Dream House (15)
Starring: Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts
Dream House was reportedly subject to interference from its producers.
A director as accomplished as Jim Sheridan would hardly make a film as shabbily constructed as this otherwise. Haunted house, serial killer and romantic melodrama elements are thrown indiscriminately into the mix. Daniel Craig, moonlighting from 007 duties, brings urgency and edge to his role as the grief-stricken husband tormented by the past. Weisz likewise tackles her role as his beloved wife with intensity and conviction. Some of the set-pieces are genuinely creepy, but the storytelling is so preposterous that exasperation quickly sets on.
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