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At Theaters: 4/13/2007 On Video: 8/7/2007
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 45 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 489916
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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After his father's death, Kale becomes sullen, withdrawn, and troubled - so much so that he finds himself under a court-ordered sentence of house arrest. His mother, Julie, works night and day to support herself and her son, only to be met with indifference and lethargy. The walls of his house begin to close in on Kale. He becomes a voyeur as his interests turn outside the windows of his suburban home towards those of his neighbors, one of which Kale begins to suspect is a serial killer. But, are his suspicions merely the product of cabin fever and his overactive imagination?
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Thriller - "Disturbia" is slow paced for close to half the movie as it sets up the story and introduces the characters. The story then changes to fast paced and suspenseful. I was on the edge of my seat for much of the second half.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Shia LaBeouf TRANSFORMERS, THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED
David Morse 16 BLOCKS, DREAMER, HEARTS IN ATLANTIS
Sarah Roemer THE GRUDGE 2
Carrier-Anne Moss THE CHUMSCRUBBER
Aaron Yoo TV's - THE BEDFORD DIARIES
Director: D.J. Caruso TWO FOR THE MONEY, TAKING LIVES
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
The Neighborhood Watch
A Craftsman With Great Views
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 20 S-words, just a few milder words.
SEX/NUDITY: No sexual activity or actual nudity.
VIOLENCE: Attempted murder and dead bodies.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None
ACTION: Just some chasing around inside a house.
COMEDY: Very little humor. Only a few chuckles and smiles.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average Disturbia doesn't have the material to be memorable, but it is watchable and the subject matter holds an undeniable fascination.

USA Today Full Review
Good Offsetting the chilly voyeurism is a viable teen romance and an appealing sense of humor. Though there are occasional lapses in logic, Disturbia is consistently suspenseful and entertainingly disturbing.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 95 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
25
High
96%
13-19Teens (F)
36
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
2
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
3
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
12
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (F)
17
Fairly High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 95 moviegoers:
TEENS:The females loved "Disturbia." Over half gave it their highest rating. Three-quarters of the males also enjoyed this movie very much. About half of the remaining quarter rated it average, which is a little on the low side. A few rated it below average. Easily Recommended, especially for the ladies.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The few opinions in this age group were great.
ADULTS:About three-quarters enjoyed "Disturbia," but most of their opinions are in the "Very Good" range with not very many higher opinions. This combined with the relatively high number of average to below average opinions indicates that most felt "Disturbia" was an average to above average movie. That's not bad but it's not great. I would recommend it to younger adults but caution older adults.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Kale (Shia LaBeouf) has a life most teenagers would envy. He spends his days endlessly playing video games, surfing the net, eating junk food and watching cable. He has complete free reign of the house, and a beautiful young hottie named Ashley (Sarah Roemer) has just moved in next-door. There's only one problem — he's not allowed to leave the house. Kale's under court-ordered house arrest for three months, and if he takes one step beyond a 100-foot perimeter of the house, his next confinement will be in a real prison. And jail cells don't have video games or cable.

Life hasn't always been like this for him. A year ago, Kale and his mom (Carrie-Anne Moss) and dad were a tight-knit, happy family. Then his father was killed in a car accident, for which Kale feels somewhat responsible. The trauma has had long-lasting psychological effects. The once outgoing young man is now shut down and withdrawn. When an insensitive teacher brings up his father, Kale loses it and punches him out. Only the intercession of his mother kept him out of jail.

Now he's going stir crazy in his own house while his mother tries to keep things together by working day and night. As the walls start to close in, Kale starts to notice the world outside. With some secondhand surveillance equipment he begins spying on his neighbors, most prominently Ashley, who soon catches on to him. To his surprise however, she becomes interested in his stakeout hobby.

What starts out as a game turns deadly serious when Kale and Ashley begin to suspect that one of their neighbors (David Morse) may be an elusive serial killer. But who's going to believe them? It may just be their overactive imagination. Or they may have stumbled across a secret that might cost them their lives.

After all, even killers have to live next-door to someone…

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