The film was directed by D.J Caruso, it is called Disturbia and was released in 2007. Shia LaBeouf is the main character, a young teen named Kale, who has some personal problems and gets himself placed under house arrest. He is the protagonist. Sarah Roemer plays Ashley, who moves to the suburbs with her parents and lives beside Kale. Carrie-Anne Moss is Kale’s mother who gets quite upset with Kale because she is so frustrated with his antics. David Morse portrays Mr. Turner, who lives behind Ashley, and Kale is suspicious of which he ends up being the antagonist. Aaron Yoo plays Ronnie, Kale’s best friend that helps Kale investigate Mr. Turner since he cannot leave his home. Disturbia is a must see, it has a lot of drama, suspense, and is undoubtedly a ...view middle of the document...
Turner’s house in the middle of the night, Ronnie plays a joke on Kale. Kale is not technically proven innocent, he is released from house arrest early for good behavior. Kale and Ashley do end up together and he can finally go over to her side of the yard, so there is a romantic ending. When Ronnie gets into Mr. Turner’s garage and then soon after the garage is closed and Ronnie is seen running through the house, it is assumed that he is being chased.
Mr. Turner, the villain, is viewed as a shy neighbor who like his privacy, so when Kale tells people that he thinks he is a serial killer no one believes him.
In the book Understanding Movies (Thirteenth Edition) by Louis Giannetti, on page 405 it talks about the degree of ideological explicitness and my film is neutral. It talks about “a vaguely benevolent setting” and how it “allows the story to take place smoothly” which occurs in my film (Giannetti 405).
In conclusion of the movie, my impression was that it was great. I liked how it was not some intense “killer” movie or a dumb horror film. Almost everything that happened was believable and it kept you thinking throughout the movie. I have seen it many times and it is one of my all-time favorites. I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a good movie to watch. It is definitely suspenseful and it kept my attention the entire time. I am not sure if it would be considered important to the film industry because most of the technique used in it have already been used in early films, but it could be listed as one of the best mystery films on the 2000s.Works Cited
Disturbia. Dir. D.J Caruso. Perf. Shia LaBeouf and David Morse. DreamWorks SKG, 2007. DVD.
Giannetti, Louis D. "IDEOLOGY 10." Understanding Movies. 13th ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1972. 405. Print.