The Number 23
A sax before sex...
A happily married dog catcher starts reading a short book called ''The Number 23,'' which is about a private detective trying to stop a woman from committing suicide. The woman is obsessed with the number 23, and this obsession eventually rubs off on the detective. Back in the real world, the dog catcher sees multiple parallels in this story to his own life, and becomes likewise obsessed with the number 23, which eventually leads him to the grave of a murder victim. This has far-reaching repercussions for his life, and those around him.
96 minutes, No persons under 16 (Sex, Violence)
Detective/Mystery, Drama, Thriller.
Where's it showing?
Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Logan Lerman, Danny Huston, Lynn Collins, Rhona Mitra, Michelle Arthur
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||New Line Cinema, Contrafilm, Fingerling Films, Firm Films, Kumar Mobiliengesellschaft mbH & Co. Projekt Nr. 1 KG|
Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report
Trailer: Small | Medium | Large
|FPB Report (SA)|
|Comments||Tense thriller involving complex and strong adult and psychological themes.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|ScreenIt Report (USA)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|South African Media|
|Cape Argus/The StarTheresa Smith||5|
|Cape TimesKevin Crust||1|
|Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal||8|
|The CitizenPeter Feldman||10|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||5|
|BBC (UK)Neil Smith||10|
|Box Office (USA)Jay Antani
|eye Weekly (Canada)Adam Nayman||5|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||10|
|Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers||5|
|Average .. 34%||7|
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