Disturbia: Film #14 of Film 365

Friday 1st April 2011

Director: D.J Caruso
Year: 2007
Stars: Shia LeBeouf, Aaron Yoo, Sarah Roemer, Carrie-Anne Moss, David Morse

This movie was basically exactly what I was expecting. Not in a bad way - it was perfectly enjoyable, and very watchable, but had no major surprises.

The film follows Kale (LeBeouf) as he ends up on house arrest for 3 months. Something of a homage to Hitchcock's Rear Window, Kale ends up spying on his neighbours. As he does so, he gets more and suspicious of a man who has moved in next door.

Nothing is ever going to compare to a Hitchcock movie. Admittedly, Rear Window isn't my favourite Hitchcock movie, but he still has a style that is incomparable. Thankfully, Disturbia doesn't really try. Towards the end of the movie it is walking a line between thriller and horror, but this suits the plot quite nicely. Not a movie that will have you talking about it for days afterwards, but certainly one that's easy to enjoy.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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