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Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling.

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Some say that all houses have memories. For one man, his home is the place he would kill to forget. A family unknowingly moves into a home where several grisly murders were committed...only to find themselves the killer's next target. Successful publisher Will Atenton (Craig) quit a job in New York City to relocate his wife, Libby (Weisz), and two girls to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was the murder scene of a mother and her children. And the entire city believes it was at the hands of the husband who survived. When Will investigates the tragedy, his only lead comes from Ann Paterson (Watts), a neighbor who was close to the family that died. As Will and Ann piece together the disturbing puzzle, they discover that the story of the last man to leave Will's dream house will be just as horrifying to the one who came next. Written by Universal Pictures

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Once upon a time, there were two little girls who lived in a house.


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Rated PG-13 for violence, terror, some sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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30 September 2011 (USA)  »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,129,355 (USA) (30 September 2011)

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$21,283,440 (USA) (11 November 2011)
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Was originally rated R by the MPAA for "some violence" but the film was later edited to achieve a PG-13 rating for "violence, terror, some sexuality and brief strong language." See more »

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When one of the girls is playing the piano, the song heard is Beethoven's "Für Elise" (For Elise). Her arm movements clearly reveal she is not playing the song. See more »

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Will Atenton: Once upon a time, there were two little girls who lived in a house.
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What a waste of a good cast
31 March 2012 | by (Az) – See all my reviews

The movie is almost unbearable to watch the first hour of it. It was that boring. Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz's characters are to lovey dovey to be a realistic couple though I understand they met and fell in love while making this firm. Sadly most couples together for years and 2 kids are not giddy like these 2. The movie is not scary and slowly staggers on. You then meet Naomi Watts character and a lackluster script and her unnecessary character really make this film a huge disappointment. I've seen all 3 of these actors in good films and unfortunately these 3 got together and made a very bad film. The last 15 minutes of the film does close some loopholes and brought my final rating from from a 4 to a 5 but overall, it's a very disappointing movie.


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