Before watching this movie i didn't know that such obsession with the number 23 existed. Jim Carrey was a good choice for this character - reminds me of when he was in The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. But i felt the movie was trying too hard to entice. If you really look into it, it wasn't anything better than anything we've seen of late. The plot was so-so. The acting was so-so.
*I'm still trying to figure out why Topsy Kretts left his mailing address in the book.