Dream House | Film review
Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz get stranded in Shutter Island territory.
Ready to write that novel he’s always had on the back burner, a book editor (Daniel Craig) moves to the country with his wife (Rachel Weisz) and young daughters. Only it turns out that the chateau was the site of a horrible massacre five years earlier…and why’s everybody so squirrelly around their new neighbor? The fact that the film so rapidly dives into Shutter Island territory isn’t as surprising as how badly filmmaker Jim Sheridan (In the Name of the Father) botches the material’s potential; any horror-film elements or sense of use-your-delusions tragedy show up already D.O.A. Then comes another twist—one so patently, laughably ridiculous that you just wish this cinematic nightmare would finally end.