COME OUT, COME OUT, WHATEVER YOU ARE.
After the death of his wife, New York City psychologist David Callaway (Robert De Niro) moves to the countryside with his daughter Emily (Dakota Fanning)… but the girl gets an “imaginary” friend who may have sinister motives. A chiller that starts promisingly, but pretty soon loses its way. The final half-hour is hysterical and the twist is a problem. Actually, it’s a pretty good one, but all the attempts to deceive us before we learn the truth make the story hard to believe. De Niro is less than engaging in a part that needs passion. Fanning, occasionally looking like Wednesday Addams, is better.
2005-U.S. 101 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by John Polson. Cast: Robert De Niro (David Callaway), Dakota Fanning (Emily Callaway), Famke Janssen (Katherine), Elisabeth Shue, Amy Irving, Dylan Baker… Melissa Leo.