THE PERFECT HOUSE HIDES THE PERFECT CRIME.
New Yorkers Cooper and Leah Tilson (Dennis Quaid, Sharon Stone) move into an old, rural mansion with their children; the former owner (Stephen Dorff) suddenly makes an appearance and that’s when the problems begin. Thrillers are clearly not director Mike Figgis’s strength. This one takes forever to build any suspense. When it finally comes, it’s just because you expect the story to take a interesting turn, that a fun twist will emerge… but alas, it’s completely void of any surprises or original ideas. The snakes that show up in the house provide the only thrills.
2003-U.S. 119 min. Color. Directed by Mike Figgis. Cast: Dennis Quaid (Cooper Tilson), Sharon Stone (Leah Tilson), Stephen Dorff (Dale Massie), Juliette Lewis, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Wilson… Christopher Plummer.