Premonition

 (1,004)5.91 h 36 min2007X-RayPG-13
A suburban housewife (Sandra Bullock) races against time to try to prevent the death of her husband (Julian McMahon).
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Mennan Yapo
Starring
Sandra BullockJulian McMahonNia Long
Genres
Suspense
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English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Kate NelliganAmber ValettaPeter Stormare
Producers
Ashok AmritrajJon JashniAdam ShankmanJennifer GibgotSunil Perkash
Studio
TriStar Pictures
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PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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Frank TailorReviewed in the United States on April 12, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
If you read Dr. Jung's books then you understand this
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Concepts of traveling back and forth in form of dreams and not being able to change the destiny and getting the Archetype of bird as traveling souls have been so beautifully projected in this movie that you need to have a huge back ground in Archetype and psychology of Jung to understand it. No wonder , there are so many fussers.That is due to lack of a good background in this subject. It is very sad that great movies , with such trained actors/actresses don't get appreciated correctly by public. Also husband's soul was not lost but reincarnated into the third child. In the end of movie his wife was pregnant which point to the concept of each death comes with a birth and salvation of soul. Beautiful, just beautiful. Who is this writer I wonder? Is he a psychologist? He has done a wonderful job.
110 people found this helpful
According to HoyleReviewed in the United States on May 15, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Turn around now.
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If you are having a premonition that the ending to this movie is a theft of your time, have faith in that premonition.
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CharReviewed in the United States on April 18, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie, if you don't take it literally.
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If you do, then you'll be totally befuddled. Sandra Bullock's character is on a journey to synthesis. This is where the conscious and unconscious mind are trying to come together and finally reunite again. Why we are all born with
these two being disconnected, I have no idea. Now that is befuddling!

The husband represents her unconsciousness as he is cold, and is a betrayer/trickster. The unconscious mind is supposedly not confined to time and space, so that could explain the constant back and forthing between the past, present and future. Sandra's character represents her consciousness and is in a constant state of "what the heck is going on" because that is how the conscious mind will initially respond when a synthesis process begins. She covers up the mirrors in the house because she is not ready yet to look at the "scars" that her unconsciousness is trying to push to the forefront so they can be dealt with. The explosion at the end represents the unconscious side of herself releasing a great amount of energy to let go and finally synthesize. And the unborn child represents the seed that has been planted of her new and improved self that is now growing and will be birthed in the near future. You'll notice that there is no more back and forthing after that. There is more, but see if you can figure it out coming at it from a symbolic angle as you watch the film. It's much more interesting that way!

Sandra really stretched herself in this film. I was impressed!

And if you haven't already guessed, I am a very interested in Carl Jung's philosophies.
41 people found this helpful
LeeLeeGeeReviewed in the United States on April 9, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good movie, except for one thing
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2nd time watching. This one deserves higher ratings than it has... but the ending! What's up with that?! There were so many ways to wrap this movie up at the end, but I feel like they chose not to wrap it up at all. There is amazing build up from the beginning--great acting, suspense, mystery; I just found the ending dissatisfying in many ways. Still a good movie, though. SB was amazing.
37 people found this helpful
Tamara schlossenbergReviewed in the United States on April 5, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
There are some glaring inconsistencies that make the movie difficult to watch
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The movie is not the worst. Is enjoyable enough but there are several inconsistencies and plot-holes that make it a frustrating watch at points. My biggest grip is the only person that is believable in the situations is Sandra Bullock's character which is saying a lot as the character's week is scrambled and she feels like she is losing her grip. The characters around her don't seem to act as normal characters.

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Instances include the day after Jim's death and Linda poses a question to her mother, and her mother just dismisses it and tells her to get to sleep. Most mothers I know would sit and comfort their child unless there were relationship problems between them which considering events earlier in the movie/the next day, I would not be surprised of. Additionally the mother yells at Linda asking why she wouldn't tell her about the cuts, but the previous two days (one of which the cuts magically didn't exist, despite the accident causing them happening two days earlier) she NEVER asks Linda about the cuts. The psychiatrist too is dismissive and actually kinda rude to Linda I felt, and didn't act as a real psychiatrist would. No psychiatrist that was legitimate would prescribe drugs without understanding what was going on by either tests or in depth conversation, and without asking if their patient was willing to try drugs. This was only 12 years ago, medical standards couldn't have been that different!!!
21 people found this helpful
Karen L. DunleavyReviewed in the United States on April 16, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
I Usually Never Watch a Movie More Than Once
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This is an exception to the above. There are few movies I will watch again and again with space between; This is one of the few. Some people just cannot get Psychological Suspense Thrillers with a somewhat horror creep factor wich this is. But if you are into such a movie genre, I recommend this. Good acting all around though I always think that of SB, I have watched this 3x now. I immediately put this on with Prime today since it has been awhile. I so agree with another reviewer and Jung's Archetypes and Beebe also. So interesting since I am highly into that aspect also. I do not like the ending, but even so, there is much promise and life going on behind the sad part which makes up for it. Psychological twists any day for me.
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TigerlillyReviewed in the United States on April 25, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
No
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A nightmare come to life. Who finds this entertaining?
From the beginning this film is trying too hard. It's trying to be every scary movie ever made (especially Rosemary's Baby, The Stepford Wives, and 1987's Julia and Julia about a woman stuck between alternate realities) set to an overly dramatic scary music soundtrack. We are barely introduced to the characters (and what we do see of them in the opening minute of the movie is unlikeable: A controlling, secretive husband and a wife who blandly accepts his actions without question) before the nightmare begins.
I have no idea how this ends and I don't care. Half an hour was more than enough to say: "enough".
16 people found this helpful
Victor KrumbleReviewed in the United States on May 10, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
...Cinema Sins would have a field day with this one
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There is a lot of symbolism in this movie, apparently. (I've been told this, and don't know myself.) BUT there are so many problems with the portrayal of the events and the set up from a story-telling stand point, as well as the ending, which is so obvious and yet the characters are so oblivious to it. Plus not only is there no resolution, but the main character totally get's shafted and in NO way would come out of this as sane as she does.

Well, let's just say it's not meant to be a satisfying movie, but a thought-provoking one. Personally, I don't feel that there's a lot of value in the thoughts that it provokes. If you understand it, it's pointless, and if you don't understand it, you'll probably never care to really try.
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