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The Number 23 (2007)

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Jim Carrey Jim Carrey
Walter Sparrow / Fingerling
Virginia Madsen Virginia Madsen
Agatha Sparrow / Fabrizia
Logan Lerman Logan Lerman
Robin Sparrow
Danny Huston Danny Huston
Isaac French / Dr. Miles Phoenix
Lynn Collins Lynn Collins
Suicide Blonde / Mrs. Dobkins / Young Fingerling's Mother
Rhona Mitra Rhona Mitra
Laura Tollins
Mark Pellegrino Mark Pellegrino
Kyle Flinch

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Fernley Phillips Fernley Phillips
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9 years, 9 months ago at Jul 31 17:44
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Animal control officer Walter Sparrow (Jim Carrey) is obsessed by a novel, The Number 23, which his girlfriend (Virginia Madsen) offers him for his birthday. Soon Walter believes the book was written about him, and his fascination increases.

The story was all right, although in the end, it was somewhat predictable.

While this was a highly recommended movie by many peo... read more

one word: dissapointing

9 years, 9 months ago at Jul 20 19:20
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previous two reviews nailed it right on the money. the style of the film was awesome, definitely some parts were almost Sin City-esque, and Jim Carrey was great in a dramatic role, which few comics seem to be able to pull off, but I clued into the 'twist' way too early, about half way thru. I even thought to myself, I bet you ******* is the writer, thinking there is no way it would be so obvious... read more


9 years, 8 months ago at Aug 19 18:14
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I guess I liked this film more than most then. Maybe it's my soft spot for Jim Carrey, but I thought this was thoroughly entertaining. Contrary to other reviews, I didn't think it had a predictable outcome, or a particularly hollywood ending!

The enactments of the story were superb. It was classic, over-the-top film noir and seeing them primed me for the sensationalist elements of t... read more
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Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now he's worried that a fictional murder might materialize.
Release date: 23 February 2007
Tags: Thriller (31), Mystery (27), 2007 (22), 2000s (14), Drama (13), (11), Suspense (9), Paranoia (7), Psychological (6), Hospital (5), Usa (5), Driven Mad (4), Knife (4), Stabbed To Death (3), Insanity (3), Corpse (3), Book (3), Author (3), Psycho Thriller (2), Fall From Height (2)
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