The premise for Disturbing Behavior is a teenaged boy and his family relocate to a little island community. This is after a tragedy involving the suicide of the older, off camera, brother. Soon the young man finds that the much lauded 'blue ribbon' club is strange.
In the commentary track of Disturbing Behavior, directory David Nutter openly admits the target audience for this flick is teens. Unfortunately, there is little here that the parents haven't seen before and seen better done.
The premise is a teenaged boy and his family relocate to a little island community. This is after a tragedy involving the suicide of the older, off camera, brother. Soon the young man finds that the much lauded 'blue ribbon' club is strange. A bit too perfect and too involved in school events.
The plot 'thickens' when the school's stoner introduces the new comer to the school's wide gal played by Katie Holmes of TV's Teen drama Dawson's Creek. They pair discover that what the stoner was paranoid about is not only true but worse then they could imagine.
You can tell that David Nutter has directed many X-Files episodes. Since Disturbing Behavior was filmed in Vancouver he must have mistakenly thought he was still working on that show. Instead of Mulder and Scully, we have Jimmy Marsden and Katie Holmes (looking oddly good with a fake nose ring) looking into the mystery no one believes. The smoking man is replaced by the stoner (how original)and is converted into the enemy. The paranoid feeling and the pacing are all directly from the X-Files. It seems that the little plan for perfect teens has a major drawback. They become violent when sexually stimulated.
The direct steal from a sequel to the Stepford Wives is a bit too MTV for most adults but teenagers are sure to love it. The extras on the Disturbing Behavior DVD include deleted scenes, most explaining the plot, and a MTV video from the soundtrack .Review by Doug MacLean of hometheaterinfo.com
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