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Dark Mirror (2007)

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A photographer moves her family into a strange old house, where she discovers an alternate reality reflected in the glass... A dark reality that is closing in on her.

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The housewife and aspirant photographer Deborah Martin is strangely attracted to a house and convinces her husband Jim to buy it. They move from Seattle with their son Ian and Deborah takes a photo of a mirror in the bathroom. She soon discovers that her neighbor is snooping on her family and a stranger is stalking her. She researches the house history and finds that it belonged to a painter who might have killed his wife. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Behind the reflection is what you fear most

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After Deborah takes a picture directly into the bathroom mirror, then falls backwards into the tub, she looks at the resulting shot and it shows her in mid-fall with the camera clearly pointed at the ceiling. Even if the mirror has magical or mystic powers, the digital camera would have reproduced the image presented to the lens, not the point of view of the mirror. See more »

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[first lines]
Jim Martin: You promised to give this one a chance.
Deborah Martin: I'm not promising you nothing.
Jim Martin: Come on Deb. fourteen houses so far, this cannot last forever.
Deborah Martin: I just know what I like. Just because you don't mind living in a piece of shit...
Ian Martin: I don't want to live in a piece of shit.
Deborah Martin: Well, thanks to mommy you won't have to.
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Mirror mirror on the wall, is there a plot at all?
10 November 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Another reviewer praises this movie as being 'Polanski scary' but I'm not seeing the connection between a convicted paedophile and this leaden paced dud.

The plot seems interesting enough to start with, a sour faced woman and her family move into a house which has some funny business going on with the mirrors. This goes absolutely nowhere though and the twists are only surprising in the sense that there's no lead up to them so when they're dropped into the story it has minimal impact. The film has a go at a few different ideas but doesn't really get stuck into a good ghost story, nor is it really a satisfying thriller.

The best I can say is that it at least shows you the ending at the start saving you from having to watch the whole thing. I stuck on until the end hoping for something to make it all worthwhile but there really is nothing. I like slow spooky movies but this is just slow and badly put together with mediocre acting from all involved especially "grandma exposition" who pops up a few times to try to get the plot moving.


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