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The Sound of Silence (2019)

Unrated | | Drama | 13 September 2019 (USA)
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A successful "house tuner" in New York City, who calibrates the sound in people's homes in order to adjust their moods, meets a client with a problem he can't solve.


Michael Tyburski


Ben Nabors (based on the short film written by), Ben Nabors (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Peter Sarsgaard ... Peter Lucian
Rashida Jones ... Ellen Chasen
Tony Revolori ... Samuel Diaz
Austin Pendleton ... Robert Feinway
Bruce Altman ... Harold Carlyle
Tina Benko ... Dr. Elizabeth Brookings
Theodore Bouloukos ... Satisfied Client (voice)
Adit Dileep ... Carl
Perrin Drumm Perrin Drumm ... Sensory Holdings (voice)
Alison Fraser ... Denise Feinway
John D. Hickman ... Larry (Loud Man)
Alex Karpovsky ... Landon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vin Kridakorn Vin Kridakorn ... Receptionist
Rachel Oyama ... Francesca (Sensory Associate)
Tracee Chimo Pallero ... Hillary (as Tracee Chimo)


A successful "house tuner" in New York City, who calibrates the sound in people's homes in order to adjust their moods, meets a client with a problem he can't solve.

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Kinda boring and pretentious
14 September 2019 | by MovieIQTestSee all my reviews

The "House Tuner" may sound cool as a new promising occupation, but this movie actually didn't open a new territory or new phase. It only gave you an either dark cloudy low cast New York or gave you a dim, dark home office of this guy's apartment. The camera purposely used certain darkened, tinted lens to emphasize the dreary conditions living in the big city. City noises are everywhere, inescapable, all the man-made sounds were so random, so abrupt, so unpredictable, like some most pieces composed by the crazy Igor Stravinsky. But at least this guy used music instruments to create those crazy, unpredictable scores. But in the big city, all the noises, the sounds are all man-made mechanical craps, there's no way you can decide any part of the city is in B minor or whatever. The city noises created by traffic or other things if coming afar, it usually is called "white noise". Appliances at home if plugged, the electricity circuit would definitely cause noises.

When this guy pointed out that the female client's depression, all-day-night-feeling-tired, or whatever was coming from her toaster, I just couldn't help myself. Are you serious?! Yo, she's too lonely, okay? Her job was too boring, okay? And this certified male loner would have declare her problem was from a toaster? Jesus.....There's nothing wrong with her, all she needed was a man, a romance, a lover, a man slept next to her at night, regular sex, then she'd be automatically rejuvenated and happier. It absolutely got nothing to do with the toaster, Okay?!

What we saw in this movie were: The New York weather were constantly cloudy and chill, the city noises were so loud, abrupt and constant. Most people in New York were not happy but like working ants. Everybody lived in a quite dark apartment. Nobody wore bright colors but dark clothes. Everything and everybody looked so depressed. There's no way to solve this big city phobia, the only way to escape is smoking pot, drink hard liquor or chain smoking. House tune? Save it, man.

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13 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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$5,449, 15 September 2019

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Dolby Atmos


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