Some people go to Sundance for the movies. For me it is all about the posters.
The one sheet for The Voices is probably the first solid studio release poster of the year. The three paws effect combines human, canine and feline. The cast of Ryan Reynolds, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver and Gemma Arterton is above average for an indie movie, warranting a further look. Marjane Satrapi directed Persepolis and Chicken With Plums, so this story about a factory worker who gets help out of a murderous predicament from his evil cat and good dog, is going to have all kind of goofy magical realist elements. And the still below proves this will be a live-action feature.
The official plot: ‘This genre-bending tale centers around Jerry Hickfang, a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for attention from a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn, Jerry’s evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog lead him down a fantastical path where he ultimately finds salvation.’