Friday, August 22, 2008

Movie Recommendations: Disturbia

PLOT: The movie is about Kale Brecht (Shia LaBeouf) a 17-year-old who is placed under house arrest, after punching his Spanish teacher. Kale soon finds entertainment in spying on his neighbors, but things start to get thrilling when he notices his neighbor Robert Turner (David Morse). He starts to notice weird behavior when Turner has guests over and he then pulls his two friends Ronnie (Aaron Yoo) and Ashley Carlson (Sarah Roemer) into it and they grow more and more interested in the activity in Turner's house.
QUICK REVIEW: Here is a movie that a lot of people refuse to watch because they think it looks stupid. When this movie was being advertised on TV it didn't draw me in and I admit that. It wasn't until it came on DVD that I actually picked up the movie and watched it and really learned what I was missing.
The movie is a very intense thriller that really builds on its characters before jumping into the strange and creepy world that rests next door to Kale, which makes you care even more for the characters when they're put into great peril.
The one thing I disliked about the movie is the very cliche ending, but I think everyone needs to put that aside, because they give you a good ride all the way through.
Also ... Shia LaBeouf really delivers a very strong and gripping performance and he's just very entertaining to watch.
If you had doubts about Disturbia - don't. Go and rent this movie or see if its playing on TV and invest your time and enjoy it.
RATING: Rated PG-13 on appeal for sequences of terror and violence, and some sensuality.
RUN TIME: 1 hr 44 mins

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