1 hour, 31 minutes
PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned.
for violence, terror, some sexuality and brief strong language.
Additional DVD Features: Burning down the house; Building the Dream House; The dream cast; A look inside.
Daniel Craig ...
Naomi Watts ...
Rachel Weisz ...
Elias Koteas ...
Taylor Geare ...
Claire Geare ...
Rachel Fox ...
Jane Alexander ...
Marton Csokas ...
| 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
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.