Where to begin with Premonition, the newest film starring Sandra Bullock? I like Bullock, I really do. She's smart and sexy and I'm sure her bank account makes mine look like a kids' piggy bank, but I sure wish she'd make smarter choices with her films. I wanted very much to like Premonition, if for no other reason than that it looked intriguing enough in the trailer, and I was really rooting for Bullock to finally hit it out of the park both critically and financially. Unfortunately, this film isn't going to be the one to do it. Premonition is just an incredible mess from start to finish, filled with so many logical inconsistencies, it's practically impossible for the audience to sustain the necessary suspension of disbelief for long.
The premise sounds intriguing enough: one day, Linda Hanson (Bullock) answers the door to find the sheriff there to inform her that her husband Jim (Nip/Tuck's Julian McMahon) died in a car crash the day before. Linda moves through that first hard day in the wake of her husband's death, numb with grief and shock. Her mother comes over to help her with Linda and Jim's two young daughters, and Linda falls asleep on the couch, clutching a wedding picture of herself and Jim. She wakes up the next morning, in her own bed – and is shocked to find Jim downstairs drinking his morning coffee and very much alive.