A psychologically disturbed man starts killing people on
the orders of his cat, whom he thinks is talking to him.
The Voices (2014)
Directed by Marjane Satrapi
Written by Michael R. Perry
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick,
Jacki Weaver, Ella Smith, Stanley Townshend, Paul Chahidi
Where do I start with this bizarre thriller? The Voices is at the very least a strange foray into the weird and unsettling for Ryan Reynolds. While billed as a comedy, I don't remember laughing. I believe I spent most of the film with a look of shock on my face.
The Voices revolves around a man who has recently been released from a mental institution. He spends his days talking with his evil Scottish cat and agreeable dog (both of whom are brilliantly voiced by Ryan Reynolds). After he accidentally kills the woman of his dreams, he decides to keep killing because the cat tells him too. I know, I was making that face too.
In the end, it wasn't a bad movie. It was just a little too strange and didn't have the right mixture of comedy and horror. It leaned too heavily into horror and became an uncomfortable thriller that occasionally made me cringe.