White Noise (Netflix) Review: Award-winning director Noah Baumbach returns after three years for his new film, “White Noise,” which is now available on Netflix and is based on Don DeLillo’s novel of the same name, which was published in 1984 and became a best-seller at the time. Now, this film’s story is also set in the same era as it follows the same timelines.
Now, In this article, I will review this film and tell you how much I like it, as well as whether you should watch it or not. Every answer to a question can be found in this article.
White Noise follows the story of Jack’s family, where we see his wife, Banette, and his children, Denish, Steffie, and Heinrich, and we see that these children have more knowledge than others, possibly because their father is a professor and gives them more knowledge.
After that, we see the story of this family and how they are enjoying their lives. Everything changes. After an accident occurs due to toxic air that changes everything for their family, as seen in this film (I don’t want to give any spoilers).
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Now, the story feels like it drags at times; the first half of this film is enjoyable to watch and does not bore me, whereas the second half feels like the director forgot to direct it properly, which makes me feel bored. On the plus side, the fact that Jack (Adam) is the only one who keeps this film in his hands means that the acting and everything else feel genuine.
I personally like the cinematography, and the atmosphere they created feels real, whereas the story implies that it feels nothing new. We have already seen so many movies on this type of concept. On the other hand, the music in the background is tense. and the drug issue and everything feels stretched.
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The motive of this film is to show that whatever happens in life, you should always enjoy every moment and try to celebrate them with family, which we see in this film in the form of Jack’s family story, which is nothing new.
My Rating: 2/5
In my opinion, I feel like this film is not for everyone, as I have high expectations from him as his previous film, “Marriage Stories,” has been nominated for an Oscar and is the one I like most.
Still, this is a long film, and as I mentioned at the end, it’s not for everyone; watch at your own risk.