The Voices is a unique blend of (like as not) mutually-exclusive soundtracks, aesthetics, and genre tropes that curiously coalesce into a surprisingly digestible black romcom.
Directed by Persepolis writer/director Marjane Satrapi, The Voices tells the bizarre tale of a schizophrenic serial killer, Jerry Hickfang (Reynolds), as he struggles to come to terms with the conflicting moral realities of both his imagined and physical worlds.
Told through the eyes of Jerry’s highly “augmented” reality, The Voices plays host to adorable corpses, spotless excrement, and pastel-coloured gore as Jerry continues his immaculate “killing twee”.
Somewhat resembling Pushing Daisies if starring Norman Bates, The Voices is a strangely macabre, entertaining spate of lurid whimsy.
CAST: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick
DIRECTOR: Marjane Satrapi
WRITER: Michael R. Perry
SYNOPSIS: A schizophrenic factory worker accidentally kills one of his co-workers while receiving advice from his “talking” pets.