A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer.

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After his father is killed in a car accident, things unravel for Kale Brecht and he is placed under house-arrest for punching his Spanish teacher. Having nothing better to do, Kale occupies himself by spying on his neighbors. But one night, he witnesses what appears to be a murder going on in Mr. Turner's house. Kale becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth behind these murders but, after a few unsettling run-ins with Mr. Turner, it becomes a matter of life and death. And the ominous question: Who is watching whom? Written by O.G.

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Rated PG-13 on appeal for sequences of terror and violence, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,224,982 (USA) (13 April 2007)

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$80,050,171 (USA) (27 July 2007)
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Executive Producer, Steven Spielberg's favorite line from the film is "Operation Stupid is officially over." See more »

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When Kale's Xbox Live account gets closed, he tries to log back in and gets a "SERVICE ERROR" message. But if his account was closed, he should've gotten a log in error message, saying that his username or password was incorrect. See more »

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[first lines]
Kale: Do you think he sees us?
Daniel Brecht: No, he can't see us. But trust me, he can feel us watching.
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References Rear Window (1954) See more »

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You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
Written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
Performed by Lou Rawls
Courtesy of Philadelphia International Records
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A new introduction of a terrific story
25 April 2007 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw this preview, the first thought that came into my head was "Oh, my God, how could they rip off Rear Window?", Rear Window is one of my all time favorite movies. But my boyfriend and I had nothing better to do last week and decided to see it, I have to say that actually, it wasn't as bad as I expected, I have to admit that it was a pretty good re-introduction to one of the greatest thrillers of all time. It had a new and fresh feeling with teens and it worked, despite how it seemed a bit more predictable than Rear Window, it still was pretty clever.

Kale has had a rough year, while driving his father back from their father/son fishing trip, they get into a horrible fatal car accident, the Father dies, but Kale is alive trying to deal with the guilt of what happened. But a teacher pushes him too far in his high school Spanish class and he hits the teacher, putting him on house arrest, he cannot leave outside his property. But he's in luck when a hot young girl moves next door, they quickly develop a peeping tom type of relationship, they spy on the neighbors, but when they see the neighbor across the street on a date, but the date "never leaves the house" and they want to prove him as a cold hearted murderer, but is he? You'll have to see this movie to find out.

So Distubia was a pretty good movie, I would recommend it, although before you see it, I would highly recommend seeing Rear Window, but this was a good updated version that I'm sure you'll enjoy. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and will make you ask questions over and over again, those are always the thrillers that are worth seeing.

7/10


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