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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.
This bluray has been sitting on my shelf untouched for almost three years, and now I know why. Essentially, it rips off Shutter Island, The Others, The Sixth Sense... the list just goes on. The lack of originality runs rampant throughout the whole film, and the more I watched, the more the four films started to merge together.
Not even James Blonde could make me enjoy this atomic bomb. An actor I used to adore for some reason, he seems so wooden and uninspired. It's Daniel Craig as Daniel Craig- the mumbling British man who lives next door. He used to be cool, he could enchant you with stories of his glory days, but his typecasting is probably going to…
For a long time I've mistaken this movie by chinese "Dream Home", one of the most visceral and gory horror movies I've seen, a favorite. The resemblance is only left for the title though, I always knew this american one was something closer to a haunting story than the sheer massacre from the chinese movie.
Now I think it'll be easier to spot the different, because Dream Home is a movie to remember with all its crazy over the top violence, while Dream House is a movie to forget, with all its cliché and plot twist. The unfolding of the story happened without any climax, and most of it is quite predictable, a shame since the movie relies on that.…
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…
so dumb you can't look away.
Terrible script with loads of isolated unexplained events. Waste of time.
Scavenger Hunt – August 2016
Task #19. A celebrity couple met on the set of this film
So many great actors...such a bad movie haha it was a mess!
lame.. really lame.. so bad - cuz it had a good casting.
Honestly the first hour isn't that terrible but it just gets worse and worse that by the end I was so exhausted by how much I didn't care! I can't believe it.
This was quite slow, extremely predictable and Daniel Craig kind of annoyed me throughout.
It could've been interesting but it just ends up being another generic thriller that isn't quite interesting or scary enough to illicit any real response.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It's Double Feature Time!!!! We had Larry Crowne which was disappointing and now, we have Dream House, a cliche and silly thriller that had Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Naomi Watts actually trying to anchor this film, but unfortunately, that's not really saying that much.
First off, let's start off with the elephant in the room. TRAILER MARKETING!!! Whoever made this trailer, you're fired! You are fired! You are no longer to make trailers. And you are no longer to be in the film industry. Do you know why? They spoiled the fucking PLOT TWIST. WHAAAAA?
So, instead of ending my review of Dream House because of that plot twist, I'm gonna spoil the plot twist for you guys. And…
This movie is a supposed victim of "trailer assassination" (in which a film's box office is hurt either by too much given away or misleading information is implied by the film's trailer). It is true, I was left scratching my head as to why such a big reveal was given away in the trailer.
However, it doesn't matter. This movie is already un-engaging and not scary in the slightest. If it were as good as say, "The Sixth Sense", the trailer spoilers wouldn't matter. People would come anyway. It's boring, predictable, and emotionally flat, which is very surprising for director Jim Sheridan whose filmography includes so many Oscar-nominated films.
Hacia la primera mitad de Dream House, Jim Sheridan plantea una trama interesante. La caracterización de Daniel Craig como un psicótico ambulante se construye causando intriga y sin tropiezos. Un buen respiro de su ubicuo papel como James Bond.
Es decepcionante, sin embargo, que al final decida darle una doble (¿quizá triple?) vuelta a la historia. Su elemento de sorpresa se vuelve confuso y termina por sentirse como al ahí-se-va con tal de zafarse de haber desarrollado personajes incompletos como el padre/esposo/rival y su inepto secuaz.
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
the never ending NYC movie list.
feel free to add more if i missed any.