I love Sandra Bullock. Just for the record, if they ever do a movie of my life I want Sandra Bullock to play me. She’s smart, warm, funny, and she looks great in everything she does. And I can see where “Premonition” is a great vehicle for her – she gets to play a range of emotions and really show off her acting chops.
Unfortunately, the movie itself is not so hot. No, it’s not confusing – I was able to follow it just fine. It’s just that it’s all gimmick, and gimmick only goes so far in a movie. It’s an interesting gimmick, basically Bullock’s character experiences days of a particular week out of order, so she has a sort of amnesia certain days of the week, and then a kind of clairvoyance the rest of the time. The drama is that on one of those days, her husband dies in a car accident. Can she prevent it from happening? Is she going crazy? Is her marriage falling apart? Or is this all a part of some dark conspiracy?
Julian McMahon plays the husband – a normal guy, a departure from the actor’s usually eccentric characters. Their two kids are darling – and great little actresses.
In the end it’s not so complicated. But the ending is unsatisfying, nothing is really resolved. We don’t know the real “why” or “how” – there are a lot of questions unanswered and a lot of holes left to be filled.