The Night Listener (2006)

The Night Listener (2006)
 

Director Patrick Stettner

Writer Armistead Maupin (screenplay), Terry Anderson (screenplay), Patrick Stettner (screenplay), Armistead Maupin (novel)

Genre Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Year 2006

Actors Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Joe Morton, Bobby Cannavale

IMDB : 5.9 (13,236 votes)


 

Description 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 wondering if Pete is real, if Donna is really blind or if Gabriel is the deranged soul of the story.

Comments

  • humpaloompa 2013-05-26 05:45:09
    very good movie... short.. but straight forward, and super intriguing until the end. also i suggest the novel, even better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • MrGabeanator 2013-04-15 02:29:38
    on my list
  • MrGabeanator 2013-03-25 01:38:20
    is this any good
  • MrGabeanator 2013-03-04 05:27:20
    LAW&ORDER SVU episode titled 911
  • MrGabeanator 2013-02-27 05:11:51
    I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHATS HAPPENING neither do I GABRIEL
  • MrGabeanator 2013-02-15 23:17:56
    sounds good
  • Brennonkenny 2013-02-08 00:12:51
    cause it does i dont know watched the whole thing to be like wtf at the end
  • MrGabeanator 2013-02-07 05:59:01
    why?
  • Brennonkenny 2013-02-05 21:51:53
    this movie fucking sucks
  • Contakum 2013-01-30 07:31:28
    This is a very good movie. Robin Williams and Toni Collette are excellent. A young boy is sexually abused by his mother and father along with their "friends", he contracts syphilis and HIV as a result, and he apparently writes a book about it.
  • MrGabeanator 2013-01-14 00:11:12
    #2 lesbian
  • MrGabeanator 2012-12-05 18:31:18
    this film reflects my life right now
  • MrGabeanator 2012-10-14 01:09:15
    MY NAME IS GABRIEL
  • xnewtime 2012-09-16 23:10:51
    Great thriller. Don’t read about it just watch it and enjoy! (but if you’re looking for a movie about homosexuality, it is not this one.) This shit could happen to anyone of us
  • GOLDEN PATH 2012-09-11 05:02:41
    WELL, I ALREDY FINISH OF READ THIS BOOK I SEARCH 4 THE TRAILER, MMM, DONNA NEVER TRIED TO KILL GABRIEL, AND HONESTLY I WAS SURPRISED WITH THAT FINAL, MMM SO MANY GAY SHIT!!!!
  • scatteredmist 2012-09-10 13:25:48
    On the cover of the DVD it reads "the new sixth sense!" This film is nothing extremely like it disappointing waffle
  • hellolie 2012-08-30 13:04:30
    it looks so different from the book :/
  • MrGabeanator 2012-08-12 02:21:40
    MIRAMAX FILMS presents ACADEMY AWARD WINNER ROBIN WILLIAMS ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE TONI COLLETTE BOBBY CANNAVALE and GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER SANDRA OH (THE NIGHT LISTENER) this summer listen for the truth directed by PATRICK STETTNER
  • liverrralone 2012-07-15 14:52:55
    love rory culkin
  • Adrillius 2012-01-07 17:54:19
    No spoilers, please.

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