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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Film Review: Dream House (1998)

Dream House

Directed by Graeme Campbell, Dream House is a film about a family who move into a fully kitted out, technologically advanced home. Designed by the father, Richard (Timothy Busfield) with the help of some Japanese investors. He moves in with his wife, Laura (Jennifer Dale) and son, Michael (Dan Petronijevic) and later sees the appearance of his daughter, Jenny (Lisa Jakub) and her boyfriend, Ray (Brennan Elliot) whom intend to rob the family. The house, known as 'Helen' (voiced by Pam Hyatt) then begins making too many of her own decisions and decides that the residents are no longer up to her standards.

The film has such potential as an idea and sadly falls really flat. The characters are really dull and sadly even the technology based house falls flat. I expected the house to be slightly on the unrealistic side with super fancy add ons, but really its gadgets and perks are probably dated even by 1998 standards! The plot was dull, the locations were dull; in fact nothing about this film isn't dull. The entire thing is really forgettable.

My advice, watch the episode of The Simpsons that references it (House Of Whacks - Treehouse of Horror XII). It's far superior!

Rating: 2/10
Simpsons rating: 10/10!

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