White Noise 2022 is an artsy look at fear and death that will have viewers questioning what is reality and what is an illusion. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
White Noise 2022 drops on Netflix tomorrow, December 30th. The film is adapted from the 1985 Don DeLillo novel of the same name and stars Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig. It delves into serious topics such as climate change, drug use, and death in a bizarre look at one family that is dealing with these issues. Check out all the details in my parents guide movie review.
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White Noise 2022 Parents Guide
In White Noise 2022: 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.
White Noise 2022 Age Appropriate Parents Guide
Let’s take a look at what parents need to know before letting their kids watch White Noise 2022.
Language: White Noise 2022 contains some strong language, with profanity used throughout. Lookout words include: sh*t, f*ck, d*mn, and piss.
Mature Content: The film has adult themes surrounding death, which may be triggering for some viewers. Characters are shown shooting guns, with some blood shown. There is a toxic rain that characters are running from, and vehicles are shown crashing. Characters discuss sexual situations, and some use a drug that is on the black market. Characters are also shown smoking cigarettes, consuming alcohol, and becoming intoxicated.
White Noise 2022 is directed by Noah Baumbach, who previously directed the Oscar-nominated film Marriage Story, which is one of Baumbach’s most personal films to date. This time around, he takes a step back from his usual dialogue-heavy films and delves into a wild and bizarre take on Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel of the same name. Those familiar with the book may have a leg up on most viewers, as the story not only has audiences questioning what is reality and what is an illusion, but the storyline may confuse some viewers with the choppy plot and discombobulated sequences. The film feels like watching three different stories all at once, with no resolutions or conclusions to any of them.
White Noise 2022 stars Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig as a married couple, Jack and Babbette Gladney. The duo give strong performances with the weak script they received, particularly Adam Driver, who consistently gives it his all in whatever role he takes on. If an actor could receive an Oscar for effort, Driver would win the category hands down, as he outperforms even the weakest of characters. Don Cheadle also stars in the film as Jack’s colleague, Professor Murray Siskind. While Jack is a professor who specializes in Hitler studies, Murray focuses his studies on Elvis Presley. The opening scene has the two professors lecturing as they give direct comparisons of Hitler to Elvis, interweaving sequences of a train wreck and a car crash, which attempts to make some sort of point about the educational system but rather begins the viewer’s journey into confusion.
White Noise 2022 attempts to “wow” audiences with visual story-telling and gorgeous camera moves and circular shots that sound great on paper but only distract from an already puzzling plot. It has the whole Indie film vibe of being pretentious to the point of ostentatiousness. It is so certain that it has lessons to teach and dots to connect; however, audiences will wonder what, if anything was gained or learned. By the end, they may sit and wonder if what they just witnessed even happened, and by the time they realize it, they will most likely wish they hadn’t.