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Premonition (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 16 March 2007 (USA)
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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.

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The middle-class couple Linda Hanson and Jim Hanson live a wasted and routine relationship with their two daughters in their comfortable house in the suburbs. On a Thursday morning, the local sheriff visits Linda and tells her that her husband died in a car accident on the previous day. On the next morning, when Linda awakes, she finds Jim safe and sound at home. When she awakes on the next morning, she realizes that her days are out of order, but her family and friends believe she is insane. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for some violent content, disturbing images, thematic material and brief language | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,021,882 (UK) (16 March 2007)

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$47,852,604 (USA) (27 April 2007)
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Louisiana Highway 2 doubled for the fictional "east-west" U.S. Highway 57 (The actual U.S. Highway 57 is signed "north-south" and located in southwest Texas). The accident was filmed at LA2 & Webb Country Road (the road sign can be seen in the background behind the mile marker) in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana. See more »

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When Linda is walking toward the trash can, the level of tissues on top of the pile changes when she actually reaches in for what she is looking for. See more »

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Linda Hanson: I wake up and he's dead. I wake up and he's alive.
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Referenced in Stiletto (2008) See more »

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above average assembly line thriller
9 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite the rather thorough drubbing it suffered at the hands of some of the nation's most prestigious critics, "Premonition" is actually a pretty well-thought-out and tightly wound thriller, given emotion and heart by its star, Sandra Bullock. It's not a movie I would be wiling to go to the mat for, but as throwaway thrillers go, this one is really not half bad.

Bullock plays Linda Quinn Hanson, a suburban mother of two, who receives the shattering news that her husband has been killed in an auto accident. However, when she wakes up the next morning, she finds him, strangely, sitting in the kitchen, suddenly alive and well, benignly sipping coffee before heading off to work. The question quickly arises, did she dream the story of his death, is she dreaming now, or is she undergoing some sort of mental crisis precipitated by the shock of her loss? Or is she caught in some sort of bizarre time warp that allows her to jump back and forth between the periods before and after his "death," and, if so, might she be able to step in and alter the course of events to prevent the accident from happening in the first place?

In both concept and form, "Premonition" is pretty much an assembly-line thriller designed to tweak the audience's brain cells for a couple of hours before sending everyone home with not a whole heck of a lot left to think about once it's over. Still, it's intriguing enough while it lasts and only the true nitpickers among us will feel compelled to put its twists and turns in logic under the scrutiny of a critical microscope. Despite a few weak moments in her performance, Bullock actually makes us care about the character and the very strange thing that is happening to her.

"The Premonition" is by no means a classic - or even first rate - chiller, but those with a few spare hours on their hands and a penchant for brain-puzzlers could do worse than check it out.


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