A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
It's hard to know what to make of this story, and it's difficult to discuss without giving away the ending (which is confusing), but a few themes are clear. One is that it's healthier to spend time with your loved ones than to work all the time (and certainly don't text and drive). Clearly opposes racial profiling and police violence against Black people. And it seems negative about plastic surgery, suggesting that natural beauty is better.
Positive Role Models
Characters are ill-defined and are constantly shifting allegiances; you never know who to trust. Main character is shown as a workaholic who neglects his family, who texts while driving, who may be unfaithful in his relationships.
Of the six characters with the most screen time, three are White men, one of whom uses a wheelchair (and appears to be sort of in charge). Two are White women; one is aspirational (she's a doctor), but the other is obsessed with her looks, getting plastic surgery to be "even prettier." The movie's story indicates a clear opposition to racial profiling and police violence against Black people, but a Black character is still the victim of a police shooting. Other characters argue over whether he's a criminal.
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Violence & Scariness
Shoot-out in a store; a White cop assumes that a Black man is a criminal and shoots him -- then the cop is shot by the real perpetrator. Severed head, rolling along floor, leaving trail of blood. Bloody wounds, pools of blood, blood stains. Spitting blood. Fighting, shoving up against wall, punching, kicking, hitting with hard objects (metal pans, metal pole, lug wrench, etc.). Stabbing attacker with scalpel several times. Other stabbings. Woman hit in head with lug wrench. Jump scares. Characters grabbed, dragged off-screen. Creepy attackers chase and charge at characters. Creepy faceless monsters. A character's vehicle is crashed into by another person driving under the influence of alcohol. Man dies in car crash, body covered with a sheet. Man grabs woman roughly. Man painfully pulls out IVs and breathing tubes in hospital bed. Small girl appears to be in peril.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Bare breasts visible in out-of-focus shot. Three "creatures" are made up to look like women who've had plastic surgery; they have large breasts and wear very little clothing, although they're also meant to be creepy/scary. Vague discussion of a husband being unfaithful.
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Several uses of "f--k" or "f--kin'," plus "s--t," "bulls--t," "a--hole," "t-ts," "son of a bitch," "ass," "damn," "hell." Exclamatory use of "Jesus."
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Products & Purchases
Brands/products seen in background in convenience store: Twizzlers, Drumsticks, etc.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
One character's car is crashed into by someone driving under the influence of alcohol. Character pops oxycodone pills for pain.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Disquiet is a thriller with horror elements about a man (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) who wakes up in an abandoned hospital that's filled with creepy, murderous creatures. It's very violent, with guns and shooting, deaths, blood puddles, bloody wounds, a severed head, attacks, fights, hitting with hard objects, stabbings, a car crash, and more. There are several uses of "f--k" or "f---ing," plus "s--t," "bulls--t," "a--hole," "t-ts," "son of a bitch," etc. A woman's (out-of-focus) bare breasts are seen, and three female-looking creatures are shown with large breasts and very little clothing. One character's vehicle is crashed into by someone driving under the influence of alcohol, and a character pops oxycodone pills for pain. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
An intriguing premise for a thriller is wasted with thin characters, awful dialogue, overly aggressive line readings, and a general sense of confusion as to what this was all supposed to be about. Written and directed by Michael Winnick, Disquiet is filled with clunky, awkward bricks of dialogue that characters hurl at one another with intense force. Characters don't listen to each other, nor do they talk. They just shout. With writing like this, it's no wonder that we have no real idea who Sam or any of the other characters are, nor do we have any idea what's going on. A character called Monica (Elyse Levesque) is in the hospital for plastic surgery, and the movie seems to ridicule her, just as it takes seriously a situation in which a White cop (Lochlyn Munro) shoots an innocent Black man (Trezzo Mahoro). But nothing is quite as confusing as Disquiet's ending, which seems to be going for poignancy but is more likely to leave viewers frustrated and possibly shouting themselves, angrily, at the screen.
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