Dream House

  • 15
  • Jim Sheridan (2011)
  • US
  • 88 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

There's a certain perverse pleasure in watching A-grade talent tackling B-grade material. Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts are the stars here. And a daft haunted-house tale is what they battle, but eventually lose out to. Craig and Weisz play married couple Will and Libby, who relocate with their kids from the big city to a dream home in a small town. But spooky stuff starts happening, and Will discovers via neighbour Ann (Watts) that their new home once played host to a father's brutal killing of his whole family. There's a decent twist to the tale, but it comes surprisingly early. And when you show your hand so soon, what follows has to be pretty special. Here, it simply isn't: it's daft and nonsensical. But it's that silliness and the sheer calibre of cast that ensure this has a certain car-crash watchability about it.

Plot Summary

A man moves to a small town with his wife and two daughters, but receives the startling news that a woman and her children were murdered in his new home five years previously. He begins seeing things which make him suspect the house is haunted, and that there may be a connection between the ghosts and his own past. Horror, starring Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Jim Sheridan

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 25 Nov 2011
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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