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Premonition (2007)

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

Director:

Mennan Yapo

Writer:

Bill Kelly
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Linda Hanson
Julian McMahon ... Jim Hanson
Shyann McClure ... Megan Hanson
Courtney Taylor Burness ... Bridgette Hanson
Nia Long ... Annie
Marc Macaulay ... Sheriff Reilly
Kate Nelligan ... Joanne
Irene Ziegler ... Mrs. Quinn
Phillip DeVona ... Funeral Attendant
Ritchie Montgomery ... Funeral Attendant
Matt Moore Matt Moore ... Young Priest
Amber Valletta ... Claire
Peter Stormare ... Dr. Roth
Laurel Whitsett ... School Aide
Kristin Ketterer Kristin Ketterer ... Receptionist
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Storyline

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

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It's not your imagination. See more »


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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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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan] | sonypictures | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Premonition See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,558,689, 18 March 2007

Gross USA:

$47,852,604

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,297,309
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was supposed to be shot in New Orleans, but Hurricane 'Katrina' forced the filmmakers to choose another location. See more »

Goofs

(at around 37 mins) When Dr. Roth comes to take Linda away on the day of the funeral, her mother is heard asking her to tell them what happened to Bridgette's face. As the cuts occurred prior to Jim's death, she should already know what happened, although Linda would not because she hadn't lived through that day yet. See more »

Quotes

Linda Hanson: If I let Jim die, is that the same thing as killing him?
Joanne: Honey, Jim's already dead.
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Connections

Referenced in Stiletto (2008) See more »

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Who Killed Cock Robin?
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Traditional English nursery rhyme
Performed by Shyann McClure and Courtney Taylor Burness
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Piecing the Puzzle Together
26 August 2007 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

Relative newcomers, writer Bill Kelly and director Mennan Yapo, have concocted a testy little conundrum of a movie titled PREMONITION: whether the audience decides to step into their little nightmare or reject the premise that powerful emotions can drive the brain to peculiar directions of functioning will be the divisive break in acceptance of the film's premise. It is a fairly well done, thought provoking experience and is carried by some better than average performances by a strong cast.

The Hanson family is introduced as the husband Jim (Julian McMahon) and wife Linda (Sandra Bullock) buy their new home. Jump forward after the credits to a family that now includes two young schoolgirls (Shyann McClure and Courtney Taylor Burness), a seemingly mildly depressed Linda and a workaholic Jim. Abruptly, Linda is informed by a police officer that Jim has died in an auto accident and her close friend (Nia Long) and mother (Irene Ziegler) help Linda through the early moments of the tragedy. Yet Linda continues to 'relive' moments: one day Jim is dead the next he is alive, and all of the pieces of the puzzle that erode Linda's mind become clues to investigate information she doesn't want to know. She encounters a warped psychiatrist (Peter Stormare) and a possible 'other woman' in Jim's life (Amber Valletta), and as she attempts to mold the puzzle pieces to make sense, she learns about the possible 'why' of the mental state in which she is trapped.

The film has problems holding credibility, but then the premise is a novel enough to allow such missteps. Sandra Bullock takes over this role completely, gains our empathy, and in the end the film works because of her. She is becoming an actress who is learning the value of understatement and that aspect of her craft serves her well. No, this is not a great movie, but it is a well-produced little mystery that asks the audience to engage both mind and imagination, and that is a good thing! Grady Harp


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