At once hilarious and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic, WHITE NOISE 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.
Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig star in this quirky, surprisingly timely adaptation of the National Book Award-winning classic by Don DeLillo. Written for the screen and directed by Noah Baumbach (MARRIAGE STORY, THE SQUID AND THE WHALE), produced by Baumbach and David Heyman (HARRY POTTER, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD).
R, 136 min.
"In very ’80s environs, Baumbach’s film always remains a self-conscious work of literature adaptation, juggling big themes and highly literate dialogue with a screwball touch." – Associated Press
"Driver brings something both salty and haunted to Jack, and Gerwig feels like a beating heart, alive to every sunburst and storm cloud of her emotional weather." – Entertainment Weekly
"Maximalist, funny, abrasive satire." – New Stateman
"If Netflix are pruning back their riskier output, we should be glad that this managed to slip out the door first." – Daily Telegraph (UK)