In Focus: review of Jim Carry's Number 23
March 1, 2007
by Kathy Brainard
Jim Carrey gets to show off his versatility by playing two dramatic roles in his new suspense film, “The Number 23.”
Carrey plays Walter Sparrow, a loving husband and father who works for an animal control agency.
He also plays a noir-style detective named Fingerling who is the main character in a book entitled The Number 23.
Just by happenstance (or was it?), Sparrow's wife, Agatha (played by Virginia Madsen), picks up the book at a used book store and gives it to him to read.
He quickly gets sucked into the tale of Fingerling, a detective whose encounter with a s...