increases, more and more similarities seem to arise.
Jim Carrey Walter Sparrow
Virginia Madsen Agatha Sparrow
Logan Lerman Robin Sparrow
Danny Huston Isaac French
Lynn Collins Suicide Blonde / Mrs. Dobkins / Young Fingerling's Mother
Rhona Mitra Laura Tollins
Michelle Arthur Sybil
Mark Pellegrino Kyle Flinch
Paul Butcher Young Fingerling
David Stifel Hotel Clerk
Corey Stoll Sergeant Burns
Ed Lauter Father Sebastian
Troy Kotsur Barnaby
Walter Soo Hoo Chinese Restaurant Owner
Patricia Belcher Dr. Alice Mortimer
Rudolph Willrich Dr. Nathaniel
John Fink Young Walter's Father / Young Fingerling's Father
Julie Remala Mail Clerk
Tara Karsian Box Company Clerk
Kerry Hoyt Suicide Blonde's Father
Jennifer Lee Grafton Suicide Blonde's Mother
Tom Lenk Bookstore Salesperson
Ka'ramuu Kush Fingerling's Sergeant
Helen Jordan Lady Walking Dog
Eddie Rouse Building Super
Lesli Margherita Attractive Coed
Maile Flanagan Charades Friend
Bob Zmuda Desk Clerk
Susan Kitchen Party Goer
Coier Amerson Party Goer
Michael Hurley Agatha's Friend
Donna G. Earley Agatha's Friend
Shannon Gayle Lucinda
Bud Cort Dr. Sirius Leary (uncredited)
K.T. Rowe The Girlfriend (uncredited)
Producer: Beau Flynn,Tripp Vinson
Writer: Fernley Phillips
Just because you're paranoid....
9/11 2001, 9+11+2+1= 23, JFK was killed on November 22, 1963 2+2=4 and 1+9+6+3=19 and 19+4= 23, Caesar was stabbed 23 times, and so on so forth.

Whether you think it's a coincidence or not it's still pretty cool and Joel Schumacher's the Number 23 wouldn't have been half as interesting without his knowledge.

The film follows Walter (Jim Carey) as his life starts to be consumed paranoia as he claims the number 23 is haunting him. He comes to this conclusion whilst reading a book, the Number 23 which he draws parallels with the main character's upbringing and his own childhood. The only problem being, said main character a detective Fingerling kills his lovely girlfriend. As everything in the book already mirrors Walters past, why shouldn't it mirror his future also? Worried that he'll kill his wife, Walter attempts to track down the author before it's too late.

Though it's easy to throw insults at Schumacher (Batman and Robin anyone?) he is good at thrillers being at the helm of Falling Down and Phone Booth. Here he delivers again. True, the ending may be a little drawn out and may not be to everyone's taste, however Carey's performance is once again proof that the rubber faced actor can indeed, well…act. It's just a shame that with every serious performance by Carey, critics scrutinise his performance because it isn't comedy. Have they seen the Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine….people? Carey can act. And Schumacher can direct, the only problem here is the plot isn't that strong, with the twist maybe feeling a little anticlimactic. Still it's an enjoyable film and may have you looking for the number 23 yourself when you leave the cinema.

Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 6.3
Musician: Harry Gregson-Williams
Running time: 95 min (R-rated version)
Subtitles: Svenska
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Last modified: 2008-01-05 22:44:20