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Dream House

Dream House It makes sense, in an abstract story-structure way, to crossbreed The Shining, with its dad channeling the ghosts of killers past, and Dream HouseDrama, Mystery and ThrillerPG-13 It makes sense, in an abstract story-structure way, to crossbreed The Shining, with its dad channeling the ghosts of killers past, and 2011-10-13Universal Pictures
Daniel Craig, Dream House | BURNING DOWN THE 'HOUSE' Daniel Craig in Dream House

BURNING DOWN THE 'HOUSE' Daniel Craig in Dream House (George Kraychyk/Universal Pictures)

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Dream House

Genre: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz; Director: Jim Sheridan; Release Date Wide: 09/30/2011; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Universal Pictures

It makes sense, in an abstract story-structure way, to crossbreed The Shining, with its dad channeling the ghosts of killers past, and Shutter Island, with its detective who learns nothing is what it seems — including him. But this suburban gothic is a logy, convoluted mess. First Daniel Craig plays a novelist with a wife (Rachel Weisz) and two daughters, then he’s the dad’s dark double, then the alter ego turns nice, and it just gets more sketchy and ”Huh?” from there. C-

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