Will quit his work and moved from the big city to a small town with his wife Libby and 2 daughters, Trish and Dee Dee. he wanted to spend more time on his upcoming novel. here, he met with their new neighbors, Ann, a single mother with a violent ex-husband, who was fighting for their daughter Chloe's custody. Will started getting suspicious when Trish and Dee Dee kept seeing a man watching them from the windows. it was then that they realized the precious house owners were actually murdered in the house, where the father was the main suspect. Will traced the story and he was directed to a psychiatric hospital, where Peter the main suspect was kept after murdering his family. only then did Will discovered that he was actually Peter, the new identity he subconsciously created was to help himself to cope with his family's death. he returned to the house, this time finally seeing how rundown it was. believing that he was innocent, he fought to remember what happened the day his family were murdered.
we originally went to the cinema for a fright, expecting a horror film with those 2 little girls in the poster being its main attraction. seeing Craig's name had me confused but i just might have brushed it off a little too quickly. the film was a success because no one buy the fact that Craig looked like any mentally disturbed man! but for a change, we had this tough guy playing victim for once. fortunately for us, we didn't catch a glimpse of its trailer, which from many i heard, ruined the whole psychotic feeling of it. we were also puzzled with the film's marketing that had everyone thought it was horror instead of a psychological thriller. but either way, we absolutely loved how the ending changed all the assumptions we made.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Jim Sheridan
- released: 2011
- casts: Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz, Elias Koteas, Marton Csokas, Taylor Geare, Claire Geare, Rachel G. Fox
- language: English
- genre: Mystery/Thriller