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.
Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Starring: John Travolta, Vince Vaughn, Steve Buscemi, Matthew O'Leary, Teri Polo; Director: Harold Becker; Author: Lewis Colick; Release Date Wide: 11/02/2001; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season; Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Posted November 16 2001 — 12:00 AM EST
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