The Voices is directed by Marjane Satrapi, the Iranian author and filmmaker best known for the Academy Award nominated animated film Persepolis (2007). Ryan Reynolds stars as a troubled, med-addicted factory worker driven to murder by his talking pets, a psychopathic cat called Mr. Whiskers and Bosco, his peace-loving dog. Reynolds also voices both of the animals, while Jacki Weaver, Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick play the women unfortunate enough to cross his path.
When one night he accidentally kills Fiona, Jerry hastily covers his tracks, under the strict advice of the subversive Mr. Whiskers. But Jerry is already beyond the reach of his well-meaning psychiatrist Dr. Warren (Jacki Weaver) and things are also looking bad for Lisa, who has taken a shine to Jerry.
Despite Bosco trying to keep Jerry on the straight and narrow, Mr. Whiskers seems to be the loudest voice in Jerry’s head and soon events have spiralled and salvation is all Jerry can hope for.
Ryan Reynolds is one of Hollywood’s most diverse actors seamlessly transitioning through varied genres of drama, action and comedy in his rich and ever evolving filmography. Recently showing his range as an actor in a vast selection of features such as Woman In Gold (2015), Safe House (2012), The Change-Up (2011), and Buried (2010) for which he received glowing reviews for his performance.
The film also stars the ever-loveable Anna Kendrick, who makes a return from many roles in the musical genre, having recently starred in Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and Into the Woods (2014). Kendrick was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards for her role opposite George Clooney in Jason Reitman’s Up In The Air (2009). British actress Gemma Arterton features in her most comical role yet, previously playing bond-girl Strawberry Fields in the James Bond film Quantum Of Solace (2008).