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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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Jim Sheridan

Writer:

David Loucka
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Craig ... Will Atenton
Naomi Watts ... Ann Patterson
Rachel Weisz ... Libby
Elias Koteas ... Boyce
Marton Csokas ... Jack Patterson
Taylor Geare ... Trish
Claire Geare Claire Geare ... Dee Dee (as Claire Astin Geare)
Rachel G. Fox ... Chloe Patterson (as Rachel Fox)
Jane Alexander ... Dr. Greeley
Brian Murray ... Dr. Medlin
Bernadette Quigley ... Heather Keeler
Sarah Gadon ... Cindi
Gregory Smith ... Artie
Mark Wilson ... Capt. Conklin
David Huband ... Officer Nelson
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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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detrás de las paredes See more »

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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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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rachel McAdams was originally cast as Libby. See more »

Goofs

Chapter 7 time 03224. Will is researching the house and sees a second-story floor plan. That floor plan does not match the house plans Second Story. 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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Dancing with a Ghost
Written by Thomas West
Arranged by John Debney
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Y'all crazy, it's good.
26 February 2013 | by wesawyournoobsSee all my reviews

Am I the only one that really liked this movie? Am I the only one that thought it was insanely clever, with a sick double-twist ending? Maybe not, but from the other reviews it seems like I'm one of the few! I agree with the other review - I watched this because I thought it was a horror movie, and it is much more of a psychological creepy awesome movie. But it's good, enough said.

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are great, enough said.

Written really well, and directed well. Once you think 'ah, nice, cliché, I see the ending' - nope! Give it a shot, it's a really great movie. I feel like with a few modifications it could've been even better, on par with The Sixth Sense, but it was still great. I'd watch it again.


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