If you're at all familiar with old classics and sit down to see 'Disturbia,' the movie becomes very familiar quite quickly. Shia LaBeouf plays a kid struggling through the loss of his father, who gets into a fight at school and is placed on court-ordered house arrest. He's wearing a pesky ankle device, so he can't get far, but he can snoop on the neighbors, whether it be the sexy girl next door (Sarah Roemer) or his creepy and suspicious neighbor (David Morse).

With much of the film taking place at the window of one room, a young man is torn between possible crimes he sees and his inability to do anything about it. It doesn't take a movie wizard to notice that D.J. Caruso's feature is a whole lot like Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rear Window' -- it just has a little more camera movement and a whole lot more teen angst. But even though Steven Spielberg was sued by the rights-holder to the original short story back in 2008, a Manhattan judge has now thrown the case out.
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