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Dream House

Daniel Craig stars as an editor who quits his publishing career to write a novel, moves his wife and two young daughters into a picturesque suburban house, but soon learns that it was the scene of a grisly triple homicide. Buyer's remorse is the least of his worries, because the alleged murderer has been released from a mental institution and may be stalking them. Rachel Weisz plays the writer's increasingly unnerved spouse, and Naomi Watts is a neighbor who knows more than she's saying. The story unfolds briskly in the polished mode of a classic horror movie, then tanks after a plot twist at the midpoint alters the mood and slows the pace. Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father) directed an ill-conceived screenplay that could have worked only as camp.

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Director:

  • Jim Sheridan

Cast:

  • Daniel Craig
  • Naomi Watts
  • Rachel Weisz
  • Marton Csokas
  • Elias Koteas
  • Jane Alexander
  • Taylor Geare
  • Claire Geare
  • Rachel Fox
  • Brian Murray
  • Bernadette Quigley
  • Sarah Gadon
  • Gregory Smith
  • Mark Wilson
  • David Huband

Producers:

  • James G. Robinson
  • David Robinson
  • Daniel Bobker
  • Ehren Kruger
  • Rick Nicita
  • Mike Drake

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