The Number 23 (2007)
Friday 22nd June 2007
The Number 23 stars the brilliant Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty, The Truman Show, Dumb & Dumber, The Mask) as Walter Sparrow, a man whose life spirals out of control when the chilling murders in a mysterious novel begin to parallel his own life, leading him into a dark world of uncontrollable paranoia. Having taken nearly £4 million at the UK box office, this fascinating psychological thriller is to be released by Entertainment In Video on rental and retail DVD on 23rd July 2007.
Virginia Madsen (Sideways) and Danny Huston (Children of Men, The Constant Gardener) head an outstanding supporting cast that includes Logan Lerman (Hoot, The Butterfly Effect), Rhona Mitra (TV's Nip/Tuck) and Lynn Collins (The Lake House, The Merchant of Venice), Hugely successful filmmaker Joel Schumacher (Phone Booth, 8MM, Falling Down) directs from a script by Fernley Phillips.
The nightmare begins when Agatha Sparrow (Madsen) gives her mild-mannered dogcatcher husband Walter (Carrey) a copy of an obscure book called The Number 23. Reading it, Walter starts to believe that this isn't just any story - it's his story. The book contains too many coincidences - all of which revolve around the number 23 - for this to be chance.
Rattled by the countless similarities between Fingerling, the degenerate main character, and himself, an obsessed Walter starts to lose his grip on reality. And when Fingerling commits an unspeakable act, Walter is terrified that he is destined to follow the same twisted path
As his once idyllic life descends into an inferno of psychological torture, so Walter is forced to unlock the secrets of his past before he can continue his future with his wife and son.
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