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7
/10

Worth Renting For A Couple Of Bucks

This was a decent thriller with proficient-guy “Frank Morrison” (John Travolta) trying to save his sometime family unit from the dangerous new hubby. That’s not a new theme in Hollywood movies (the dangerous husband) but this is acted well and presented without heavy-handedness. They were smart to continue the story relatively-curt, besides, at 89 minutes. Equally a effect, zero dragged.

To me, the film would take been more enjoyable had the 12-yr-old male child been a nicer child, but he’southward an annoying brat. The mother (Teri Polo) is non that endearing, either. Definitely a movie that will entertain but a one-look film and nothing more, especially with the catastrophe being as predictable every bit it turned out.

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Domestic Clichéd Disturbance

‘Domestic Disturbance’ is pretty much another typical Hollywood thriller. The affair with these movies is that they are very easy to predict. We already know what volition happen in the end. And then why sentinel it? Well, the plot might be interesting. In this case, it isn’t bad just it gives the deja-vu impression. It isn’t anything intricate enough to create suspense simply what kept me entertained were the characters and actors. I liked Travolta’due south Frank. A hardworking down-to-world boatmaker who’s going through a slump in business because people prefer plastic over forest. Just through information technology all he remains a skillful father and a kind person at center. Information technology was fun to watch Vince Vaughn play a sociopath. He does not overact and brilliantly maintains Rick’s deceitful gentleman mask behind which hides someone dangerous. The child actor is clueless. Teri Polo is pretty much given a clichéd role but I liked her, particularly in the scene where she discovers that Rick was the i who set fire. ‘Domestic Disturbance’ doesn’t have much (or anything?) to offer in terms of novelty but it was not exactly boring for me so i tin requite it a go if there is nothing else better on offer.

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Polished and professional person merely obvious genre flick with nothing to really recommend information technology for other than being serviceable genre fare

Frank and Laurie take been divorced for years but still become on well and expect after their teenage son Danny. However when Laurie decides to go married to boyfriend Rick, Danny starts playing up, leading Frank to get involved with the happy couple to try and aid his son take the changes. However when an “one-time friend” of Rick’s turns upwardly at the wedding, Frank notices that Rick seems surprised by the man and, in casual conversation, notices minor discrepancies in how the two men describe their relationship with i another. When Danny claims he has seen Rick murder his friend, Frank is the only 1 who believes his son.

By choosing to let us in on the fact that Rick is indeed “a bad man”, this drama becomes more a matter of time rather than a film that is packed with twists and intrigues. The detail of what way Rick is a “bad man” is non revealed until after on but this detail doesn’t really matter and although the “revelation” is delivered equally a discovery, the fact that the audition already knew most of it, we’re not really with Frank as he gets sucked in. This is not to say information technology is a bad film, just quite an unmemorable i, as it doesn’t have much special going on in it and but delivers a typical “enemy within” thriller (albeit quite low on thrills). This is due to the commitment mostly. Personally I would have preferred it if the film had kept an air of mystery and played with the character of Rick – it would take given Vaughn more to piece of work with and would have made more of the mystery. As it is we trudge drearily towards the inevitable decision, doing what you’d expect in a professional manner which might exist plenty for many viewers just looking to fill time.

The bandage don’t seem too thankful for having been given obvious fabric. Travolta is OK but he is hardly pushing out the ol’ acting boat on this one. It is at to the lowest degree a chance to see Vaughn out of “Swingers” manner and he does well plenty. It would have been much better for him to take had more than mystery within his script just he is still OK. Tilney, Floyd, Santiago-Hudson and Buscemi all fill round the edges solidly plenty but really nothing is there to allow any of them to practice much more than than produce generic performances within an obvious genre moving-picture show.

Polished and professional stuff then but zero out of the ordinary or special. To fill a few hours with something undemanding and by-the-numbers, this is probably simply good plenty to practise you as a genre film but a unlike commitment and improve script could take produced something better and given Vaughn and Travolta more to practise.

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6
/10

Drama with thrills, suspense, and magnificent performances

The picture show deals virtually a divorced male parent(an agreeable role for John Travolta)named Frank, he’s gunkhole builder and shares custody with his ex-spouse(Teri Polo) of their son Danny(a newcomer Matt O’Leary). Only she is well-nigh to ally again to suspect rich businessman(Vince Vaughn)named Rick. Then, in the little boondocks takes advent of Ray (a shady Steve Buscemi), a sleazy hood of Rick. Presently Danny is witness to a killing which nobody will believe took place, neither the police force sergeant(Ruben Santiago-Hudson), merely his daddy believes him.

This enjoyable thriller contains suspense, thriller, tension and straightforward performances. Most of the acting seem splendid with special mention to Vince Vaughn equally suave suitor turned to menacing new father and Steven Buscemi in a secondary role as seedy friend.The film is suspenseful though predictable with the final confrontation between skilful daddy and bad dad. Flick displays colorful cinematography past Michael Seresin and appropriate musical score by Marker Mancina. The motion moving picture is professionally directed past Harold Becker. He’s a gritty thrillers proficient, charged with nighttime atmosphere and with famous stars, such as ¨The Onion field(John Forest), Sea of beloved(Pacino),Malice(Nicole Kidman),City Hall(again Pacino),Mercury ascension(Bruce Willis) and this one with John Travolta making a top-notch interpretation. Rating: Passable and well worth watching.

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7
/10

Predictable simply well-made thriller.

Predictable (yous know exactly what the last scene will be like right from the outset), contrived (the police really should take looked harder for bear witness), simply well-made, extremely well-acted (especially by Vince Vaughn) and psychologically authentic (the “baseball game do” scene was perfectly written and played). Might have been amend if it had kept the states in dubiousness a picayune longer well-nigh whether the kid is telling the truth or non. Still, the running time of the movie flies by, and that has to count for something, right? Some have complained about it being “too short”, but surely this is preferable to the reverse, “as well long”. (**i/2)

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half dozen
/10

He doesn’t lie to me….

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Susan Morrison gets married to wealthy industrialist Rick Barnes. Danny, her teenage son with ex-hubby Frank, isn’t happy about this; he stows abroad in Rick’s auto 1 night, planning to become to Frank’s firm.

But while there, he witnesses Rick murdering mysterious stranger Ray Coleman.

Problem is, Rick’s managed to dispose of near of the evidence, and he’southward considered a pillar of the community, while Danny has a history of lying.

Frank believes him, though, and does some investigating of his own, as Rick’s shady by slowly catches upwardly to him and his new family unit….

A movie of the week, gets that little flake improve thanks to Travoltas functioning and Vaughn on full psycho style. The annoying things about these films are that you know who the bad guy is, just the cerise herrings and the narrative of these films just make y’all desire to shout at the screen.

As soon as we see Vaughn, you know the guy is trouble, he offers travolta work and is just too prissy, never a adept sign. Cracks begin to testify when nosotros are introduced to Buscemi, arguably the best thing here. And and so Vaughn has a heated game of catch with his new stepson….Bad news.

It’s all equally predictable as the slew of films that were released in the early nineties, pacific heights, unlawful entry, unmarried white female, and cypher new has been added to the mix here to make it different.

It’s an piece of cake watch, with skilful performances from the cast, and thats it actually.

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5
/10

Exceptionally mediocre

What is information technology with John Travolta? He can control just about any script he desires, and he signs on for the lead in this pedestrian rubbish? The man has talent, but he needs some serious career counseling. This script is not even Goggle box grade. A kid has cried wolf a couple of times and so the police don’t bother to follow up when he claims he saw his step male parent murder someone; yes, that’southward very realistic. The screenplay would make any Wisconsin dairy farmer proud. Information technology has so many holes that it is ameliorate classified as fantasy/one-act than drama.

I’grand surprised that this product comes from director Harold Becker (`The Onion Field’, “Malice’) who has given us a couple of fine thrillers. As well the flimsy script, the cinematography is annoyingly underexposed. If Becker was trying for a dark look, he accomplished information technology, because the film is so nighttime that much of the time yous can only tell who’s speaking by voice recognition, and that’due south outdoors during the day!

If in that location is anything that saves this film from the abyss, it is the acting. Travolta is sometimes fantastic and sometimes awful. In this moving-picture show he is very good, especially because the material with which he has to work. Matthew O’Leary is particularly expert as the troubled son. He gives a convincing performance, capturing the motivations of his character finer with all the conflict one would wait from a kid in his state of affairs. Vince Vaughn gives a decent performance, though he is a bit tentative when trying to be duplicitous. He is much more than convincing as a villain than a skillful guy. Steve Buscemi is one of my favorite bad guys, extremely underrated and unappreciated for his consistently sleazy characters. Again, he gives us a terrifically slimy portrayal of Rick’s sometime underworld buddy.

To bask this motion picture you have to look across the tired plot, the unbelievable departures from reality and the poor cinematography. These are just besides many liabilities to overcome. I rated it a v/10.

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Practically defines “routine thriller.”

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SPOILERS.

Information technology’south bully because that it was probably designed past a committee of recent film school graduates and greenlighted by a tight-lipped gaggle of MBAs. Information technology has a certain splashy tension and there are lots of action scenes only it doesn’t ain an original thought. And on the other hand it’southward groovy enough to be revoltingly amusing.

The story is uncomplicated. Travolta’s ex wife has custody of their kid (Jason, what else) and she remarries a recently arrived guy (Vaughn) who is a business success and is on his way to becoming a pillar of the community. The problem with Vaughn is that he has a “past” in racketeering under a previous cognomen. Buscemi finds out where he’due south living, tracks him down, and applies a little bribery logic, which is foolish because, as every moviegoer knows, when you lot try to extort money from a really rotten guy this is every bit probable to pb to the furnace of a brick manufactory every bit it is to a luxury condo in Boca Raton. The murder and disposal of the corpse is witnessed past Jason who tells everyone who will heed to him. Nobody listens to him. Except, later giving it due thought, Travolta realizes that Jason lies a lot, true — simply never to HIM. (This kid is a paragon of virtue.) Then Travolta goes virtually uncovering the facts of the matter with the grudging help of the constabulary and the sometimes violent resistance of Vaughn. Things plough out every bit y’all look. As I say, it’southward not original.

I lost count of the number of times someone gets whacked over the caput (or is thrown against a wall or clipped on the jaw) and falls unconscious to the flooring, only to wake up just in fourth dimension to save his/her life or otherwise interfere with destiny. One instance. Travolta is beaned by Vaughn with what seems to be a crowbar. He collapses in a heap. Vaughn sets fire to the building (somebody involved in this motion picture like fires). The edifice goes upward like a torch around Travolta’s body. Nosotros have several shots of a huge wooden ladder suspended from the ceiling merely over his body. In each shot the ladder is more thoroughly burned. It will fall on Travolta at any moment. But does it? No. Slowly Travolta shakes his head, massages his occiput, looks up and sees the flaming ladder well-nigh to drop. He crawls out under it, gets to his feet and leaps into the water outside the gunkhole business firm. What a close call. What a very very tired close call.

Travolta is okay, though. He gives a decent performance. And then does everyone else for that matter. Whoever plays Vaughn stands out a bit from the others. He has the kind of bland face with a born open-oral fissure smile that could laissez passer either for a priest’southward or a vampire’s. Simply the juicy villain role is usually more than attractive than that of the upright hero.

This virtue is small potatoes in a huge olla podrida. The movie rolls along in its cocky-satisfied way, with the greenbacks registers clinking in the background, until finally the credits roll. It would be good if Travolta picked his material more than carefully. Everything he does in this movie, every expression, every tonal quirk, all of it put together, does not add together up to what he contributes during the few seconds in “Pulp Fiction” when he comes crouching out of the toilet and looks upward to observe Bruce Willis pointing a machine pistol at him.

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6
/10

Amend than I thought it would exist, but still a predictable Hollywood thriller

Hollywood movies like this come out all the time. Before Domestic Disturbance came Don’t Say A Word. These types of movies accept the occasional pretty good lines and familiar Hollywood actors you all know and love. At times, you lot retrieve to yourself that the movie is really good. Simply then it merely gets and so predictable, and by the end of the movie (which you predicted, and were right), y’all feel warm and happy the expert guys one, merely still cheated. C+, half dozen/10

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vi
/10

it wasn’t terrible, simply formulaic

At that place’south nothing that pisses me off more in a movie than when someone fails to put upwardly an adequate argument on their behalf when they’re being accused of something.

It’s like they either have the grapheme deed like a full maniac by flight off the handle when denying what they’re being defendant of (so obviously the other party will of course not believe them at present), or they say the completely wrong things and understate their instance, and it is extremely frustrating to scout because you’re but sitting there screaming, “WHY DON’T YOU Simply SAY THIS!!”

When that kid was in the interrogation room, his all-time method of convincing people that a murder took place was by weakly repeating: “expect, I know what I saw OK..” Yeah that’s gonna convince people. I don’t care if y’all’re 12, that’due south not the way you argue with people, and it’s unrealistic.

The other thing that was empty-headed was how the kid and the mother was Withal in the auto by the time the father called her cell telephone. They should’ve been gone by then, there was no logical reason why they would’ve yet been in that garage, other than the fact the movie called for them to be in that location then the stepfather could catch them.

Come on exist intelligent when you write, justify your damn script.

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7
/ten

Good Thriller

I didn’t await much from this movie but at the cease I was very satisfied with the story. In the first 3rd of the movie happened not much but the last two thirds were suspenseful and very entertaining. There were also some scary moments and the soundtrack was also height. The film was clear and the actors did a great job hither. I liked especially John Travolta and Vince Vaughn. Congratulation as well to the director Harold Becker and cheers. I hope that Hollywood will create more films like this i because quality is no more than the same than before. Afterwards I watched information technology again with my wife we upgraded our rating from vi/x to 7/ten.

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iii
/10

A agonizing moving picture

This pic was just trifling, correct from the start. I tried to requite information technology a fair shake, but repeated examples of terrible interim (let’due south just say the kid won’t win an Oscar) and even worse writing (watch the pace dad and kid play catch, brutal) just wouldn’t let me to. I saw the trailer and expected it to exist a tense thriller, with a lot of suspense, simply all I could practise was laugh, and feel bad for doing so. The only reason this picture got a rating as high equally it did (3), was Steve Buscemi’s function in the movie. Buscemi is great every bit always, but enough to salve this picture.

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6
/ten

Travolta saves the day.

While the reviews I’ve heard didn’t have much good to say most this film I appreciated it for it’s direct-forwardness. It is an entertainment. That’due south all I wanted on the mean solar day I saw this motion picture so I was pleased. At that place are points that seem implausible and ask the audiences’ indulgence but they are forgivable and practice not backbite from the story Travolta and Vaughn give solid performances and for me, Buscemi is always fun to scout. Don’t wait the reaffirmation of the virtues of being an involved parent. Expect to terminate your popcorn and rasinettes.

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three
/ten

Slow unoriginal thriller enlivened by fantabulous performances.

Well, this is certainly goose egg we haven’t seen before. A rerun of every domestic state of affairs thriller of the past two decades (everything from “Pacific Heights” to “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle”), its one saving grace is its first-class performances: Matt O’Leary, who was besides fantastic equally Fenton in the vivid “Frailty”, gives a very intelligent mature perfromance; John Travolta makes a likeable hero, while Vince Vaughan is good as the creepy villian (much better than his camp functioning as Norman Bates in Gus Van Sant’southward pointless remake of “Psycho”); and Teri Polo does the all-time she can with the function of dryad-in-distress. Otherwise, a very dull (apart from the scene where O’Leary is hiding in the car watching the murder – this is suspenseful) motion-picture show, with no originality whatsoever.

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Simple thriller

This film is about the events that sparked after a young male child accused his footstep begetter of murder.

From the title I thought it was nigh domestic violence. I was wrong! The first half of the flick was deadening because they had to build everything up. In the 2d office, peculiarly when the young boy got threatened in the hallway, the pic got a lot more than suspenseful and exciting. The story was elementary, and it was told effectively. The plot was easy to understand, which was great because I was not in the mood for any complex films.

Vince Vaughn was impressive in playing a psychopathic begetter. Information technology was refreshing for him to play out of character. in fact, I think it is the get-go fourth dimension that I see him playing films other than comedies.

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6
/10

Mediocre but still watchable

Difficult to resist and a little bit easy to forget, the sometimes unintentionally laughable “Domestic Disturbance” tin be a nice and unproblematic entertainment that rewards its audience with the most obvious clichés ever presented in films. The picture show’s premise is not new, the script takes the more traveled road just to please a larger part of the audience that loves some easy tension, those moments when you can play the psychic with family and friends while watching together, proverb “That character is going to die now” things like that.

Once again, there’s a boy who because of his constant lies no ane will believe when he finally says the truth and needs help from his parents. In this case, the boy (Matt O’Leary) is in trouble afterward being the sole witness of a offense committed by Rick, his stepfather (Vince Vaughn), arranged for life now that he recently married with Susan (Teri Polo), who divorced the boy’s father (John Travolta). Afterwards that, information technology’s a battle to prove that Rick is a killer and needs to stay away from his new family unit.

Let’south face up it, the kid is a brat! The movie would be interesting if the writers take the male parent away and permit the kid endeavor to brand things for himself, because he knows how to cause trouble and he could play fire with fire against his step dad. imagine this child being a unsafe type who can challenge his opponent family member, knowing how to make the other guy a living hell, blackmailing the guy or doing tricky things, trying to survive the whole situation and nosotros would have a greater pic. Instead, there’s this other known matter. Information technology’s too damn anticipated! You can always tell what’s going to happen next, surprises are so rare to notice in here.

However, anyone can and will enjoy this moving-picture show due to fact the cast united hither is very practiced even playing some dumb roles. Matt O’Leary and Steve Buscemi (as the mysterious Ray Coleman) are the best in the testify; Vaughn and Travolta got a fiddling bit ridiculous playing heavy clichéd figures, evil versus proficient. Merely information technology’s not a bang-up example of what Harold Becker knows how to exercise in terms of thriller (the spectacular ones “Metropolis Hall”, “Malice” and “Ocean of Beloved”). “Domestic Disturbance” is quite good, watchable but information technology’due south light years from existence a helluva of a movie.

10 years subsequently and we’re however waiting for another Becker’s motion-picture show, back in shape, but it looks like we’re non gonna see that and so early on and this might be his last picture. That wouldn’t be so adept. half dozen/10

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6
/10

Neat John Travolta Film

This movie started out with a couple having problem with their young son who seemed to relish telling lies, in other words, it was “Cry Wolf” all the time which had the couple visiting the constabulary section quite often. John Travolta was the begetter and he was getting a divorce from his married woman and the boy was not very happy near his new step-begetter, because he was very shut to his own male parent. Vince Vaughn, (Rich Barnes) plays the function of the new father and has some very deep dark secrets about his past; however, he is very rich and is very popular in their abode town. It is not also long later on the wedding that the film explodes into a very fast action filled picture show with plenty of heat, like a very hot furnace. John Travolta gave an outstanding performance equally a boat builder and a very loving father. Bask

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vii
/10

Tight Fast Moving Thriller!

I guess I liked “Domestic Disturbance” more than than most critics and visitors to this site. I thought it was a compact fast moving fiddling thriller that packed a lot into its brief 89 minute running fourth dimension.

Frank Morrison (John Travolta) and his ex-married woman Susan (Teri Polo) have a 12 twelvemonth old son Danny (Matthew O’Leary) who is taking their breakup and Susan’s impending marriage to local hot shot Rick Barnes (Vince Vaughn) very hard. He is taken to running off and lying to his parents and the government. Frank meanwhile, tries to encourage Danny to give his new stepfather an even chance.

At Rick and Susan’due south wedding an uninvited invitee Ray Coleman (Steve Buscemi) shows upward and nosotros learn that Rick has a past. When Susan announces that she is significant with Rick’south child, Danny sneaks out of the house and into the back of Rick’s machine in order to get to his father’s home. At the same time, Rick decides to rid himself of Coleman who is threatening to betrayal his past. Rick murders Coleman and Danny witness the human action.

Danny must now convince his parents and the police force of Rick’s guilt. But because he has cried wolf so many times before, no i volition believe him. To make matters worse Rick has threatened to practise damage to his male parent if he talks. Susan unaware of all of this supports Rick. Frank on the other mitt, begins to smell a rat.

Director Harold Becker keeps the story moving and at the same time, heightening the suspense. Travolta gives expert functioning as Frank. He wants his son back and has trouble at start disarming himself that Danny and his ex are in harm’southward way. Vaughn makes a spooky villain and young O’Leary is excellent as the son who is caught in 1 too many lies. And no ane can play a slimy underworld type any better than Buscemi.

Don’t read the reviews. This is a good movie.

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six
/ten

“Domestic Disturbance” Falls Short In Suspense

This motion picture stars John Travolta as the noncustodial male parent of a teenage son who has a history of lying. Terri Polo plays the ex-married woman and Vince Vaughn is the new man who enters her life.

The story is average in creating suspense, but mines some existent emotions that people often have: the lack of control that a not-custodial parent feels regarding the well-existence of a child; the helpless feeling of a kid in the household of a menacing adult; the confusion of a parent who is torn between irreconcilable interests.

Its mediocre manipulation of these emotions and the fears that come up from them is the main reason for the film’s substandard quality. The actors are fine, but the vehicle undermines their performances, perhaps because, in trying to convey the various perspectives of the characters, information technology fails to commit to any i of them. This is more often than not a failure of manner and technique.

The issue is a flick that engages the viewer, only fails to deliver the expected suspense. It shines briefly in moments, so is undermined by quick cuts or hurried scenes.

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5
/10

Overwhelming Domestic Thriller

Frank Morrison (John Travolta) is a divorced father of a boy (Matt O’Leary) who is having trouble with the split. His ex-wife Susan (Teri Polo) is getting remarried to Rick Barnes (Vince Vaughn). At the nuptials, Ray (Steve Buscemi) from Rick’s past raises some suspicions. Rick may not be the prissy guy that everybody thinks that he is.

It’s a thriller filled with all the dangers without whatsoever compelling characters. It really starts with the child grapheme who is unlikeably angry. He’s the fundamental to it all. We demand to like him and root for him. Then there is the unimpressive story. It piles everything on without any reservation. It overwhelms. The police work is laughable. The film certainly holds nothing dorsum. There is no subtlety here. This is a likewise by-the-volume thriller that tells you everything that’s going to happen in the starting time xv minutes.

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vi
/ten

A domesticated thriller, a real disturbing aspect

The title I must say is cleverly catchy. Vaughn in one of his all-time roles, where he actually acts, plays a man with a non and then inviting past, and is prone to violence. Only problem is, he’s nearly to ally Travolta’s ex, Teri Polo, who’southward juvenile of a son is unaccepting of the arrangement, distrustful of him. Travolta likewise isn’t too happy near this either, only his son’due south words of alarm fall on death ears, as this sounds like simply another ploy, to get Mummy And Daddy hitched again. Vaughn is really unnerving in this. Also, at the virtually blue-chip of timing, a shady acquaintance of Vaughn’due south, (Buscemi, who’southward very good) pops back into his life threatening to put a rift into Vaughn’s seemingly happy life, past spilling the beans, where soon he has to exist taken out of the equation. Domestic Disturbance comes off pretty much as a barely adequate psychological thriller/drama if something that merely slips through, to earn a movie theater release. It’s mostly a drama than annihilation else, no existent thrills or surprises at all, this, more than a thwarting, where this is from the guy who brought you Sea Of dear and Malice. Travolta isn’t annihilation special. In fact he’south rather ordinary where ex (Polo) is much amend where the son was very good too. Nigh twists of suspense autumn apartment, where this flick could of been much more. What has eventuated, is a sheer only slipping through the cracks, thriller, one that rides on a linear or thin plot. The opening beaty music score with daunting tones was about the all-time thing I liked near the film. Lightweight, standard drama fare.

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7
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A Cutesy True cat-&-Mouse Film Made Just For Fun.

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I start saw this flick when I was six. It was one of the first all-out serious adult thriller films I’d seen, so I thought information technology was the greatest. Fastforward to my adulthood and an ample corporeality of movie noesis subsequently, and I see how little credibility and believability this movie has. Merely the half-dozen-year-old inside of me still enjoys watching this.

I believe this picture show takes identify in Baltimore. Information technology’s pretty rainy throughout the picture show which is a pretty standard tension cliche. We encounter boat builder Frank Morrison, played very well by John Travolta. Some say he’s cheesy and overacts, but I liked him. His son Danny (Matt O’Leary) constantly gets in trouble in hopes of reuniting his divorced parents. His mother Susan (Teri Polo) is marrying wealthy Rick Barnes who has a sketchy past. Rick Barnes is one of Vince Vaughn’s few serious roles that he actually succeeds in. I’m surprised he hasn’t washed more serious roles. One-act may exist his specialty, but nonetheless.

At present the interim by all is fine. If anyone doesn’t like it, that’s fine. I get it. But it is what surrounds the leads that’s makes the film lack true emotional intensity.

Danny doesn’t like his mother getting married, let alone to a guy he hates. Frank tries to help the 2 bond, but I didn’t buy it. It even goes so far as Frank going to the hymeneals. At the nuptials, Rick is surprised to see an erstwhile friend named Ray Coleman (Steve Buscemi). Frank sees Rick’s surprise and biting agitation, so he decides to get to know Ray a flake. Frank barely knows Rick, so he worries about his son and ex-married woman with a homo in business organization with another none of them know. Rick wants to put his by with Ray backside him.

I day, Susan comes home with news that she’s pregnant. Danny is upset and hitches a ride to his dad’due south business firm. He heard Rick say he was going into town, and then Danny hides in the back of his machine. Rick picks up Ray and kills him. Danny flees and tells his father and the police force. Nobody believes him. This is when the moving picture really gets unrealistic. Danny sees a human get murdered, and then he would realistically be in stupor. Next, Danny may have cried wolf before but how would he know almost certain things if he wasn’t there? Why didn’t Danny demand to run into whatever pictures of people Rick knew? Howcome he wasn’t so insistent that he need to stay in police custody? The law in the town are a bunch of Paul Blarts. So Rick puts a massive scares in Danny to silence him.

Luckily, the movie does take some steps forrard. Frank realizes that his son lies, just has never lied to him. So now we get vintage Travolta hot on the trail of Vince Vaughn, digging deep into his by. The simply flaw with his investigation is how certain he is of Ray being such a big slice of the puzzle. Frank never learned anything from Ray and spent a full of just minutes with him. But at least his intuition is abrupt. This is the film’s mojo and the reason people like information technology. The truth about Rick eventually comes about in an catastrophe that needed to be wrapped upward. Everyone finds out who Rick actually is and in that location’s a prolonged crawly showdown.

There are flaws and a lack of credibility. Only the movie knows just what to do keep the audience enjoyed and entranced.

3/4

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Slight disturbance

Warning: Spoilers

An interesting idea that starts well, becomes predictable earlier the halfway point, but still provides a tense moment or 2.

Frank Morrison (John Travolta) is divorced from Susan Morrison, and they are having trouble with their son Danny (Matt O’Leary), who yet lives with his female parent. Danny hasn’t accepted the divorce. When Susan meets and marries Rick Barnes (Vince Vaughan), Danny is the first to notice that his stepfather has a dark past, and is capable of merely about anything.

The film has a few twists on the bad stepfather theme, but it’s the cast that saves the movie.

John Travolta has that quality that lifts every motion-picture show he is in, even bad ones. In “Domestic Disturbance”, I recall he gives the less showy part of Danny’due south dad a cracking bargain of integrity. He was nominated for a Razzie for this movie and also for “Swordfish”, just I feel both were undeserved – his OTT operation in “Swordfish” was simply what that movie needed.

If he sometimes gives his roles a little ham, information technology’s worth remembering that Orson Welles hammed up every performance he ever gave, and he’s considered i of the greatest actors of all time. I remember our tolerance for ham is in directly proportion to how much we like the player.

Vince Vaughan gets the juicy scenes in “Domestic Disturbance”. Until I saw this movie, I idea comedies like “Wedding ceremony Crashers” and “The Internship were his forte where he pretty much plays Vince Vaughan; commonly enough because he has perfect timing and can steal a scene just by lifting an countenance.

Withal, he was particularly adept in the serious “Prime number Gig” – yet another variation on that personal way. I’m not so certain he’s equally effective when he tries to stretch his range in a movie like “Lay the Favourite” or the 2d flavour of “Truthful Detective”– interim with a uppercase A. With that said though, the guy can play menacing. He’s a huge man and he uses that sense of menace in the best scenes in “Domestic Disturbance”.

Matt O’Leary plays Danny Morrison. He reminds me of a young Macauley Culkin, and although Due west.C. Fields once said “Never piece of work with animals or children”, O’Leary doesn’t steal the prove. Travolta and Vaughan have the sort of larger-than-life personalities that are proof against animals or children and probably even W.C. Fields if he was however around.

Although “Domestic Disturbance” plays it a little too much by the numbers, Travolta and Vaughan make the film worth watching just to meet them strut their stuff.

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Quite decent.

To start off, I enjoyed “Domestic Disturbance”. I found information technology kept me shaking and on the edge of my seat through-out the entire moving-picture show (which was rather curt, past the way).

ACTING: As yous probably already know, this pic has some of the all-time-in-the-biz. Including such stars equally John Travolta and Vince Vaughn, alongside newcomer Daniel O’Leary. Travolta decently played the good-guy divorced father, trying to protect his teenage son from an apparent murderer.

The murderer/stepfather was played typically by Vaugh who’southward portrayed serial killer roles in other movies such equally “Clay Pigeons” and the remake of Hitchcock’s classic thriller, “Psycho”. And on to the immature victim of mayhem…

Daniel O’Leary. A relatively skillful child actor who assuredly plays a stressed, frightened teen male child seems the perfect choice, with his convicingly frightened facial expressions.

All in all adept acting. Mainly on Vaughn and Travolta’s part.

STORY/WRITING: The film flails mainly in this category. Thrilling, edge-of-your seat thriller until united nations-eventful ending. I’ll attempt non to give it away, but information technology’south a tad rushed.

The story isn’t all-to origional, nor is anything else in this film. The dialogue is mediocre. Basically the entire script is pretty mediocre…

DIRECTING: Very squeamish direction. The director’s dark, creepy style carries the movie forth swiftly. If this manager had been given a better script, with the aforementioned actors, “Domestic Disturbance” could’ve achieved brilliance.

Again, direction is a high-signal in this moving-picture show.

BOTTOM LINE: A good thriller. 7 out of x stars.

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A good motion-picture show

This picture was exactly what I expected, a typical thriller with some solid acting and a fun, though not very unpredictable, story. John Travolta is skillful as the hero, but it is Vince Vaughn who is especially impressive as the villain. You volition find that you lot hate Vaughn and are really rooting for Travolta to give him what’s coming to him. Steve Buscemi is excellent in his function, all the same short it is.

Many people accept commented that they did non like the catastrophe of the movie. I didn’t think it was likewise bad, but it did seem to be a little quick and it certainly could accept been amend. There were plenty of other well washed and fairly intense parts in the movie, mostly because of the evilness that is Vince Vaughn.

The worst role of DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE is that information technology is predictable, only equally many thrillers of this kind are. It didn’t ruin the overall experience of the movie for me, though. It obviously wasn’t a bully movie, but information technology was an enjoyable way to spend and hour and a half. Information technology was sure better than DON’T SAY A WORD (4/10), that’s for sure. Worth checking out, peculiarly when it is bachelor for rent.

7/x

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