Dream House (2011) Review

A family moves into a new house but everything is not as it seems when it unfolds that a family was killed in the house years earlier.

I have to admit that I was not entirely sure what to expect with this film, as the trailer didn’t really give away very much in regards to the plot. Yes the pull of Daniel Craig being the lead actor was one of the main reasons I wanted to see this film.

The plot turned out to be rather complex and difficult to guess what was going on. My theory came out about halfway through the film, so therefore I knew there was more too it than I had first thought. Which had to be a good thing as that meant so much more was to come.

Everything just seemed very strange especially when people all seemed to know more than Will did about the past, what had happened in that house and who he actually was – that shouldn’t be seen as too much of a spoiler as that is something that seems strange straight away.

In theory it was all a good idea for a film, but didn’t really flow very well at times and flashing between two different things made it more complicated that it had to be at times. But it still had its good moments and many twists and turns. We are never actually sure what was real and what was not.

When we went to see this film it was not our first choice, as the film we intended to see had already started. Which I am actually quite pleased about as I did think this film had a good ending twist and was very good to watch. Even if the whole cinema screen jumped near the start . . . that wasn’t really a sign of what was to come as it wasn’t really a jumpy film. I would recommend this film to anyone who is a fan of thrillers and like to attempt to guess the endings of films like this, as I am curious to see if anyone guessed the ending.

I try not to be biased towards Daniel Craig as I really am a big fan and enjoy seeing him in all different types of films and roles. This was no exception!

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