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In Dreams

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In Dreams Overview

A suburban housewife learns that she has psychic connections to a serial killer, and can predict this person's motives through her dreams.

Directed by: Neil Jordan

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Who Stars in In Dreams

Annette Bening
Claire Cooper

Annette Bening

Aidan Quinn
Paul Cooper

Aidan Quinn

Stephen Rea
Doctor Silverman

Stephen Rea

Robert Downey Jr.
Vivian Thompson

Robert Downey Jr.

Paul Guilfoyle
Detective Jack Kay

Paul Guilfoyle

Katie Sagona
Rebecca Cooper

Katie Sagona


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Review for In Dreams

Author: John Chard

Stylistic Dirge. In Dreams is directed by Neil Jordan and adapted to screenplay by Jordan and Bruce Robinson from the Bari Wood novel. It stars Annette Bening, Aidan Quinn, Robert Downey Jr.and Paul Guilfoyle. Music is by Elliot Goldenthal and cinematography by Darius Khondji. In this contrived thriller, Bening is a grief stricken housewife who finds her thoughts in sync with a serial killer (a ridiculously miscast Downey Jr.). Neil Jordan is a great director, but he's also a very frustrating one, case in point In Dreams. The visuals are outstanding here as Jordan and Khondji paint a nightmarish world, but the flashbacks are unfocused and any sense of suspense or plot progression is lost in a whirl of stylised indulgence. Strip away the style and you find a formulaic serial killer picture hiding behind arty farty stubbornness. Bening's performance deserves a better movie, and it is with her, and the visual smarts, that the pic remains of interest till its resolution. 5/10


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Status
Released

Release Date
1999-01-15

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 40 mins

Budget
$ 30,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 12,017,369.00 (USA)

Profit
($ 17,982,631.00) (Estimated in USA)

Genres
Thriller

Keywords
based on novel or book suicide attempt dream kidnapping murder serial killer hitchcockian


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