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    • by Judith J Kay

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      Starring: Jim Carrey (Walter Sparrow/Fingerling), Virginia Madsen (Agatha Sparrow/Fabrizia), Logan Lerman (Robin Sparrow), Danny Huston (Issac French/Dr Miles),

      I was not sure what to expect from this movie, though the synopsis described the obsession of a man with a book. I had taken this DVD up, as I was curious to see how Jim Carrey would fare in a non-comedic role.

      Walter Sparrow was bored to tears with his life as an animal catcher. On

      his birthday his wife Agatha gave him a novel titled ‘The Number 23′ which fascinated him intensely. The book was about a detective Fingerling who was involved in a murder mystery. Sparrow soon imagined that his life paralleled that of Fingerling, and he became obsessed with Fingerling, his life in the novel and the number 23. He began seeing events in his life related to the number, and interpreted everything as such. Fingerling had ...

      • murdered his girlfriend; Walter believed that the same could happen to him and his wife. As Sparrow began to lose himself in his paranoia, he soon discovered horrendous events in his past that he had somehow forgotten.

        This is the first time I see Jim Carrey in a serious role other than his usual wise-cracking, rubber-face personas. He is also quite good-looking, which was not evident when he so often twisted and tortured his

        face into impossible expressions. He put up a very commendable performance as a man fixated with a story and a number; his ability to switch acting roles between the silly, obsessed Sparrow and the inscrutable Fingerling is brilliant. Virginia Marsden did very well in her role as Sparrow’s wife patient woman who was willing to put up with his idiosyncrasy. The movie is not fantastic; rather a muddle of scattered plots, somewhat confusing but watchable though!

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