A depressed woman learns that her husband was killed in a car accident the previous day, then awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home; then awakens the day after that to find that he's dead.
Middle-class couple Linda and Jim Hanson exist in a rut with their two daughters in their comfortable suburban home. One Thursday morning, the local sheriff informs Linda that Jim died in a car accident the day before. When she awakens the next morning, she finds Jim safe and sound at home; the morning after that she awakens to find him dead. She realizes that her days are out of order; her family and friends believe that she's 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 »
(at around 31 mins) At the funeral, the car that is with the woman behind the tree moves up and back between scenes. See more »
You see, history's full of unexplained phenomena. Nobody knows why. Some people thought they suffered from what the ancients called "Blasphemare absens fides": The dangers of the faithless.
It's the notion that nature abhors a vacuum, even a spiritual one. People who've lost their beliefs, they're like empty vessels, more susceptible to having their lives taken over by forces bigger than themselves
Almost like a curse.
Or a miracle.
Yeah, well, I don't believe in miracles.
Every day ...
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Like an overly long episode of "The Twilight Zone"
I had a premonition this movie would suck, but it wasn't even that bad. The movie is another mystery thriller that toys with the concept of time. Actually it borrows heavily from Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse 5" with the main character jumping back and forth in time. The problem is that the viewer is always two steps ahead of Sandra Bullock. We watch her slowly finding out what we have known all along and that takes away a lot from the tension.
What's worse are the many mistakes that director Mennan Yapo makes along the way (like a huge continuity error that involves one character getting her face cut and "losing" the wounds for one day). Also, the title is a bit inapt since Sandra Bullock doesn't actually have a "Premonition" but rather lives the days of one week in the wrong order.
So, yeah, this movie is definitely no masterpiece, but it's good enough for one more or less enjoyable viewing. Think an overly long episode of "Twilight Zone" and you'll have an idea of what you're getting from "Premonition".
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