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Numb (2007)

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A chronically depressed screenwriter desperately tries to cure his condition when he meets the girl of his dreams.

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Harris Goldberg

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Harris Goldberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Perry ... Hudson Milbank
Lynn Collins ... Sara Harrison
Kevin Pollak ... Tom
Bob Gunton ... Dr. Townshend
Helen Shaver ... Audrey Milbank
William B. Davis ... Peter Milbank
Mary Steenburgen ... Dr. Blaine
Benjamin Ratner ... Stan Milbank (as Ben Rattner)
Noah Dalton Danby ... Tim (as Noah Danby)
Monique Ganderton ... Debra
Mark Acheson ... Homeless Guy
Patricia Harras ... Dr. Simon
Brad Ganes Brad Ganes ... John
Ingrid Torrance Ingrid Torrance ... Female Psychologist
Brian George ... Dr. Richmond
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Storyline

Hudson Milbank is a successful Hollywood screenwriter who suddenly and strangely finds himself without any emotional feelings. He tries doctor after doctor and shrink after shrink, but nothing works. The Golf Channel, lesbian exercise classes and a dizzying variety of pills get him through the day, but don't quite solve his problem. His writing partner tries everything to get him back to normal, but it's not until Hudson meets Sara that he finds a real motivation to get better and to actually start feeling again. From the writer of Deuce Bigalow, comes NUMB, a romantic comedy following an unusual man looking for strange love. Written by Anonymous

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Love is better unmedicated.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug use and sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 2008 (Romania) See more »

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Budget:

$3,300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When buying the new car, the salesman tells Hudson that there is "Four-point-two feet of cubic space back here." It implies that the trunk is only about a foot high, a foot deep and four feet wide (1 foot x 1 foot x 4 feet = 4 cubic feet)... a ridiculously small amount of space for any trunk. See more »

Quotes

Hudson: You're insanely cute.
Sarah: You think I'm cute? . . . I kind of think I have a big head.
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Smokey Bar Blues
Written by Marshall Sucj
Courtesy of Mikeful Music (ASCAP)
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great romantic comedy
5 June 2008 | by yannamari14See all my reviews

I saw this at the Austin Film Festival and thought it was one of the best romantic comedies I have seen in years--and from the most unlikely source material. Beautifully written with a light hand, it exploits extreme situations for humor but always goes beyond simple shock value and superficial, quirky tics. (This writer has had enough of movies like Superbad and Knocked Up, which wear audiences out with shock humor, and I didn't see the point of Napolean Dynamite, in which minimalist, oddball moments fail to accrete to a real story.) Numb is instead an eccentric, hilarious film with depth, heart and soul. The tone was spot on: though based on deeply painful autobiographical material, Numb is never maudlin or pathetic. And Matthew Perry is outstanding--prevented from being outlandishly Matthew Perry ("Zero," the director reportedly commanded him. "Nothing. You're numb."), it seemed he was forced to funnel his comic genius into tiny, brilliant moments. A gem of film.


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