Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move.
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
The original US release date was April 17, 2007. However the studio decided to bring the date forward for four days to April 13, 2007. See more »
Kale takes apart a "portable home video security system". It would appear that he's removing the 2.4GHZ transmitter and then wiring it MacGyver-style with a 9V battery to his camcorder so as to wirelessly transmit video from that device. Instead he wires the infrared camera and lens to his camcorder, and then magically transmits to his TV. See more »
Do you think he sees us?
No, he can't see us. But trust me, he can feel us watching.
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They Change the "Make-up", but In the End, the Storyline Remains the Same.
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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