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Running Time:
1 hour, 31 minutes

Rating: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned.

Rating Explanation:
for violence, terror, some sexuality and brief strong language.

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
It's slow, stuffy, and way too obvious to be scary.

Additional Info:
Additional DVD Features: Burning down the house; Building the Dream House; The dream cast; A look inside.

CAST:
Daniel Craig ... Will Atenton
Naomi Watts ... Ann Patterson
Rachel Weisz ... Libby
Elias Koteas ... Boyce
Taylor Geare ... Trish
Claire Geare ... Dee Dee
Rachel Fox ... Chloe Patterson
Jane Alexander ... Dr. Greeley
Marton Csokas ... Jack Patterson



Dream House
Dream House Will Atenton (Daniel Craig), is an editor whoís decided to quit his job to work on a novel and spend more time with his family. Thereís an office party to celebrate, but clearly, something is up. Those questions are put on the back burner when Will arrives at his new home where his wife (Rachel Weisz) and daughters (Claire Geare and Taylor Geare) are eagerly awaiting his arrival, and theyíre more than pleased about his new found freedom. But, their optimism quickly dissipates after strange characters start haunting the familyís new residence. At first, itís a scary face in the window and footprints in the snow, but later, itís teenagers hiding in the basement. Theyíve snuck in to perform some sort of macabre ritual.

Apparently, a family was murdered in this very house five years ago, and the father was suspected, but since there was little evidence, he was put into to a mental institution. Will decides that he needs to find the dad and figure out what happened to put his family at peace, but that resolution involves confronting his own past with the help of his neighbor Ann Patterson (Naomi Watts), who was there when the murders happened.

Dream House,
directed by Jim Sheridan ("My Left Foot") just doesnít work. The timing is off, the direction is off and the acting is off. Every single thing about it is slightly wrong. Itís not from lack of effort, but itís still the low point in a lot of good careers. Hopefully they'll all make better movies in the future.
 

 







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