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Once upon a time, there were two little girls who lived in a house.
Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.…
A psychological thriller where the twist is revealed half way through the movie. Making the rest of the movie feel arbitrary till the final 15 minutes where the film becomes laughably absurd. It doesn't help that Daniel Craig sounds more bored with every line he speaks. Laughably transparent.
Una película que aparenta ser de miedo, para acabar siendo una película de amor interespiritual.
Me gusta que se haya tratado bastante fielmente el tema del trastorno disociativo, pero aun así su recuperación requiere de años de tratamiento y no como sucede en la película.
En definitiva, un comienzo frío, mitad decente y final edulcorado y sin gracia.
The first 60 minutes is great but the film gives away the twist too early. After that the film collapses.
What a shame.
This movie had an interesting concept, with a man and his family moving in to a house only to discover that a family was murdered in it (supposedly Amityville style, though the father did not commit suicide). This idea is overdone, in my opinion, but it has a few interesting twists to the story. However, parts were lacking in explanation (for example, the relation of Naomi Watts character to Daniel Craig was a weak connection), and the execution of this story could have been better.
This confounding and very silly mystery, marketed as a horror movie, gets dopier by the minute. The biggest reveal here is outlandish enough for anyone to roll their eyes. It might have worked with considerably better set-up and atmosphere, but Dream House is shapeless and dull. Daniel Craig's guess-where-I'm-from accent is hilarious while Naomi Watts seems perplexed that she's even in this movie.
As much as I adore Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts, the story was just really lacking.
Oh, the writer of this movie saw Shutter Island?
I did too.
Once upon a time there were two little girls that lived in a house.
Ok I did not like the twist in this movie I saw it coming . I also saw the villain coming. The climax was lame. The story is good the cast is excellent. The execution was awful.
The only reason I watched this was because it was predominately filmed right down the street from where I lived, and I remember them building the house in the park and then burning it down.
I also turned it off around the three quarter mark because I thought it was so bad. I guessed the ~plot twist~ the second the movie started so the entire thing just felt very boring. Also the score was strange but, I can't really put my finger on why. I can tell why Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Jim Sheridan refused to do any publicity for it because it was pretty terrible.
Personal reminder: never ever rewatch this movie again.
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
- 21 Grams
- Johnny Got His Gun
- The Ugly Swans
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…