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

  • Sazzac 2011-10-06 13:08:51
    The movie was like an hour long and if you saw the trailer, there really isn't much else to see, seriously. That was all.
  • 2712elenh 2011-09-27 19:57:47
    @niloh96 I thought your comment was spoiler isn' t it? :P
  • ilovehugsy 2011-09-24 15:23:04
    @jebestus ... easy with the language theres no need to swear on jesus.. wat did he do? and to top it up so many morons to like that comment .. get a life!!!
  • niloh96 2011-08-08 18:00:06
    @2712elenh Im an idiot?! You da idiot man!...What? FUCK YEAH!!!
  • niloh96 2011-07-28 15:33:58
    great movie,turns out that pete was real,and donna wasnt acually blind,she was a psycho
  • lemonnne 2010-10-03 02:44:47
    I hate it when there are spoilers in trailers! This trailer gave away so much.
  • malovela 2010-09-02 01:34:37
    Why does the trailer make it look like a thriller? It's not! Stupid. ... I loved the film; was touched on the raw by it because I experienced sth very similar, only - believe or not - MUCH crazier. Like Gabriel, I never found the truth, and miss people who probably(?) never existed. It all hurt so much. Keeps hurting. People who haven't been through it can't understand that particular brand of pain. It's sickening. So it's 'nice' for someone like me to find resonance in a film like this one.
  • Patrick Pats 2010-01-18 22:16:50
    watching this trailer: Secret window comes to mind
  • Franco Guajardo Fernandez 2009-02-15 12:06:17
    awesome! at what second?
  • SecretFalcon77 2008-11-01 03:02:05
    rofl, I like you. Did the exact same for me.
  • Tripp1993 2008-08-14 22:02:03
    This movie is based upon the novel which is based on a true story about Anthony Godby Johnson, the mysterious man. Is he real or fake? I think he doesn't exist and Vicki Johnson made him up so she can get money. She's a con artist, I think.
  • CathalRM Breathnach 2008-06-09 16:55:56
    I loved this film. So creepy and eerie..
  • supershelly07 2007-12-24 17:12:14
    I cant wait to watch this film! I need to rent it!!
  • Floydika 2007-12-15 09:46:59
    Can't wait for this movie to come out. I love Robin Williams and Sandra Oh <- she is great actor.

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