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Premonition

Rated:None
Director:Mennan Yapo
Cast:Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon, Nia Long, Kate Nelligan, Amber Valletta, Peter Stormare
Release Date:2007
Genre:Suspense

By R. Darryl Foxworth | Posted 3/21/2007

Billed as a nerve-tingling suspense drama, Premonition starts off sappily enough: Newlyweds Linda (Sandra Bullock) and Jim (Julian McMahon) begin their marriage with the purchase of a lovely new house in pristine suburbia. Years later, Linda is a stay-at-home mother of two and Jim is a workaholic sales manager. After dropping the kids off to school one day, Linda discovers a disturbing message when she returns home: Her beloved husband has been killed in an automobile accident. But things just don't add up. The next day, Jim is alive and well, eating breakfast for Christ's sake. It seems that Linda is living her days out of order, eventually giving her hope that she can save her husband's life. But does she want to? Perhaps not, not after certain secrets are uncovered and realizations made. Confusion imbues Premonition and not for the better. Chronologically disordered movies have to be careful about continuity, and the writers drop the ball here. Add in flat performances--particularly by McMahon, who hasn't had big-screen success (recall his Dr. Doom in Fantastic Four)--and what we are left with is faux suspense, where an unnecessarily convoluted plot is mistaken for mystery.

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