Stars: ★★★★½

Year: 2007

Country: USA

Director: D. J. Caruso

Cast: Shia LaBeouf (Kale), Sarah Roemer (Ashley), David Morse (Mr. Turner), Aaron Yoo (Ronnie), Carrie-Anne Moss (Kale’s mother).


You know those summer holiday nights in which you don’t know what to do and finally sit on front of the television to see just “something”? Well, that happened to me when I came across Disturbia. I realized Shia LaBeouf starred in it, so I started watching the movie (having missed the first thirty minutes). I didn’t expect too much of it, really. But how wrong I was, because it kept me on the edge of my seat until the end.

Everything starts when teenage boy Kale (Shia LaBeouf) attacks a teacher that made and offensive comment about his recently dead father. He’s sentenced with three months of house arrest and he will do whatever it takes to kill boredom. All the connection Kale has with the external world is the window, so he starts spying on his neighbours, including the new (and very beautiful) girl next door, called Ashley. But he also observes that weird things are happening at Mr. Turner’s house. And with weird things I mean scenes that make Mr. Turner look like a murderer. But is he really killing the women he dates? Or is it just a product of Kale’s imagination? Along with Ronnie and his new friend Ashley, he will try to make it out, but this attempt may cost them their lives.

This movie is what we call a little gem. Not too many people know about it, not ridiculous sums of money were spent on it, not the most famous and incredibly good-looking actors were in the cast. Nonetheless, it was really, really good. Teenagers will love it as well as adults (actually, my grandma liked it a lot!) and they will, for sure, jump from their sits with the huge scares they’ll get. Then again, we watch young Shia LaBeouf in quite a good performance, and by the hand of a great movie.

Very entertaining. Full of suspense. Highly recommended. ☜

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– Written by GuadiRC –


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