White Noise (2022)23K
White Noise (2022). White Noise: Directed by Noah Baumbach. With Don Cheadle, Madison Gaughan, Douglas Brodax, Carly Brodax. 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.
“First and foremost, this film is misrepresented as u0026quot;horroru0026quot;, something it is not. The use of a suspenseful score to accompany a drawn-out mundane scene is not grounds for a horror consideration.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAs for the film itself: unbelievably mediocre. The dialogue was non-organic and awkward. Any time something remotely interesting did happen, it was immediately intercepted by awkward conversations and unrelated plot points. A major discussion on death is attempted but the ambiguous dialogue circumvents any meaning from shining through. The film starts with an interesting event of a toxic chemical leak and the societal and familial repercussions-it was intriguing, there was humor, and it was scary at times. Just as it was peaking, it-the cloud of chemicals, and the plot with it-mysteriously disappeared and had no meaningful weight on the film. The ending descended into maintained, boring chaos only punctuated by cheap weirdness and pretentious attempts at character enlightenment and closure.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOverall, this film was a monumental waste of 2 hours. An absurd drama-comedy, at best, weakly grasping for a u0026quot;thought-provokingu0026quot; consideration through cheap suspense and a nonsensical, nihilistic storyline.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eDonu0026#39;t get me started on that horrible credits scene…”