The Night Listener


The Night Listener
A gay talk-show host has recently broken up with his lover. He switches his attention to a young listener, who has a sorry tale of child abuse, syphilis and now a terminal case of AIDS. When the boy is not available, his mom stands in for him. The DJ is intrigued by the pair and decides to meet them both, but that proves problematic. His suspicions aroused, he starts snooping around, leading to surprising revelations...

97 minutes.
No persons under 16.
Detective/Mystery, Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit


Credits

Cast
Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Joe Morton, Bobby Cannavale, Rory Culkin, Sandra Oh, John Cullum, Lisa Emery
Director
Patrick Stettner
ScreenplayArmistead Maupin, Terry Anderson, Patrick Stettner, from the novel by Armistead Maupin
MusicPeter Nashel
CinematographyLisa Rinzler
EditingAndy Keir
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2006
Produced byHart-Sharp Entertainment, Forissimo Films, IFC Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong, fairly frequent
NudityBrief
SexBrief, strong references
ViolenceSome
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsA powerful dramatic film. One of the themes — paedophilia — may be deeply disturbing for sensitive viewers. Some profanities.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
0
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
3
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
10
Cape Times
Michael Phelps
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
12
The Citizen
Sabrina Dean
12
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
24.com
Nomfundo Mbaba-Tshabalala
5
BBC
Stella Papamichael
5
Box Office
Francesca Dinglasan
10
eye Weekly
Kieran Grant
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15
ScreenIt
11

What the People say

Internet
3053 Netizens
12

Average .. 49%

10




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