"The Voices", directed Marjane Satrapi

Movie, 2014

An odd, grisly comedy which through its main sequence of events – principally the fates of the three main female characters in the drama and the use and portrayal of mental health – leaves an unpleasant taste in the mouth. Yes, this is entertaining and well paced and, from a technical point of view, very well done, but it’s not really good enough to rise above the gravity of the fates and illnesses which seem little more than plot devices. The talking pets are also a little naff – occasionally amusing, but mainly superfluous. As, indeed, is the whole movie.

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