That Dream House even has a twist is a foregone conclusion. That the twist is revealed halfway through the trailer is the real shocker; by making this concession before the film even hits theatres, the filmmakers tip their hand and invite you to see what more there is to see. Unfortunately, that ain’t much. It’s really not the worst movie you’ll see all year; the actors really try to give their best to make the story convincing, and you tell that the film was at least competently directed, even if it was bungled in the editing room. With the twist removed from the equation, the rest of Dream House is a new flavor of bland which is just north of bad enough for you to rage to your friends and just south of mediocre enough for your to remember. Needless to say, that isn’t a complement.
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