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The Number 23

Walter Sparrow is losing his mind… or is he? I sat on the edge of my seat in the theater watching Jim Carey try to figure out why his entire world was dominated by The Number 23, but as I sat there I started to think that if you used his logic for adding numbers together to get the number 23 then you could probably find a sequence of numbers and add them up to get any number you wanted. Sure there are some things in our world that are strangely numeric, like the Fibonacci sequence or the Golden Mean 1.618, but this movie stretches the number 23 to the extreme. That being said, I was still completely entertained and intrigued the entire time and the surprise ending blew me away.

As usual Jim Carey is extremely likeable and he easily slips into multiple characters the way one might slip into a nice pair of leather gloves. He’s just smooth.

I give the move a 3.5 out of a possible 5.

By Evan Stark

Eddie Renz is an avid fan of Egyptology, Wilbur Smith and bacon. Not a fan of humility but often finds himself humbled when he is around people who understand numbers like the Fibonacci sequence and Pi.

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