2007   USA Premonition
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Director:Mennan Yapo
Studio:Sony Pictures
Writer:Bill Kelly
IMDb Rating:5.7 (29,652 votes)
Awards:1 nomination
Genre:Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Duration:96 min
Languages:English
IMDb:0477071
Amazon:B000QGDY0G
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Mennan Yapo  ...  (Director)
Bill Kelly  ...  (Writer)
 
Sandra Bullock  ...  Linda Hanson
Julian McMahon  ...  Jim Hanson
Shyann McClure  ...  Megan Hanson
Courtney Taylor Burness  ...  Bridgette Hanson
Nia Long  ...  Annie
Marc Macaulay  ...  Sheriff Reilly
Kate Nelligan  ...  Joanne
Irene Ziegler  ...  Mrs. Quinn
Phillip DeVona  ...  Funeral Attendant
Ritchie Montgomery  ...  Funeral Attendant
Matt Moore  ...  Young Priest
Amber Valletta  ...  Claire
Peter Stormare  ...  Dr. Roth
Laurel Whitsett  ...  School Aide
Kristin Ketterer  ...  Receptionist
Torsten Lippstock  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: Reality is only a nightmare away

Summary: In Premonition, Linda Hanson (Sandra Bullock) is living in the Twilight Zone as she experiences recurring dreams of her husband's car crash, mediated by days in which the tragedy hasn't yet happened. By the time Linda does see her husband Jim's (Julian McMahon) death, one feels relieved instead of grievous. Though Premonition mines fascinating material, investigating the ways women in particular have uncanny psychic abilities to predict impending family dangers, Linda's premonitions are so convoluted, even to her, that it is difficult to determine their reality. Unrealistic scenes involving a sadistic psychiatrist and an unwarranted lithium prescription would lead one to question Linda's sanity, but instead add falseness to the story. Irritating sequences in which Linda confides in a priest at the local church, who tells her that faith will heal all, seem like Christian propaganda that completely eradicates any real witchcraft in the story. For a truly scary film about clairvoyance, see Dario Argento's Phenomena. Premonition is a bogus take on psychic prediction, as tearjerking as Ghost was during Patrick Swayze's heyday. --Trinie Dalton


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