I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
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.
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.…
Why does Elias Koteas reduce himself to stupid roles.
Not bad. Not an ending I exactly predicted (though I did sense it would be very "Others").
I found myself again yelling at the screen "WHY DO YOU NOT HAVE A WEAPON!" when someone is running out into the dark (woods, mind you) after someone else in a hoodie.
Besides that, I liked the story.
I was surprised the twist came so early because they usually wait for that till the end. And I wondered what the hell else they were going to use for the second half of the movie. But, I was impressed with what the directors and writers came up with.
Also, the cast is A+ for me.
It's a shame what’s happened to Jim Sheridan - after bouncing back from 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' with the decent 'Brothers', he falls flat on his face again with a mess of a film (although Morgan Creek are to blame for this travesty) One of Ireland's finest directors, I hope he swerves Hollywood and goes back to making the culturally strong films he was known for in the 80s/90s.
Un hombre de negocios deja su trabajo para dedicar mas tiempo a su familia, en una casa nueva. Pero cosas extrañas empezaran a suceder alrededor de la casa y tendra que investigar las muertes que sucedieron en la casa... Parece increible que alguien intente hacer una pelicula que intente algo original con casas poseidas, pero esta pelicula lo intenta y lo consigue. Alejandose del terror para presentar un thriller psicologico con algun sustito, la peli entretiene y tiene sorpresas en el guion como para justioficar su visionado.
Anna had seen this movie previously and really thought I should check it out. Apparently she didn't pay attention though because it kind of seemed like her first time watching it.
I'd say this is a pretty solid movie. But I do kind of feel like the twist in the middle of the film came a little earlier than I would have liked it. Overall I'd highly suggest people check it out.
Just a mindless, tedious chore of a movie.
The only thing scary about this movie is that I pay money, monthly, to Netflix so they can stream bullshit like this.
- 21 Grams
- Johnny Got His Gun
- The Ugly Swans
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
- The Abyss
- All About Steve
- Alvin and the Chipmunks
I'd love to see more of these stories. REALLY entertaining stuff. If anyone has some, send away.
Also, anything mentioning…