I was actually kind of impressed with the movie. Basically, it starts off showing a very happy father and son fishing and having a great time laughing and joking around. They both obviously have a good relationship with the mom at home and everything seems perfect until they get into a fatal accident that killed the boy’s father. I found that very sad. You then understand why he’s really unhappy even a year later. He’s not known as a good kid among the teachers at this point it seems. One teacher starts to give him a hard time for not doing his homework. The teacher even made the mistake of rhetorically asking the boy what would his father think of him not doing his homework causing the boy to punch the teacher in the face. Honestly, I think the teacher deserved it. He was put on house arrest for 3 months. This is where the movie really starts. I’m not going to give away anything, but let’s just say the kid had nothing to do. His mother, who has been taking everything pretty hard, took away a few necessities for this boy to remain at least somewhat entertained, such as his xbox and itunes account, and she cut the cable cord in his room out of anger. He had a lot of time on his hands to watch the neighborhood. He ends up suspicious about the activities of one of his neighbors played by David Morse. He is definitely a creepy guy. Let’s just say, the boy sees things no one wants to believe.
It’s a good movie and I would recommend it.