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.
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
The story is nearly identical to the CBS Radio Mystery Theater episode "The Ides of March," which originally aired more than two decades previous on 10 September 1975. See more »
When Linda approaches the garbage can to grab the missing page from the Yellow Book, the phone on the desk nearby is positioned diagonally, with the antenna pointed towards the trash can, and the scene cuts to a different focus. When it cuts back and she reaches for the phone, the antenna is pointing the other way. See more »
Very interesting premise combined with spooky mood and tone
I just saw this in the cinema last night with my girlfriend. First of all, this movie was not even close to as bad as pretty much every review has said. This was a very interesting movie and worked upon an original idea and executed it in an above average manner. The only gripes I had with it were that the priest in the end and Dr. Roth were casted very poorly and detracted from the punch in the end. Speaking of the ending, it wasn't nearly as a let down as people say on here either. Not quite a movie I'd see more than once, but it kept me interested and entertained until the end- what more could you ask for? The scenery and cinematography were excellent and the whole movie seemed like it took place either at sunrise or at sunset, which added a serene and quiet backdrop to it, which I noticed right away. The soundtrack was fantastic and right up there with the Sixth Sense in terms of effectiveness; none of it got in the way of the action.
I highly recommend this movie to families and couples- it's a great way to forget about the outside world for an hour or so! Grade: B-
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