Despite her husband's doubts, a woman reaches out to her dead daughter with a psychiatrist's help.Despite her husband's doubts, a woman reaches out to her dead daughter with a psychiatrist's help.Despite her husband's doubts, a woman reaches out to her dead daughter with a psychiatrist's help.
Crista thinks that she has a great life, beautiful daughter Jennie, and perfect new husband George. Then Jennie tragically drowns and everything starts going downhill when she finds out that George was involved in her death. —Harun Mehmedinovic <Pkojovic@concentric.net>
An American Gothic Of Italian Descend
Pain and fear reflected in beautiful, dramatic close ups reminded me of some of the best Italian cinema of the 60's and 70's and yet the movie is unmistakable American. The seductive unpredictable style contributes to a constant state of dread. Marg Helgenberger gives a walloping performance of naked emotions without ever going over the top. Almost Italian yes but seasoned in Midwestern roots. Christopher Reeve is an astonishing surprise. The nuances of his villain, at least for three quarters of the film, are so beautifully drawn that I wonder why this film is not better known. "Death Dreams" subscribes to the smarter kind of Gothic thriller. Devoid of cheap shots and dressed up in witty dialogue and an elegant leisurely pace. Fionnula Flanagan and a titillating score complete this unexpected American dish sprinkled with exquisite Italian flavors.
- Aug 28, 2005
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