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Disturbia (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 13 April 2007 (USA)
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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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Paranoia  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,224,982, 15 April 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$80,209,692, 2 August 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,760,134, 2 August 2007
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While David Morse (Mr. Turner) was filming a scene with Shia LaBeouf (Kale), he slammed his hand into a wall, breaking three fingers. LaBeouf said, "You could see that they were broken. They were all mangled. But he didn't say a word about it. Everybody's asking him what they can do to help, and he just says, 'I'm okay. I'm okay. Let's go again.' It was intimidating, to say the least." See more »

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When Kale gets the text message from Ronnie to "look at his TV", the phone icon on his phone is on vibrate mode, so he shouldn't have heard the "Me So Horny" ring-tone. 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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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.5 (2011) See more »

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Me So Horny
Written by Luther Campbell, Mr. Mixx (as David Hobbs), Brother Marquis (as Mark Ross),
Ricardo Williams & Fresh Kid Ice
Performed by 2 Live Crew
Courtesy of Countdown Media
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They Change the "Make-up", but In the End, the Storyline Remains the Same.
31 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

After the death of his father in a car accident, Kale Brecht (Shia LaBeouf) becomes a troublemaker and aggressive teenager. When he punches his Spanish teacher at school, he is sentenced to three months of house-arrest during his vacations. Kale snoops his neighbors with a binoculars and video camera for killing time, and becomes a voyeur of his next door neighbor Ashley Carlson (Sarah Roemer). When Ashley sees Kale and his friend Ronnie (Aaron Yo) at the window, he tells out of the blue that their neighbor Robert Turner (David Morse) seems to be a wanted serial killer from Austin, Texas. The trio sneaks around his house, and Kale begins to suspect that Mr. Turner might really be the murderer.

How many times have I seen this story? The masterpiece "Rear Window" (1954) is as far as I remember the original story. "The Bedroom Window" is a decent thriller; the Christopher Reeve's remake of "Rear Window"; the cult and funny "Fright Night". All these movies tell the story of neighbor spying neighbor, but "Disturbia" is too predictable and full of clichés. The car accident in the very beginning is the best part of this film. In the rest, they have changed the "make-up", with the excellent David Morse and Carrie-Anne Moss and the gorgeous and sexy Sarah Roemer, but in the end, the story line remains the same. It is better off watching the classic movie of Alfred Hitchcock again than losing time with this overrated, forgettable and flawed flick. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Paranóia" ("Paranoia")


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