“The Voices” movie quotes bring some awkward laughs as one mentally unstable man, on the advice of his talking cat, murders his coworkers. The comedy-horror film was directed by Marjane Satrapi using a screenplay by Michael R. Perry. “The Voices” first opened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival before a theatrical release on February 6, 2015.
In “The Voices,” Jerry Hickfang (Ryan Reynolds) is a seemingly normal and nice new employee at the Milton Bathtub Factory. He gets along well with his coworkers and even meets some nice women from accounting, Lisa (Anna Kendrick) and Fiona (Gemma Arterton). But once he stops taking his prescribed anti-psychotic medication, things take a deadly turn.
Jerry begins having conversations with his pets, dog Bosco and cat Mr. Whiskers (both voiced by Ryan Reynolds). While Bosco is the optimist of the bunch, Mr. Whiskers urges Jerry to begin killing his coworkers and psychiatrist, Dr. Warren (Jacki Weaver). Things only get stranger when the severed heads of his kills begin talking to him as well, setting him up for a puzzling and bizarre end.“The Voices” joins theaters already packed with other great films such as ”Jupiter Ascending,” ”Seventh Son,” ”The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water Movie,” ”Black or White,” ”Project Almanac,” ”The Loft,” ”Wild Card,” ”Mortdecai,” ”The Boy Next Door,” ”Black Sea,” ”Strange Magic,” ”Still Alice,” ”The Wedding Ringer,” ”Blackhat,” ”Taken 3,” ”Predestination,” ”A Most Violent Year,” ”The Interview,” ”Unbroken,” ”American Sniper,” ”Into the Woods,” ”Big Eyes,” ”The Gambler,” ”The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” and ”Annie.”
Do You Ever Hear Voices?Video: YouTube
Dr. Warren: “How are you doing, Jerry?”Jerry checks in with Dr. Warren who asks about his mental well being. Jerry says all is well, but soon they both realize that things are far from okay.
Jerry: “They like me at work. There’s a girl. I like her.”
Dr. Warren: “Do you ever hear voices?”
Jerry: “Voices? Not really… Mr. Whiskers, he makes me do bad things.”
Dr. Warren: “You totally stopped taking the pills, didn’t you?”
Jerry: “Totally”236Should this be higher or lower?
You Have The Greatest Hair, TomPhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation License
Jerry: [singing]Jerry seems like a generally happy, harmless guy who is, mostly liked by his coworkers in his new position at the Milton Bathtub Factory. This, of course, is Jerry on his psychiatric drugs but when he stops taking those meds, things change course dramatically.
Tom: “Hey, Jerry, give me a break!”
Jerry: “Oh, okay, I’ll tone it down a little bit… You have the greatest hair, Tom, in the back.”184Should this be higher or lower?
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Fiona: “Look what you did to me.”In a new spin on hearing voices, Jerry hears (and sees) the decapitated head of coworker Fiona in his refrigerator making him feel guilty about him murdering her. Meanwhile, Mr. Whiskers mocks Jerry’s mental state, despite being the one who talked him into the murder in the first place.
Mr. Whiskers: “Well, that’s one step away from the looney bin.”
Jerry: “I’m so sorry.”110Should this be higher or lower?
I Sometimes Talk to My PetsVideo: YouTube
Lisa: “Are you good with cats?”When Jerry describes to Lisa that his cat controls him and his pets talk back, she has no idea that he’s being serious and not just speaking figuratively. To Lisa, he just seems like a sweet, animal-loving nice guy, not a serial killer who has conversations with his enabling cat.
Jerry: “No, the real question is are cats good with me because they pretty much own us.”
Lisa: “Oh my god, yeah!”
Jerry: “I sometimes talk to my pets and they sometimes talk to me sometimes.”
Lisa: “I get that.”106Should this be higher or lower?