Boxo Rando: The Voices (2014)

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Rating: 7/10

This movie is about a man who hears voices from his dog and cat. He’s got a crush on a coworker but then after she stands him up for a date, things start getting a little murder-ie. This is a dark comedy, and like many dark comedies, it can be more than a bit disturbing or messed up in places and I wouldn’t recommend it for the faint of heart. But for those sick-minded bastards out there like myself I would highly suggest it. It’s one of those things that’s kind of messed up from the get go and starts ramping up the insanity really fast.

I feel this movie can be a bit difficult for some. We see things entirely from the main character’s perspective, and that can be one twisted perspective indeed. When we learn why he is the way he is, it’s hard not to feel pity on him. He’s as much a victim as the victims he’s creating. It’s also downright hilarious at points. I also appreciate the dynamic of how he sees the world versus how the world actually is. It does a very good job of showing us that maybe when life is so horrendously messed up, it’s just better to be crazy.

This movie has an extremely twisted plot, the type you’d probably only see in an indie horror flick, but with such a positive feel to it you also just can’t help but laugh. Ryan Reynolds does an amazing job at really bringing the crazy out in this movie in the days before he was Deadpool.

My only real complaint is at the end of it, it feels a little pointless. I think the point was to make us feel empathy for a serial killer, but they do that on Dexter and it still had a point in each episode as well as creating empathy for an otherwise despicable person. Though this movie is plenty entertain, by the end, it just feels a bit empty.

Random Thoughts: I think this movie did a very good job in its production and presentation for something with an independent label. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a dark movie that’s a bit out there.

SCORING:

+6: Pretty entertaining and messed up dark comedy, though a bit empty

+1: Terrific performance(s) from Ryan Reynolds

 

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