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Running Time:
1 hour, 50 minutes

Rating: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned.

Rating Explanation:
for some violent content, disturbing images, thematic material and brief language

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
An overly complicated supernatural thriller that isn't either very thrilling or very interesting. It simply and charmlessly borrows elements from films like "Déjà Vu." "Groundhog Day," and "Memento."

Additional Info:
DVD Features: Deleted scenes including an alternate ending with optional director's commentary; Gag reel; Glimpses of the future: Making premonition; Bringing order to chaos; Real premonitions; Commentary with director Mennan Yapo and Sandra Bullock



Premonition
One bright and sunny afternoon, a policeman arrives to inform Linda Hanson (Sandra Bullock "Miss Congeniality") that her husband Jim (Julian McMahon - Dr. Christian Troy on TV's "Nip/Tuck") was killed in a car accident. After a day of mourning, she wakes up the next morning to discover her husband sipping coffee in the kitchen. What's going on?

The story takes place over a long week, but it only seems to be that long because we keep reliving it over and over as time is being perpetually rewound. It also seems long because the film's increasingly sluggish pace makes this average length movie feel like "Gone With the Wind," but it's no "Wind," not by a long shot.

The plot is not all that different from Bullock's romantic drama "The Lake House" just a year ago, when she was romanced by Keanu Reeves who was living a few years in the future. In "Premonition," it quickly becomes apparent that she's living her day to day life completely out of order.

Just when you began to believe that Sandra Bullock might have become a reasonably accomplished actress in her recent films like "The Lake House" and "Crash," she has chosen a role like this one. But there's little she could do with this role except look increasingly haggard and confused, the way this film has been set up. It would have been passable if the film, directed by Mennan Yapo ("Good Bye Lenin!") had made an effort to put together some sort of cohesive narrative. It might even help if it had any point at all; but with all it's plot holes it simply capsizes and sinks under its own weight. It's surely one of the oddest and most abstract mainstream movies in a long time.






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