15 certificateThe Number 23 is a Film programme that first aired in 2007 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Number 23 is a 3 star programme

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The Number 23 (2007)

Directed by
Joel Schumacher

When affable everyman Walter Sparrow (Jim Carrey) is given a second-hand detective novel - The Number 23 - for his birthday, he soon becomes obsessed with the parallels he sees between his life and that of the book's protagonist. When the fictional Fingerling commits a horrific murder, Walter is terrified that he is fated to do the same. Can wife Agatha (Virginia Madsen) drag him back to reality? And is the recurrence of the number 23 in all aspects of his life really just a bizarre coincidence?

Released in 2006, this fast-paced psychological thriller, directed by Joel Schumacher, had a mixed reception from the critics. Despite plenty of visual tricks, numerological nonsense and a schizophrenic performance from Carrey, the plot is a bit routine and doesn't always work.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 98 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2007

Rating:
3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is The Number 23 next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 December 12th, 1:25am and on Film4 Plus 1 December 12th, 2:25am. See more...

Cast

Image for Jim CarreyJim Carrey...Walter Sparrow
Image for Virginia MadsenVirginia Madsen...Agatha Sparrow
Image for Logan LermanLogan Lerman...Robin Sparrow
Image for Danny HustonDanny Huston...Isaac French
Lynn Collins...Suicide Blonde
Image for Rhona MitraRhona Mitra...Laura Tollins
Michelle Arthur...Sybil
Image for Mark PellegrinoMark Pellegrino...Kyle Finch
Paul Butcher...Young Fingerling
David Stifel...Hotel Clerk
Corey Stoll...Sgt. Burns
Ed Lauter...Father Sebastian
Troy Kotsur...Barnaby
Walter Soo Hoo...Chinese Restaurant Owner
Patricia Belcher...Dr. Alice Mortimer