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Noise -- A riveting psychological drama about a woman (Trish Goff) trying to piece her life back together whose problems escalate when she confronts her mysterious upstairs neighbor (Ally Sheedy).
Noise -- A riveting psychological drama about a woman (Trish Goff) trying to piece her life back together whose problems escalate when she confronts her mysterious upstairs neighbor (Ally Sheedy).

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What would you do for a good night's sleep?
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A riveting psychological drama about a woman (Trish Goff) trying to piece her life back together whose problems escalate when she confronts her mysterious upstairs neighbor (Ally Sheedy). Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Julia Barnett ... Deaf Girl

Trish Goff ... Joyce Chandler
Ted Bardy ... Phil
Sarah Bloom ... Jogger
Michelle Carano ... Naomi
Jennifer Carter ... New Tenant
Douglas Crosby ... Veteran Cop

Dov Davidoff ... Larry
Jeridette Donaldson ... Margaret's Assistant

Giancarlo Esposito ... Hank

Adam Ferrara ... Young Detective

Sam Fontana ... Chief Copy Editor
Craig Gass ... Deaf Man

Mark Giordano ... Young Cop

Nicole Hansen ... Sheila (as Nikki Hansen)
Kelly Haran ... Kitty

Kathleen Kelly ... Rebecca

Michael E. Knight ... Dr. Steve
Bob Krakower ... Realtor
Bruce Kronenberg ... Man on Street

Wendy Makkena ... Del

Jodie Markell ... Margaret
Porter McDonald ... Cowboy #1

Dan Naturman ... Nervous Young Man

Lauren Seikaly ... Elliot's girlfriend
Adam Sietz ... The Big Man (as Adam Seitz)

Ally Sheedy ... Charlotte Bancroft
Santo Silvestro ... John

John Slattery ... Detective Rutherford
Nikos Spiridakis ... Boy in Park
Dimitri Spiridakis ... Boy on Stoop
Scott Teague ... Cowboy #2

David Thornton ... Elliot
Karith Foster ... Divorced Woman

Natalie Gold ... Divorced Woman

Catherine Anne Hayes ... Divorced Woman

Carolyn McDermott ... Divorced Woman
Donna Metcalf ... Divorced Woman
Michelle Six ... Divorced Woman
Wendy Spero ... Divorced Woman

Directed by
Tony Spiridakis 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lance Doty 

Produced by
Stuart Berton .... executive producer
Jennifer Carter .... co-producer
Lance Doty .... producer
Shannon Goldman .... producer
Bob Krakower .... associate producer
Tony Spiridakis .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Riggio 
 
Cinematography by
Evan Estern 
 
Film Editing by
Charly Bender 
 
Casting by
Laylee Olfat 
 
Production Design by
Michaela Zanzani 
 
Art Direction by
Eric Dean 
Alan James Doyle  (as Art Doyle)
 
Costume Design by
Nives Spaleta 
 
Makeup Department
Stephanie Pasicov .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Tatiana Rudzinski .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maya Aghazarian .... second assistant director
Kelly Haran .... assistant director
Michael T. Meador .... first assistant director
Michael Panitz .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Stephen Rajkumar .... sound
Nicholas Renbeck .... sound designer
Nicholas Renbeck .... supervising sound editor
Steven Visscher .... sound effects editor
 
Stunts
Douglas Crosby .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Boris Cifuentes .... additional electrician
John Coots .... best boy electric
James Heerdegen .... best boy grip
Brent Poleski .... key grip
Kelly J. Richardson .... camera crane operator
Karl F. Schroder .... gaffer
 
Other crew
Cornelius Christian .... researcher
Samantha Kreitzer Dyer .... intern (as Samantha Kreitzer)
Colin Edelman .... intern
Josh Jupiter .... production assistant
Porter McDonald .... production assistant
Aline Motta .... script supervisor
Robyn Siegel .... production associate
Beau Tipton .... production assistant
Maureen Tokeson-Martin .... publicist (as Maureen Tokeson)
 
Thanks
Michele Doty .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for language, sexual content and some violence
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USA:84 min (Santa Barbara Film Festival)
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Australia:MA15+ (2008) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | USA:R

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Continuity: The first night in the apartment scene her cigarette has a long ash then a short ash then the same long ash as before.See more »
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Older Detective:Look at her go, like all the demons of hell are after her.
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Eerie, weird, just plain annoying, 7 August 2007
Author: vchimpanzee

Joyce, just divorced from Elliot, is looking for a place to live in New York City, and she has found something nearly ideal. A safe neighborhood, a nice view, upstairs from Hanks's antique store, with only one other neighbor upstairs.

Unfortunately, Charlotte, the upstairs neighbor, likes to play her music loud, and sometimes she plays music when she can't sleep--even at 4 in the morning. She seems mentally unstable, though she has some sort of a publishing job. But at least her music isn't loud music. It's just played loud.

Joyce gets a job as a copy editor for a publisher. Her boss is nice. Joyce seems ideal for such a job because, after her parents died when she was 6, her grandparents raised her to be a perfectionist. But she has too many of her own ideas, and being new at the company, she is discouraged from trying to shake things up.

With her other problems, Joyce has difficulty coping with Charlotte, but in one really weird scene with fast editing and dreamlike sound, friends tell Joyce what to do about Charlotte. And Joyce's boss is actually a friend of Charlotte's--though this may not necessarily help. Eventually, Joyce finds her own solution, which eventually works, but not in the way Joyce had hoped.

Halfway through this movie, I was prepared to say this was one of the worst movie experiences I ever had. But part of the problem was the fact I had an allergy headache, made worse by really hot weather. Perhaps this gave me a special insight into Joyce's state of mind. But I didn't give up. Joyce didn't move, and I didn't turn off the movie because I didn't know when I'd ever see the rest, and I did want to. By the end of the movie, though, I was feeling better, and maybe not just because of the medication. I think the movie actually improved.

I couldn't stand Joyce. This did not necessarily mean Trish Goff gave a bad performance, though a really good actress might have helped me to like the character. As she was, though, I just couldn't care about Joyce. If her whining and constant drinking weren't enough, there was also the support group. Until I saw "divorced women" in the credits, I didn't know what that meant. It might have also helped if Joyce had been played by a good-looking actress. One character said she was beautiful, but she wasn't in my opinion.

Ally Sheedy did a good job, but she wasn't on screen enough. Her character was likable in a quirky way, but it took work. She looked her age early, but later she turned out to be quite a beauty. Giancarlo Esposito also did a good job as antique store owner Hank, who became Joyce's friend and was quite easy to like. I don't know the name of Joyce's boss, but the actress playing her also did a good job.

As to whether this film was really noisy, I found Charlotte's music irritating, but like Joyce, I have a low tolerance for noise, and my situation was even worse the day I saw this. Yet I'm not sure the noise level really communicated how bad it was for Joyce.

In the credits it said this movie was filmed in a quiet place. Strange, considering there wasn't any other comedy to speak of here.

The whole film seemed to have an eerie tone. Maybe some people enjoy a film like this. It's just not what I'm looking for.

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