Sweet, simple Jerry needs to tell the truth about cats and dogs: They talk to him, and his tabby, Mr. Whiskers, thinks he should murder that pretty girl at the office. That’s the plot of The Voices, the 2014 Sundance horror-comedy from Iranian filmmaker Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis).
Ryan Reynolds plays the disturbed warehouse worker who gets along with everyone at his bathroom factory, but whose best friends are Mr. Whiskers and Bosco, his loyal and ever-cautious bull mastiff. (Reynolds provided the voices for both.) But Jerry is a good-looking fella, so when the office girls get a good look at him and develop competing crushes, he has to step out of his comfort zone and speak to actual human beings. And try not to kill them, despite what Mr. Whiskers tells him. “Mr. Whiskers, he makes me do bad things,” says Jerry, in the exclusive trailer for the new movie.
The R-rated film, which also stars Anna Kendrick, Gemma Arterton, and Jacki Weaver, arrives in theaters and VOD on Feb. 6