When Jessica King goes missing, all eyes turn to Annabelle Wilson. Not as a murder suspect, but as a clairvoyant. Many of the towns folk go to Annabelle for help, and Jessica's fiancée, Wayne Collins, turns to Annabelle for possible guidance. Annabelle feels that she can't help, but this doesn't stop her from constantly getting visions of Jessica's fate.Written by
The cards Annie Wilson uses to perform her "readings" are actually Zener Cards, which are used to perform ESP tests. The cards are not known for their fortune-telling abilities, but this is not necessarily a mistake. Fortune tellers can use a variety of cards from tarot decks to ordinary poker cards to give readings. All that truly matters is that the four elements of nature (fire, water, earth, and air) are represented in some form. Annie would still be able to deliver readings with them as long as she knew which symbols represented which element. See more »
The time line doesn't fit. Annie's son says that they never go to the cemetery to see daddy...to which Annie responds that they had just been there "last month on his birthday" (the dad's). She tells Wayne that Mike's problems may be because "his daddy died about a year ago this same time". However, at the end when we see the dad's grave marker, it shows that he was born in January (three months prior to the April 8th date of the missing Jessica), and he had died in November - nowhere near the time that she had stated to Wayne in his office. (It, of course, was April, just before Jessica King went missing.) It isn't possible that they could have visited his grave "last month" nor that he had died a year prior. See more »
Enjoyed this movie from beginning to end. Great acting, good writing and directing. Kept me engrossed from start to finish and that is saying a lot as not many movies hold my complete attention for that long. The acting of the whole ensemble was adequate but primaries especially did well with their roles. Keanu Reeves was very convincing as a backwoods wife beater and Hillary Swank played her part as the long suffering wife to a tee. Cate Blanchette was excellent as Annie Wilson, gave just the right touches to be realistic as I do know of several "seers" in real life and she captured their essence completely in my opinion.
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