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Dream House? More like a house of cards

Plot is obvious and leads lack chemistry, despite real-life romance

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In Dream House, Daniel Craig plays Will Atenton, a retired book publisher who moves with his family to an idyllic suburb. But during renovations, Craig and his wife (Rachel Weisz) discover that their home was the location of a grizzly homicide five years earlier, which, as his reality begins to unwind, Atenton suspects he may have committed. Dream House seems to be mostly inspired by The Shining and Shutter Island, but can’t compete with the Kubrick and Scorsese pictures due to a predictable story arc that leaves the viewer solving the mystery long before the film ends. In fact, the story of Weisz and Craig falling in love on set offers more entertainment (surprising, considering the pair's lack of on-screen chemistry) than this disappointing thriller.

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Dream House

Official Site: www.dreamhousemovie.net

Director: Jim Sheridan

Writer: David Loucka

Producer: Daniel Bobker, Ehren Kruger, David C. Robinson and James G. Robinson

Cast: Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Marton Csokas, Claire Geare, Taylor Geare, Rachel G. Fox, Mark Wilson, Jonathan Potts and Lynne Griffin

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