Noise is urban in setting, but its attempt at urbanity misses the mark. Tim Owen (Tim Robbins) is a successful New Yorker with a hot wife and a kid who starts complaining about noise.

He becomes a fanatic and rips out car alarms because they stop him from 1) reading, 2) getting his child to bed and 3) getting it up. As he and his wife separate, he finds himself in jail.

He finds a partner in crime in a Russian student/journalist who becomes his girlfriend and helps him with his cause. There’s a fight with a dapper NY mayor (William Hurt) and a threesome scene. I’d rather take silence.

Grade: C-

Noise releases in select theaters May 16.