Good comedic performance by Ryan Reynolds after Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds acted as a cold-sadistic psychopath but his characters is also funny, I think. THE VOICES maybe will look too dark for some audiences. But if you are a fan of a movie with some dark comedy in it THE VOICES is worth to watch and recommended for you. Marjane Satrapi succeed to entertain me. Not mention Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick's performance
To couch darkness in comedy is not new and the zany ending was a contrivance that detracts from any sense of purpose. As affable as the cast is (including cat & dog), there are no revelations here about mental illness. The one powerfully redeeming moment is the urgent psychotherapy between Jerry and Dr. Warren, both acting in sheer desperation, grasping for meaning in the face of oblivion.
I wish the film had stuck to its more playful dark comedy tone throughout. There are some hilarious moments, in particular from the Scottish-accent cat, but then there are also a number of dark moments that feel slightly out of place, as if they belong in a horror film with a more seriously created, disturbed character. I would recommend this for those seeking out more unique offbeat yet "mainstream" film products.
It starts as a dark and cute Amelie with talking animals before it completely flips and becomes shockingly depressing. And then it makes you laugh again and it flips again and the madness continues. Satrapi is a master of mood and it's the most I've enjoyed Ryan Reynolds in possibly anything.
I am overly serious and generally impatient with kitsch & talking animals, but I was won over by the dark shots of reality that run through the narrative. It feels like Dancer in the Dark if you flipped the ratio and had Selma singing most of the time. And I will always have a soft spot for those who hear voices...