The Number 23

Friday 20th September 2013

Director: Joel Schumacher
Year: 2007
Stars: Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Logan Lerman, Danny Huston, Lynn Collins

I have vaguely wanted to watch this movie for a while, having heard that Jim Carrey is quite good in it - and always having been something of a Jim Carrey fan anyway. But I also had my reservations - I was never entirely convinced by the plot, so didn't necessarily think the movie would actually be any good.

The title of The Number 23 tells you everything you need to know about the plot really. Walter Sparrow's (Carrey) wife (Madsen) finds a book called The Number 23, and Walter becomes obsessed with the number. And that's pretty much the whole premise...

... which isn't actually as bad as it sounds. The conclusion is one of the few that could probably have worked without me either sighing or thinking it was all a bunch of nonsense. So, whilst perhaps not groundbreaking, The Number 23 is at least an enjoyable movie with a vaguely plausible storyline.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.