The Number 23 is a suspense film starring Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, and Danny Huston, directed by Joel Schumacher. It was released on February 23, 2007 with the DVD scheduled to be released July 24, 2007. The plot involves an obsession with the 23 Enigma, an esoteric belief that all incidents and events are directly connected to the number 23, some permutation of the number 23, or a number related to the number 23. This is the second film with Schumacher and Carrey, the first being Batman Forever.
Walter Sparrow (Jim Carrey) is an animal control officer married to cake shop owner, Agatha (Virginia Madsen); they have a son, Robin (Logan Lerman).
It’s almost five o’clock when Walter gets a call to catch a dog. He catches the dog and notices on its collar tag that its name is Ned (which he later expands to ‘Nasty, Evil Dog’ and even later ‘Nasty, Evil, Dead Dog’; Nedd with two D’s ), but then gets distracted and the dog escapes after biting his arm. It runs to a cemetery, sitting at one particular grave, that of a Laura Tollins.
Because of the incident with the dog, Walter is late meeting his wife and while she is waiting, she enters a bookstore, where she browses through a book called “The Number 23″ by Topsy Kretts. When Walter finally arrives, Agatha buys it for him.