All I can say is "WOW.....wowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowWOW"
I just got home a short while ago (1 am) from a late showing of The Number 23. It was by far the best film I've seen all year. To say the writing / directing was amazing would be a gross understatement. I never took my eyes off the screen. My girlfriend was actually getting kinda mad at me, half of a time I was leaning forward with my chin in my hand dead focused on the movie. like i said the writing / directing was brilliant, but the best part was Jim Carrey playing a serious role, and playing it DAMN WELL. Also, the use of colors, the reds and blacks especially, are fantastic, they really set a great tone for the film. One of the funnest parts of the film are looking for all the "23"s. Every now and then you'll see a license plate that adds up to 23, a building number that adds to 23, and sometimes they come flat out with a number 23. Some were hard to see, but if you got it, it was kinda like finally picking up on a Fightclub thing. One I picked up on was that one of the characters plays a sax in the movie. An F# alto sax (the one he plays) has.....23 keys. It's one of those things that just hits you and it makes you want to say"OMGOMGOMG that's 23!!!!"
The movie from what I hear has been getting mixed reviews. Frankly I can't understand how. I never trust those idiots that do movie reviews for the papers. Most of them are just cynical. I'll be willing to bet they are just still blown away from Carrey doing something other than Ace Ventura. And c'mon ... It's a lot better than Joel Schumacher's work with Batman and Robin
Two small side notes:
This is Joel Schumacher's 23rd film....yup.
And, Virginia Madsen plays Carrey's wife in the film, who is also going to be in the Astronaut Farmer, which I'm also very excited to see.
So yeah, all and all it was an amazing film. Everyone needs to go see it ^-^