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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.

 


 

 

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Premonition (2007)

PG-13 110 min - Fantasy, Drama, Mystery - 15 March 2007
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Depressed housewife learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the next day after to a world in which he is still dead.

Director:  Mennan Yapo
Stars:  Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon, Courtney Taylor Burness, Nia Long, Shyann McClure, Kate Nelligan, Marc Macaulay, Ritchie Montgomery, Irene Ziegler, Phillip DeVona, Amber Valletta, Peter Stormare, Jason Douglas, Laurel Whitsett, Kristin Ketterer, Floriana Tullio, Mark Famiglietti, David A. Shaffer, Marcus Lyle Brown, Matt Moore

Storyline

Depressed housewife learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the next day after to a world in which he is still dead.


Tagline: Reality is only a nightmare away

Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Mystery

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  15 March 2007

Box Office

Budget:  $20,000,000
Revenue:  $84,146,832

Company Credits

Production Companies:  TriStar Pictures, Hyde Park Films, Offspring Entertainment

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 50 min
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