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Domestic Disturbance

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Domestic Disturbance

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
91 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/02/01
performer:
John Travolta, Vince Vaughn, Steve Buscemi, Matthew O'Leary, Teri Polo
director:
Harold Becker
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
Lewis Colick
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B+

John Travolta plays a good divorced dad who believes his son when the kid (Matt O’Leary) says he saw his evil stepfather (Vince Vaughn) murder a guy; everyone else believes the boy’s a liar. Every signifier in Domestic Disturbance, a quintessentially American domestic thriller, is in satisfying running order. Every component fits snugly into a code crackable by an audience primed for the well-manufactured and familiar.