Well-acted but messy psychological thriller 1 Reviews
This psychological thriller bears the scars of its troubled history. The opening scenes, in which Will Atenton (Craig), his wife Libby (Weisz) and their two daughters luxuriate in their New England home, are a testament to director Jim Sheridan’s improvisational methods. But production bosses felt that Sheridan’s loose-wristed approach was ill-suited to the film’s mystery plot, so they put together their own edit. The idyllic house, it transpires, was the site of a grisly triple-murder. As Will investigates these killings, he learns some disturbing home truths. How much remains of David Loucka’s screenplay is hard to say, but this cut is a well-acted but ramshackle mess.
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