Monday, January 16, 2023

White Noise (2022)

Streaming Service: Netflix
Movie Name/Year: White Noise (2022)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Length:  2h 16min
Rating: R
Production/Distribution: A24, BB Film Productions, Heyday Films, Netflix Studios, Passage Pictures
Director: Noah Baumbach
Writers: Noah Baumbach, Don DeLillo
Actors: Adam Driver, Alessandro Nivola, André Benjamin, Anna Sheridan, Carly Brodax, Danny Wolohan, Don Cheadle, Douglas Brodax, Gideon Glick, Greta Gerwig, Jill Brodax, Jodie Turner-Smith, Lars Eidinger, Laura Wimbels, Logan Fry, Madison Gaughan, Matthew Shear, Michael Chopra, Michael William Chopra, Mike Gassaway, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Raffey Cassidy, Sam Nivola, Santu Chopra, Thomas W Wolf, Wickham Bermingham
IMDb Blurb: Dramatizes a contemporary American family's attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.

Cat’s Point of View:
It took every fiber of my being to pay attention to White Noise. Further, I was a little mad while watching it, as I felt misled by the trailer. I was sold the tale of a family dealing with a looming disaster. I expected drama and horror in relation to that set of parameters.
What White Noise actually ended up being was an excruciatingly long and generally boring examination of overly cerebral people having an existential crisis. There’s a blip in the middle about a chemical accident. Every hope I had that the production would transition into something more palatable with that event was dashed.

The story was also supposed to be set in 1983, but I wouldn’t have known that without reading IMDb’s trivia or having read the book this movie was adapted from (and I haven’t). 
On paper, the cast looked great and had me interested in the movie. White Noise, however, delivered good performances but I was so bored I didn’t care.
White Noise ended up becoming just that. I wished I could have just had it running in the background because it was so easy to tune out. Maybe that was my ADHD talking, but regardless of the specific reason, this production was not enjoyable for me at all.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 63%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 32%
Metascore – 66%
Metacritic User Score – 5.4/10
IMDB Score – 5.7/10
Trust the Dice: Cat’s Rating – 2/5
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