Dream House (2011)

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Dream House: Directed by Jim Sheridan. With Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz, Elias Koteas. Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling.

“In New York, the successful editor Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) quits his job in the GPH Publishers to move to the suburb New Ashford and dedicate more time to his beloved wife Libby (Rachel Weisz) and his daughters Trish (Taylor Geare) and DeeDee (Claire Geare) and to start writing a novel.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe family is frightened by a stranger watching them through the window and Will decides to investigate and finds teenagers in a satanic cult in his basement. Sooner he discovers that the family man Peter Ward killed his wife and his two daughters in that house five years ago. Will goes to the police but the officers do not give attention to him. He also learns that Peter Ward spent five years in the Greenhaven Psychiatric Hospital but was recently discharged. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWill tries to get more information about the murder with his neighbor on the other side of the street, the divorced Ann Patterson (Naomi Watts), but she refuses to give any information to him. Will decides to go to Greenhaven to get information about Peter Ward and he discloses a dark secret about the former intern that will affect his life in his dream house. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;Dream Houseu0026quot; is a good mystery that deserved a better screenplay. The story has a great potential and a surprising plot point but does not develop well important characters and situations after the revelation of the mystery. Usually this type of twist happens in the end, like in u0026quot;The Othersu0026quot;, or u0026quot;Ghostu0026quot;, or u0026quot;Identityu0026quot;, or u0026quot;The Sixty Senseu0026quot;. In u0026quot;Dream Houseu0026#39;, the mystery is disclosed too early and the last twist is very weak and predictable. But anyway I liked this film.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eDaniel Craig is one of my favorite contemporary actors and Rachel Weisz is impressively gorgeous. Naomi Watts is effective, as usual, and the relationship of Ann with her husband deserved a better development. My vote is seven.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eTitle (Brazil): u0026quot;A Casa dos Sonhosu0026quot; (u0026quot;The Dream Houseu0026quot;)u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eNote: On 31 March 2012, I saw this film again on Blu-Ray.”

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