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HIDE AND SEEK – John Ottman

January 28, 2005 Leave a comment

hideandseekOriginal Review by Peter Simons

Hide and Seek is a new thriller-with-a-twist from director John Polson, who previously scored a hit with the “Fatal Attraction for teenagers” film Swimfan. Following the untimely death of his wife, psychologist David Callaway (Robert De Niro) and his young daughter Emily (Dakota Fanning) find that life in the Big Apple is not helping them in the grieving process. Seeking solace and a fresh start, the father and daughter move from the city to the countryside of upstate New York, acquiring a rambling farmhouse away from everything that reminds them of their past. Eager for his daughter to settle in the community, David is at first delighted when Emily proclaims to have a new “friend” named Charlie. Though he only seems to exists in the girls imagination, Charlie quickly has a profound effect on the Callaway’s life, interfering with David’s tentative relationship with local woman Elizabeth (Elizabeth Shue), and attracting the attention of a fellow psychiatrist (Famke Janssen) and the local cop (Dylan Baker). Before long, Charlie’s mischievous antics turn very serious, leading David to believe that the relationship between Charlie and Emily may not quite be what it seems… Read more…