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Premonition – Review

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Linda Hanson (Sandra Bullock) has it all – a wonderful loving husband (Julian McMahon), two adorable daughters and a beautiful home.
Everything is perfect until the day she is told her husband has been killed in a road accident. When she wakes up the next morning he is very much alive but when she gets up the following day he is dead again. Is she dreaming? Is it a premonition or is she just going mad?

WHAT’S IT LIKE?

Can you change the future if you are forewarned or is it a case of what is meant to be will be? A fascinating mind-bending premise as the action veers from one reality to another in this gripping psychological thriller. The sequence and time line are out of synch keeping you guessing throughout. Although frankly I stopped trying to work out which day was which.
Sandra Bullock makes the implausible plot believable proving again what a great dramatic actress she is. You feel her confusion and her pain. Is she dreaming or is she crazy? It’s good to see Julian McMahon (doctor dreamy in Nip/Tuck) playing an ordinary family man for once which he does convincingly although not a taxing role.
The film-maker’s need to throw in a spiritual angle listing other examples of premonitions in history spoils what is an exciting and intriguing thriller. It could have done without the cheesy Hollywood ending too.

Opens 16 March 2007

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