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The Haunted Mansion (2003)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  26 November 2003 (USA)
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Workaholic realtor Jim Evers, his wife/business partner Sara and their two children are summoned to a mansion. When they discover that the place is haunted, Jim discovers an important lesson about the family he's neglected as they attempt to escape.

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Storyline

Married realtors Jim and Sara with their children go to Gracey Manor and Mr. Gracey is enamored with Sara and they discover that Sara looks like Mr. Gracey's old girlfriend, Elizabeth, who died young and they think it was a suicide but discover that *spoiler* she was murdered . By Ramsey Written by Catherine

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Rated PG for frightening images, thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,278,410 (USA) (28 November 2003)

Gross:

$7,776,947 (Japan) (14 May 2004)
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Hidden Mickeys: - when Jim and Sara are at the gate to the mansion, Sara picks up the lock on the gate which is shaped like a Mickey head. - When Ramsley pours the powdered poison in Sarah's drink, a Mickey forms when the powder and drink mix. - The couch in the library is vaguely shaped as Mickey's head. See more »

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When Jim and his daughter are trying to get out of the mausoleum you can see that from the inside the door that light is showing through the cracks before Michael opens the door. See more »

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[Jim has braved zombies to get a key that Leota said would solve everything]
Jim: Alright, I got the key. Now what?
Madame Leota: Now you must find the trunk.
Jim: Trunk?
Madame Leota: Yes, trunk.
Jim: Not door?
Madame Leota: No, not door. Trunk.
Jim: All you said I had to do was find this key. I got the key, and now you're telling me something about a trunk. "The key is the answer to all" remember?
Madame Leota: Look, I don't make the rules OK? I just work here.
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Look for a "special" message from Madame Leota at the end of the credit roll. It sounds deadly familiar to the ending of the Disneyland ride. See more »

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References Young Frankenstein (1974) See more »

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Performed by Raven-Symoné
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Scarily Bad.
9 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Haunted Mansion is directed by Rob Minkoff and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp, Marsha Thomason, Nathaniel Parker and Jennifer Tilly. Music is by Mark Mancina and cinematography by Remi Adefarasin. Based on the Disney Park attraction of the same name, film finds Murphy as real estate agent Jim Evers, a man who is so driven by his work he neglects to notice he is neglecting his family. Setting off for a weekend family trip, it is no surprise that when a call comes through to go see about another property to be sold, Evers whisks all the family out to the bayou mansion with him. What is a surprise is that this mansion is haunted and a curse threatens to engulf the Evers family when they are forced by bad weather to spend the night there.

Well it has lovely colour photography, a production set of some excellence by John Myhre, great costumes from Mona May, nifty effects by Jay Redd and Rick Baker once again delivers quality make up work. But these high points are part of a very bad movie. Script is lazy, almost as lazy as Murphy's performance in actual fact, front line cast members are playing second fiddle to the outright homage of the park ride itself. As film progresses the plot becomes a Whirling Dervish of style over substance, where it is neither funny or scary. The very young will be transfixed by the noise, motions and images, those from teenager upwards will surely know they have been conned by the mighty house of the mouse. 3/10


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