The Night Listener (2006) Runtime: 91 min Genre : Crime, Mystery, Thriller Movie Release : 4 August 2006 (USA) Director: Patrick Stettner Writers: Armistead Maupin (screenplay), Terry Anderson (screenplay) Stars: Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Rory Culkin Country: USA Language: English
Gabriel Noone is a late night radio-host in a big city, specializing in spooky tales culled from his active imagination. When Gabriel’s lover decides he needs some “space” and moves out, Gabriel descends into a funk until a publisher friend brings him a manuscript written by 14 year-old Pete Logand, a troubled young fan. Pete’s story touches the vulnerable Gabriel deeply. Pete was severely abused by his parents and is now under the care of his former social worker, Donna Logand, who has adopted him. Pete is very ill and he and Donna are keeping a low profile in a small town in Wisconsin to avoid discovery by Pete’s mother. Gabriel develops an unsettling long-distance telephone relationship with the boy and his guardian. Nothing is as it seems and the skepticism of friends causes Gabriel to become suspicious of Donna and her motives, so he tries to resolve the loose ends by traveling to Wisconsin to confront Donna and Pete. But this effort is largely unsuccessful and we are left
I absolutely LOVED this film! I do not at all relate to all the other comments I have read about it. I was COMPLETELY enthralled through every second!
I found the story gripping, the acting intense, and the direction spot-on. I would literally jump every time the phone would ring close to the end of the movie. Even though there was nothing “scary” about the story itself, I was soundly on edge through the whole movie – and for the rest of my evening.
I found that there were so many perfect choices made…the casting, the script, the little bits of humor sprinkled in it. There were so many points where the film could’ve gone for the cheap thrill, but it never did, and that for me put this movie above so many of the mediocre thrillers that have come out lately…and for the last number of years.
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The Night Listener (2006) Runtime: 91 min Genre : Crime, Mystery, Thriller Movie Release : 4 August 2006 (USA) Director: Patrick Stettner Writers: Armistead Maupin (screenplay), Terry Anderson (screenplay) Stars: Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Rory Culkin Country: USA Language: English The Night Listener Trailer Movie Thumbnail