Hide and Seek 2005

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Hide and Seek ★★ 2005 (R)

Nine-year-old Emily (Fanning) witnesses her mother's bloody suicide. Her father (De Niro), a psychologist, decides to take the traumatized girl from bustling Manhattan to a peaceful, rural community to help her cope. Once settled in, it's pretty clear that Emily isn't coping very well. Her issues manifest in the form of an imaginary friend named Charlie, who does some rather scary things when he's angry. Stellar cast and high production values can't hide the fact that it's still a run-of-the-mill horror movie. Fanning sports the best child goth look since Christina Ricci's Wednesday Addams. 100m/C DVD . US Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen, Elisabeth Shue, Amy Irving, Dylan Baker, Melissa Leo, Robert John Burke, David Chandler, Molly Grant Kallins; D: John Polson; W: Ari Schlossberg; C: Darius Wolski; M: John Ottman.