The Voices: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is that chipper guy clocking the nine-to-five at a bathtub factory with the offbeat charm of anyone who could use a few friends. With the help of his court-appointed psychiatrist (Jacki Weaver), he pursues his office crush (Gemma Arterton). However, the relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn after she stands him up for a date. Guided by his evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog, Jerry must decide whether to keep striving for normalcy or indulge in a much more sinister path.

I’m a Ryan Reynolds fan and have been since the beginning. He’s charismatic and has this sarcastic humor to him that just makes me laugh. He’s shown that he can do just about everything but I don’t remember him ever playing a role like this. The film teeters that thin line between horror and comedy and I loved every second of it. The director (Marjane Satrapi) does a phenomenal job at creating a developing a character that is murderous but in a way that he’s still so likeable. The story is a crazy ride the whole way through and you can’t help but keep wondering when the bottom is going to fall out for Reynold’s character which keeps you invested in it. I mean it’s one man that has mental health issues already and all it took was one accidental moment that sent him down a very dark path but if you look at Jerry you can see in his face that he doesn’t necessary mean it in the way that it looks. It also doesn’t hurt that Arterton and Ana Kendrick are wonderful in the film and their characters play a big part in Jerry’s psyche and so funny. The dog and the cat in the film also play a big part in Jerry’s life who are both voice by Reynolds as well. They probably crack the most jokes in the movie and just like the women, they also play a big part in his psychological state as well. The film is dark fun from start to finish and the ending is just so randomly funny that you’ll be smiling even though it’s grim when you think about it. 9/10

Special Features:

The Voices: From Fridge to Frame – This feature talks a bit about the making of the film and how it all came about.

The Voices of Ryan Reynolds – This shows Reynolds in the studio voicing the anial characters in the film.

VFX: The Making of Bosco & Mr. Whiskers – What it took to create the talking animals.

VFX Comparison Showreel – Shows the difference between the rough effects and the final product.

Deleted Scenes – A few scenes here that are actually worth checking out.

Extended Scenes – Another couple of scenes that add a bit more the scenes BUT don’t offer any significance to the story itself.

Animatics – This feature just shows a few sequences from the film that were animated before production.

Cast & Costume Sketch Gallery

The Voices is available April 7th on Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate


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