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The death of his father and some anger management issues are the reasons behind Kale's (Shia LaBeouf) house arrest. But as the pent-up teen tries to relieve his boredom by staring out the windows and spying on the neighbors, he becomes convinced one of them is a murder. Are his suspicions correct, or just another symptom of his emotional instability?
Why Is Disturbia Rated PG-13?
Disturbia is rated PG-13 for sequences of terror and violence, and some sensuality.
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After spending the afternoon fishing, Kale and his father are involved in a horrific automobile accident that claims one life and causes bloody injuries in another person. Before the incident, Kale drives along a winding road while talking on his cellphone. At school, Kale punches his teacher in the face after he inconsiderately brings up the accident. Assigned to house arrest, Kale plays video games, watches trash TV and spies on the neighbors. He observes a woman swim in a bikini and later undress (back nudity is seen). He also sees young boys viewing pornography. (Distant but distinct scenes of partially concealed female frontal nudity are portrayed.) Blood-splattered household items and decomposing corpses are shown. During a fight with an intruder, Kale and the man exchange punches, and use furniture, sports equipment and kitchen implements as weapons. Characters are impaled with garden tools, stabbed, forcefully hit and kidnapped. Profanities, crude terms for body parts and frequent scatological slang is used.
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One of film’s greatest thrill masters, Alfred Hitchcock wrote Rear Window, a similar screenplay about a man, confined to a wheelchair, that grows suspicious of his neighbor’s activities. Shia LeBeouf who plays Kale, takes on the role of one of golf’s premier players in The Greatest Game Ever Played. He also stars as a boy mistakenly accused of a crime and sent to a reform camp in Holes.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Get completely disturbed in suburbia with the DVD release of Disturbia. Director DJ Caruso, with the help of actors Shia LaBeouf and Sarah Roemer, show you around the neighborhood with an audio commentary. There is also an opportunity to go behind the scenes with a making-of featurette, learn more about the master of suspense with Hitchcock Flare, as well as sneak a peek at bloopers, outtakes, four deleted scenes and the film’s theatrical trailer. The movie’s music videos, a trivia quiz (called Serial Pursuit) and a photo gallery are included too. Avaiable in widescreen, full screen and Blu-Ray, the DVD provides audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French, Spanish) and DTS 6.1 (English), with subtitles in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.