'White Noise' Premieres on Netflix

White Noise on Netflix
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White Noise, a film about a family contending with an air contamination accident, debuts on Netflix December 30. Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig and Don Cheadle are in the cast. Noah Baumbach directs.

"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," goes the Netflix summary.

Don DeLillo authored the novel that inspired the movie.

An LA Times review said (opens in new tab), "Baumbach brings a lot of his own snappy wit and thematic preoccupations to this lengthy, ambitious and wildly offbeat picture, filling the screen with colorful characters who talk so fast and so much that they can barely hear each other."

The film has an R rating and runs for two hours and 16 minutes. It was released in "select theaters," Netflix said, November 25. ■

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.