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Dream House (2011)

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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 scene of the murder 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 neighbour 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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,129,355, 2 October 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,283,440, 13 November 2011
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Even though the movie set in New England, none of the principal cast are American. Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig are both English, and Naomi Watts is Australian. See more »

Goofs

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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Connections

Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: La Ninfa de MELANCOLÍA (2011) See more »

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You're Still With Me
Written by Rachael Lawrence and Deborah Ellen
Performed by Mavis Campbell
Courtesy of PerfecTune Productions
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Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz have a great chemistry together, too bad they wasted their efforts on this movie.
4 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

Generic and predicable thriller made somewhat bearable by the undeniable chemistry and acting chops between Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, even though both actors involved deserved better than what they were giving with the material. Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz work very well together on screen ( and supposedly in real life as well) but they should have waited for a better film to showcase their chemistry and acting chops then this film, which not only does not respect their efforts in trying to bring humanity and credibility to a badly written script but does not even try to at least capitalize on their efforts in bringing more to the movie. Instead, the movie goes into several different unnecessary directions that goes no where and drags this film down. Naomi Watts is good as well but i just did not think much about her character and found her an unnecessary, forced inclusion to the story that ruins the film by making it even more predictable than it already is. The film also feels like it was two separate movies before it became one. Its a ghost story then it moves into a mystery with out it making much sense, not to mention the fact of how predicable the whole structure is. Let's just say that you have in fact seen this story before.

Its alright for what it is but it could have been much more, especially with two great actors (Weisz and Craig) having great acting chemistry on screen.


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