In this hilarious and thought-provoking genre-bender, Adam Driver shines as Jack Gladney, a showboating “Hitler Studies” authority who teaches at a suburban college and cares deeply for his family. His wife, Babette (played by the unparalleled Greta Gerwig), is hiding her own secrets and desperately trying to put on a smile for her children as she tends to the house. When a terrible accident involving a chemical truck occurs on the local highway, the town is sent into a larger-than-life panic as Jack and Babette are forced to confront their fears of death and reevaluate how they view their lives. Based on Don DeLillo’s 1985 postmodern novel, White Noise marks a cinematic departure for director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Marriage Story). He draws upon the stylings of 1980s family adventure movies to present an epic vision of existentialism, academia, and love. With his most ambitious film to date, Baumbach finds the musicality and mystery in the Gladneys’ mostly mundane existence and the gravity, both tragic and comic, of how each life event drastically affects those who are preoccupied with death.
CAST: Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Don Cheadle, Raffey Cassidy
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