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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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Dee Dee (as Claire Astin Geare)
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Storyline

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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Box Office

Budget:

$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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was not screened in advance for critics. 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 »

Quotes

Dr. Medlin: Alright, now I want to show you something I showed you earlier. From five years ago.
[plays back CCTV recording showing a violent, crazed man turning to face the camera]
Will Atenton: [shocked pause] That's not... Peter Ward. That's... that's me.
Dr. Medlin: You lived in this institution for five years, Peter.
Will Atenton: No. Um... that's, that's ridiculous. I... I'm not Peter Ward. I'm Will Atenton.
Dr. Medlin: That's the name you gave yourself. W1-1L becomes Will. The numbers 8-10-10 become Atenton. Will Atenton.
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Connections

Featured in Maltin on Movies: The Woman in Black (2012) See more »

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Für Elise
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Absolute drivel
1 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

One of the worst movies I have seen this year, with plot holes big enough to drive a truck through. Wooden acting from the supporting cast, and it never really knows what genre of film it wants to be. Daniel Craig obviously wanted a quick pay cheque, take the money and run 007, and don't look back. IMDb wants me to type out 10 lines of text but it hardly seems worth it if I have to reference this movie anymore so instead I will just type random sentences until I reach the minimum limit. So, how about this September weather? What a great fall. So nice to finally have decent,warm days. I sure hope the Oilers have a good year this year. Well, I guess I have reached my minimum line amount so I will be signing off. Daniel Craig I want my money back!


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