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In Dreams (1999)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Thriller  |  15 January 1999 (USA)
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Claire Cooper dreams strange things from time to time. One night, she dreams about a little girl being taken away by a stranger, right in her neighbourhood. When her own daughter Rebecca is... See full summary »

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Rebecca Cooper
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Paul Cooper
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Vivian Thompson
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Detective Jack Kay
Kathleen Langlois ...
Jennifer Berry ...
Hunter
Emma J. Brown ...
Dwarf
Jennifer Dragon ...
Dwarf
Samantha Kelly ...
Dwarf
Jennifer Caine Natenshon ...
Dwarf
Bethany M. Paquin ...
Dwarf
Erica Sullivan ...
Dwarf
Amelia Claire Novotny ...
Prince
Kristin Sroka ...
Wicked Stepmother
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Claire Cooper dreams strange things from time to time. One night, she dreams about a little girl being taken away by a stranger, right in her neighbourhood. When her own daughter Rebecca is kidnapped and murdered only a little later, Claire is sure about the chilling truth that her and the killer's mind are connected to each other in dreams. But nobody believes her being able to foresee the killer's next steps, as she could with her own daughter. In addition, the nervous breakdown she suffers gets her into a mental facility after a suicide attempt. And here, locked away in a padded cell, she dreams of her husband being murdered... Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Rated R for violence/terror and language | See all certifications »

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15 January 1999 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£91,172 (UK) (30 April 1999)

Gross:

£91,172 (UK) (30 April 1999)
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Aidan Quinn dream scene filmed in the halls of the Wentworth By The Sea Hotel in New Castle, NH. At the time it had been abandoned for many years. Today the Hotel is a thriving Marriott destination. The Hotel was also the site of the Russo/Japanese Treaty at the turn of the 20th century hosted by President Teddy Roosevelt. See more »

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The First six minutes of the film while 'Aidan Quinn' and Annette Bening are at the bedroom doorway discussing her first dream about the missing girl, a black boom microphone can be clearly seen above them following each of their dialogue from behind the door header. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Claire: [Helping daughter rehearse lines from Snow White while walking through trees by lake]
[In sing-song voice]
Claire: Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of us all?
Rebecca Cooper: [Skipping through trees by lake]
[In sing-song voice]
Rebecca Cooper: You're the fairest in this hall but Snow WHITE is THE...
Claire: [laughs] Come on Rebecca, forget it's a play. Just, say it like you're saying it to me.
Rebecca Cooper: [sing-song voice] Snow White's the fairest of them all.
Claire: And again.
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EBB TIDE
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Performed by The Righteous Brothers
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A few instances of "YIKES!"
6 January 2002 | by (Columbia, South Carolina) – See all my reviews

When this movie first came out, it was generally viewed unfavorably by movie critics, and in certain markets it didn't stay long in the theatres.

I've long been a fan of thrillers, but I paid attention to the critics on this one and didn't see it in the theatres. I caught it on HBO and, after seeing it, I wish I had seen it in the theatres. I do not know why movie critics generally snubbed this film - I thought it was a taut, edge-of-my-seat complex thriller, and there were a few times that I jumped out of that ol' seat, yelling, "YIKES!" (or something to that effect). Sure, it may be a bit unrealistic, but as far as storytelling, directing and acting, it's a very good piece.

Both Robert Downey Jr. and Annette Bening were outstanding; I was riveted by their characters and couldn't take my eyes off either of them during the film. Bening shows her great range and depth, playing the heroine/protagonist whose life turns upside down in only moments and spins wildly out from there. Downey also shows great versatility in a role that he is not normally associated in.

If you enjoy the work of either of these two actors, or if you enjoy complex, mind-bending thrillers, ignore the critics and watch this. I only wish I had had the opportunity to see it on the big screen.


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