The Night Listener [DVD] [2006]

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  • Release Date: 10/13/2015
  • Rating: R
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Synopsis


The Night Listener
A man whose life has been touched by tragic illness is drawn into the life of another victim whose story has an unsettling twist in this drama. Gabriel Noone (Robin Williams) is a radio talk show host who has developed a loyal following for his deeply personal on-air monologues, many of which deal with his relationship with his companion Jess (Bobby Cannavale), who is HIV-positive and struggling with his health. When Jess' condition improves, he surprises Gabriel by announcing he needs his space and has decided to break up with him. Gabriel is shaken and feels creatively blocked until Ashe (Joe Morton), a friend in the publishing business, gives him an advance copy of a memoir by Pete Logand (Rory Culkin), a 14-year-old boy living with AIDS. Pete's book is a harrowing memoir of a childhood fraught with abuse of all sorts meted out at the hands of his parents, and Gabriel is deeply moved by his story. One night, Gabriel gets a phone call from Pete, who claims to be a big fan of his radio show, but the call is cut off by Donna (Toni Collette), Pete's stern and protective stepmother. While Gabriel admires Pete's book, he begins to question its veracity, and with the help of Anna (Sandra Oh) tries to research the facts behind the story. As he uncovers more loose ends, Gabriel begins to suspect that Pete isn't the true author of the work, and that Donna has created his terrible past in the name of literary celebrity. The Night Listener was adapted from the novel by Armistead Maupin. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Robin Williams
    Robin Williams - Gabriel Noone
  • Toni Collette
    Toni Collette - Donna Logand
  • Bobby Cannavale
    Bobby Cannavale - Jess
  • Joe Morton
    Joe Morton - Ashe
  • Sandra Oh
    Sandra Oh - Anna



Customer rating

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100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME & GREAT ROBIN WILLIAMS MOVIE!!

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    BRANDO
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    IF YOU ARE A ROBIN WILLIAMS FAN, THEN YOU WILL LIKE THIS SUSPENSEFUL & INTRIGUE MOVIE OF THE "NIGHT LISTENER". AN AWESOME PERFORMANCE BY ROBIN WILLIAMS & THE ENTIRE CAST FROM BEGINNING TO END. GREAT MOVIE, GREAT ACTING BY ALL, GREAT PLOT & STORY-LINE. GREAT & AWESOME CHARACTERS AS WELL A MUST HAVE FOR ALL ROBIN WILLIAMS FANS...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It was ok

    Posted
    Rahl

    This film was based on a true story. Williams performance is perfect like always. I liked it for the most part but the film was slow. It was a story that I am sure has happen to a lot of people and the only reason it was made into a film was the fact that it happen to someone famous.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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