Theatrical Release: April 13, 2007
DVD Release: August 7, 2007


Kale (Shia Labeuf) has a life most teenagers would envy. He spends his days endlessly playing video games, surfing the net, eating junk food and watching cable. He has complete free reign of the house, and a beautiful young girl named Ashley (Sarah Roemer) has just moved in next door.

There’s only one problem-he’s not allowed to leave the house. Kale’s under court-ordered house arrest for three months, and if he takes one step beyond a 100-foot perimeter of the house, his next confinement will be will be in a real prison.

Dove Review

I found “Disturbia” to be a suspenseful story. It wasn’t difficult to figure out who the villain was, but he was so good at covering up his murders, I wondered whether or not he would ever get caught. I won’t give that away but this story will appeal to those who enjoy watching a murder mystery and for young adults who are into junk food, the opposite sex, and messy rooms. This is definitely not a movie for families to watch together, due to some mature themes such as violence and partial nudity, as well as some strong language. A character punches his teacher and a girl lies to her mother about where she is at. She happens to be at a boy’s house but tells her mother on her cell phone that she is at Barnes and Noble. The acting was pretty good and the villain is believable. This was a better film than some I have seen in this genre.

However, “Disturbia” is a bit disturbing due to the violence and excessive language and we cannot award this film our Dove Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kissing; woman does suggestive dance; kids get caught watching porno-a lot of cleavage is seen; young couple kiss and pet.
Language: J-3; A-4; S-21; B-4; H-2; SOB-2; P-1; G/OMG-9; Su*ks-1; Scr*wed-1
Violence: Auto accident in which a character dies; a student punches a teacher and there are consequences; bloody leg; bloody deer head; corpse seen on pc; corpse's face seen; character is hit with baseball bat; man's face scratched by girl; stabbings with some more blood; woman's face is shoved against wall.
Drugs: Alcohol consumed in a few scenes.
Nudity: Excessive cleavage; close-up of girl's rear.
Other: A character flips someone off; some boys play a dirty joke on a character by leaving a bag of waste on fire on his porch; a character lies to her mother.


Company: DreamWorks
Writer: Christopher B. Landon and Carl Ellsworth
Director: D.J. Caruso
Producer: Jackie Marcus
Genre: Suspense
Runtime: 104 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter