Noise (2007)

Year: 2007
Production Co: Seven Arts Pictures
Director: Henry Bean
Cast: Tim Robbins, Bridget Moynahan, William Hurt, William Baldwin
It was a good idea but the story of a man driven insane by the noise of car alarms who becomes a folk hero for smashing offending cars was a bit of a stretch. They also tried to jam too much else in there and some of the impact was lost.

Robbins is the hero, for some reason obsessed about the car alarms going off all the time when he and his young family move the New York. They drive him so mad he takes not just to tracking down the cars involved and smashing them but leaving purpose-designed stickers as an enigmatic vigilante claiming responsibility for the crime.

The vacuous Mayor (Hurt) wants him stopped, an enterprising young woman and former victim outs him but wants to form an alliance, and the whole subplot of his family breaking up and his relationship with her feels realistic but a little tacked on and somewhat of an effort to make a silly story more believable.

How any man could walk out on a creature as delicious as Bridget Moynahan is a fairy tale anyway, and more could have been done with this.

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