In The Voices, the first US release from director Marjane Satrapi since Persepolis, an eccentric man (Ryan Reynolds) is talked into killing a woman (Gemma Arterton) by his cat. (His dog is not so into murder, but it loses this round.)
That woman, however, doesn’t exactly stay dead, though her head’s no longer attached to her body. Her killer is forced to take care of what remains of her while pursuing a love interest (Anna Kendrick) and explaining to his therapist (Jacki Weaver) that he’s not crazy.
This is exactly the kind of loopy dark comedy that can go off the rails in the wrong hands, so we’re eager to see how Satrapi will pull it off. And, of course, it’s great to see former Bond girl Arterton (who was excellent in the mother-daughter vampire drama Byzantium) have fun with such an off-kilter role.
The Voices opens in theaters and on VOD on February 6.