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R| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
A man's (Jim Carrey) discovery of an obscure book about the number 23 leads him on a descent into darkness. As he becomes more obsessed with its contents, he becomes more convinced that it is, in fact, based on his life. To his horror, he discovers grave consequences in store for the book's main character.

Cast: Jim Carrey , Virginia Madsen , Logan Lerman , Danny Huston , Rhona Mitra , Mark Pellegrino , Michelle Arthur , Patricia Belcher

Director: Joel Schumacher

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Distributor: New Line Cinema

The Number 23 (2007)

Release Date: February 23rd, 2007|1 hr. 37 min.

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  • May 22, 2008 Hunkydory
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    Set in the bleak border desert territory of Texas and Mexico in the early 80s, an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's latest novel, this film is more than just a splendid crime thriller. The Coen Brothers have outdone themselves with this masterpiece tale paralleling the end of the cowboy era and the beginning of a country's relentless and futile pursuit of its lucre of the day, symbolized by a cache of heroin and 2 million dollars in cash. This booty is pursued at all costs by the most deranged and dangerous of minds, personified in the sociopathic and sadistic character of Anton Chigurh played by Javier Bardem.Beyond the desolate desert, the film engages the concept of the pursuit of the new American dream for which no man has been educated in ethics or convention to achieve. Its conquest is tragically and futilely predominated by the diabolic denouements of the wicked to the detriment and demise of every living creature without remorse or exception. This is a brave new world where the bounty hunter is not pursuing the bad guy, but is himself the worst of any criminal pursued by such in history.Through the character of Llewellyn Moss, played by Josh Brolin, a last of his kind cowboy, the new America is portrayed as a country where only those fearless and crazy enough to see the target and focus upon it, in full awareness of the fatal end, and under any and all adversity, revel in the knowledge that only temporarily prevailing in its pursuit is the only glory attained. Sheriff Bell, played by Tommy Lee Jones, exemplifies the old stalwart men of the country who once knew lawlessness as a power able to be defeated by the capture of those responsible, who can now only ponder the futility of the pursuit of such evil men, knowing that evil itself has overtaken and so permeated the society at large that it is no longer and never shall be again a

  • May 22, 2008 debbientn03
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    Weird, dark,loser. Simply put.

  • May 22, 2008 painoassociate
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    He's the best! Very caring dr. Thank you, christine n. - ps. his office address has changed.

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