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Once upon a time, there were two little girls who lived in a house.
Publisher Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby (Rachel Weisz), and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. As they settle into their home, however, the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered there, and the surviving husband is the town's prime suspect. With help from a neighbor (Naomi Watts) who was close to the murdered family, Will pieces together a horrifying chain of events.
Unsurprisingly, during Dream House, you would have caught me yawning most of the way through it. In fact, watching me dream would have been less tiresome!
This is not an invitation to watch me sleep. You weirdo.
It showed promise, but came completely apart after the second act. A great cast, completely wasted. It's not director Jim Sheridan's fault. The producer changed the film completely, and Sheridan even tried to take them to court to make it a 'Smithee' film. He lost, but the cast stood by him and refused to promote the movie.
What could have been a solid psychological thriller is unfortunately crippled by a weak script, a punishing slow pace and an overdone haunting atmosphere that is never subtle enough to be scary. The puzzle-like narrative could have done with a few more unpredictable turns, but the rest of the narrative can ever match the initial twist. The talented cast, headlined by Daniel Craig, lift it from the rubble, but fail to truly revive it from what seems to be an over elaborate B-movie.
It's shot and performed well...but, some films are just bad. They just are.
Director, Jim Sheridan, made his career with thoughtful fact-based character studies yet in recent years he has taken to dabbling in genre cinema. From the ill judged 50 Cent starring, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ to this twisting and inept psychological thriller, it clearly shows Sheridan is best when he tackles more heartfelt projects. In fairness to Sheridan the problem lies less with him and more with the production company this time around. He was frozen out editing the film with Morgan Creek re-cutting it themselves and releasing a trailer that completely ruins the movie in the process.
As a psychological horror it utterly fails to convince with half-arsed scares and an inability to build mood. As a character study…
Daniel Craig moves from the big city to a beautiful suburban home with his wife Rachel Weisz and their two daughters. What at first is an idyllic home for his family becomes disturbing once he learns that the previous resident murdered his family then himself.
It has all the potential of an excellent psychological thriller with a great cast that's boosted by Naomi Watts. Sadly it never achieves it's potential and wastes a great premise. That's not to say it's a bad movie because it's not, I enjoyed it.
This film seriously disappointed me. I maintain that it might have been at least a LITTLE better if they hadn't given away the crazy second act twist in the promotional material. (And I work hard to avoid spoilers! I won't even watch trailers, though I love them, unless they're playing before another film I'm seeing. Yet they still managed to give it away!)
My original review: Very so-so. The actors and premise are pleasant and engaging, but if there is an effective way to tell this muddled story, this isn't it. In the meantime, it completely forgets to be scary. Still, it's not a totally terrible experience. I love the little family!
1 star for Daniel Craig's funny hair, no star for the film itself
Ghosts, crazy people, murder, etc. Pretty much by-the-numbers but engaging and nicely bundled.
Why can't Daniel Craig be in good movies?
all i was thinking of was sucking daniel craig's dick!
I remember watching this when it came out. Left the movie theatre thinking, "I just wasted 92 minutes of my life".
A great idea for a plot, but the execution fell short.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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I'd love to see more of these stories. REALLY entertaining stuff. If anyone has some, send away.
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