Disturbia – DVD Review

disturbia_posterbig.jpgDisturbia is a suspense-thriller from Dreamworks pictures starring Carrie Ann Moss (The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions), Sarah Roemer (The Grudge 2, Wristcutters) and Shia Labouf (Even Stevens, Constantine, Transformers); Directed by D.J. Caruso (Taking Lives). Synopsis, review, photos and movie trailer after the jump...

Synopsis: After his father’s death, Kale becomes sullen, withdrawn, and troubled — so much so that he finds himself under a court-ordered sentence of house arrest. His mother, Julie, works night and day to support herself and her son, only to be met with indifference and lethargy. The walls of his house begin to close in on Kale. He becomes a voyeur as his interests turn outside the windows of his suburban home towards those of his neighbors, one of which Kale begins to suspect is a serial killer. But, are his suspicions merely the product of cabin fever and his overactive imagination?

Review: What is so special about this teen-thriller movie that it topped the boxoffice in America for two weeks in a row (A feat that didn’t happen to Transformers, Harry Potter 5, Spiderman 3 and most of the summer’s blockbuster). When i saw the trailer of Disturbia, it didn’t catch my interest. But when i watched it on video, i was hooked! I guess the trailer didn’t do justice to the whole flick. Shia LaBeouf was amazing! This is probably the movie that catapulted him among boxoffice leading men of today’s generation. He’s like a firecracker, more than meets the eye.

The storytelling is smooth and then takes a wrong turn on the way to its climax and morphs into a slasher edge-of-your-seat movie, hence i got hooked! It has a simple story with a lot of similarity with Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” but it was well-acted, well-written and suspenseful that it could be the year’s best suspense-thriller to date.

Disturbia’s domestic gross to date since it opened on cinemas last April 13 was $80,050,171.

Yahoo: B-
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Starmometer: 7 stars

Now Showing in Philippine cinemas. Now available in DVDs. Isn’t that a little too late for the big screen?

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