Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
A quality-control supervisor and compulsive eavesdropper finds his primary hobby becoming his ultimate curse in director Brad Anderson's (Session 9 and The Machinist) adaptation of a short story by author Mike O'Driscoll. By day, Larry Pearce (Chris Bauer) spends his time listening in on the telephone conversations of his unsuspecting tech support staff. When Larry's son dies unexpectedly, the grieving father suddenly finds his sense of hearing supernaturally heightened to the point where even the smallest sound shakes his whole world. Now, as the raging sounds of the outside world become too overwhelming to bear, all the man who couldn't stop listening wants is a little peace and quiet -- and he's ready to take violent action in order to get it.
quality-control, senses, sound