March 1, 2007 |

In Focus: review of Jim Carry's Number 23

by Kathy Brainard

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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...

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