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Devastated upon receiving the news that her husband has been killed in a tragic car accident, a woman wakes up to find him still very much alive as she begins to slip into a confusing world where the past and the future become increasingly difficult to distinguish. Linda Hanson Sandra Bullock was an average housewife with a loving family, but when a policeman comes knocking on her door with news that her husband, Jim Julian McMahon, was involved in a fatal car accident, Linda's world slowly begins to unravel. ...
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Overview

Devastated upon receiving the news that her husband has been killed in a tragic car accident, a woman wakes up to find him still very much alive as she begins to slip into a confusing world where the past and the future become increasingly difficult to distinguish. Linda Hanson Sandra Bullock was an average housewife with a loving family, but when a policeman comes knocking on her door with news that her husband, Jim Julian McMahon, was involved in a fatal car accident, Linda's world slowly begins to unravel. While her grief is at first overwhelming, Linda assumes that the whole thing was nothing more than a vivid dream when she wakes to find her family still very much intact. With each passing day, however, Linda's reality shifts and her circumstances grow increasingly surreal; one day Jim is dead and the next he is right there by her side. As her investigation leaves her convinced that her husband's death wasn't a dream and that her picture-perfect life may not have been quite as flawless as she thought, Linda embarks on a mind-bending journey to prevent her grim premonition from becoming a reality. Now, in order to save the man she loves, Linda will have to piece together a perplexing mystery that seems to span two separate planes of reality.
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Special Features

Deleted scenes including an alternate ending with optional director's commentary; Gag reel; Glimpses of the future: Making premonition; Bringing order to chaos; Real premonitions; Commentary with director Mennan Yapo and Sandra Bullock
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Editorial Reviews

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If there were an Oscar given out for poster art, the first one-sheets for Premonition would have been shoo-ins. These ads were not yet emblazoned with the haunted visage of Sandra Bullock, but they did offer up a face -- a face constructed minimally and memorably from bare tree branches. Alas, this stark design was no premonition of what we'd get from Premonition. It's not that the mood isn't there -- director Mennan Yapo and screenwriter Bill Kelly go a lot darker than might be expected with Bullock as the star. Kelly does a decent job keeping track of which information he divulges at which times, so that at least the non-chronological narrative plays by its own rules. The problem is that those rules don't make much sense. Why is Bullock's Linda Hanson living the days surrounding her husband's death out of sequence? Is she crazy? Or is she just caught in a series of conundrums that exists merely for the sake of a clever script? It's risky to legislate the logic of time travel/future sight, but as with most well-worn devices, there are guidelines that cause a viewer either to suspend disbelief, or just to disbelieve. It's possible to sit there and watch the days of Linda's life being shuffled like a deck, to marvel at the basic skill in how it's being executed, and to still find yourself asking, "Well, so what?" One complicating factor is that viewers never quite know if they want her to succeed in saving her husband. It's a good nod toward realism that Julian McMahon hasn't been her perfect spouse, but perhaps Premonition needed less ambiguity in order for viewers to feel emotionally invested in it. Maybe it could have taken the poster's white sky and dark tree branches as an example how to be more black and white.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/17/2007
  • UPC: 043396183728
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,297

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sandra Bullock Linda Hanson
Julian McMahon Jim Hanson
Nia Long Annie
Kate Nelligan Joanne
Amber Valletta Claire
Peter Stormare Dr. Norman Roth
Shyann McClure Megan Hanson
Courtney Taylor Burness Bridgette Hanson
Marc Macaulay Sheriff Reilly
Irene Ziegler Mrs. Quinn
Phillip DeVona Funeral Attendant
Ritchie Montgomery Funeral Attendant
Matt Moore Young Priest
Laurel Whitsett School Aide
Kristin Ketterer Receptionist
Marcus Brown Bob
Jason Douglas Emergency Room Doctor
Dave Shaffer Doctor's Assistant
Floriana Tullio Nurse
Mark Famiglietti Doug Caruthers
E.J. Stapleton Model Home Salesman
Jude Ciccolella Father Kennedy
Technical Credits
Mennan Yapo Director
Steve Aaron Sound/Sound Designer
Ashok Amritraj Producer
Klaus Badelt Score Composer
Jill Chanession Costumes/Costume Designer
Buck Damon Musical Direction/Supervision
Craig Fincannon Casting
Stephen Flick Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Foster Camera Operator
Jennifer Gibgot Producer
Nick Hamson Executive Producer
Jon Jashni Producer
Bill Kelly Screenwriter
Torsten Lippstock Cinematographer
Anne McCarthy Casting
Neal Norton Camera Operator
Jill M. Ohanneson Costumes/Costume Designer
Sunil Perkash Producer
Jay Scully Casting
Adam Shankman Producer
Tony Steinberg Asst. Director
Andrew Sugerman Executive Producer
Lars Sylvest Executive Producer
Thomas T. Taylor Art Director
Steven Ticknor Sound/Sound Designer
Neil Travis Editor
Dennis Washington Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Premonition
1. Hate Surprises [3:53]
2. Getting By [4:01]
3. Alarming News [4:20]
4. Making Arrangements [4:10]
5. Strangest Dream [3:32]
6. Daily Chores [4:12]
7. Missing Jim [3:21]
8. Needing Proof [3:36]
9. Remembering Him [1:51]
10. Needing Help [4:59]
11. Feeling Trapped [1:53]
12. Just One Minute [3:15]
13. Please Promise [2:50]
14. Inconsistencies [2:44]
15. Suspicious Behavior [4:33]
16. A Good Mom [2:57]
17. Tomorrow Is Wednesday [2:59]
18. Shock of Your Life [3:34]
19. Clearing Things Up [2:38]
20. That Soon? [2:32]
21. Historic Phenomenon [5:48]
22. Unraveling [2:51]
23. Running Out of Time [3:35]
24. Healing Wounds [3:23]
25. Moving Fast [1:31]
26. Choosing Love [2:28]
27. Turning Around [3:03]
28. Healing Nicely [5:39]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Premonition
   Play Movie
   Languages
      Audio
         English
         French
      Subtitles
         English
         English Subtitled Commentary
         French
         Spanish
         Subtitles Off
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary With Director Mennan Yapo and Sandra Bullock: On
      Commentary With Director Mennan Yapo and Sandra Bullock: Off
      Deleted Scenes
         Deleted Scenes Commentary With Mennan Yapo: On
         Deleted Scenes Commentary With Mennan Yapo: Off
         Thursday: Linda's Mother Arrives
         Saturday: Linda Prepares for the Funeral
         Tuesday: Linda and Jim Hear News From the Doctor
         Friday: Linda Smokes
         Alternate Ending
      Gag Reel
      Glimpses of the Future: Making Premonition
      Bringing Order to Chaos
      Real Premonitions
         Play All
         Waking Dreams
         Seeing the Future
      Previews
         Across the Universe
         The Messengers
         Catch and Release
         The Holiday
         The Pursuit of Happyness
         Ghost Rider
         Norman Lear TV
         The Net
         28 Days
         Are We Done Yet?
   Previews
      Across the Universe
      The Messengers
      Catch and Release
      The Holiday
      The Pursuit of Happyness
      Ghost Rider
      Norman Lear TV
      The Net
      28 Days
      Are We Done Yet?
      Daddy Day Camp
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Future Fate

    Keep rewinding to the past it could be a "blast." Sandra Bullock is on point playing her role; she is suspense-filled and draws in the viewer. The plot development for the movie was good as well as the character development. This movie keeps you guessing what's reality and what is not. A real modern day mental "thriller" and "chiller." Warning: some sequences are very graphic and may surprise you; this movie is not for youth 13 and younger. Great for those that enjoy a good mystery/suspense movie with plenty of twists and turns.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Premonition or Abomination

    Premonition or Abomination

    This movie is bad. The plot is a jumbled mess not an intriguing thriller. The movie starts out ok, but it goes downhill fast. Linda Hanson (Sandra Bullock) wakes up one day to find that she is living in two separate realities that alternate each day. Unfortunately neither reality is imaginative, interesting, or even thought provoking.

    I do not recommend this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The greatest thriller yet.

    Sandra bullock in the movie premonition is a very strong actress. She makes this movie a really good thrill and keeps the suspense going on and on. This movie and the acting in it kept me wondering what was going on. Her name in the movie was Linda Hanson she was a mother of two and had a husband who was always busy with work. Even though there home seemed perfect as did there life, i began to feel the suspense growing the more her husbands secrets are revealed. Her husbands name was Jim and one day she came to find that he was dead, even though the next day she woke up to him by her side. If you’re ever looking for suspense this is the perfect move because as long as you don’t mind being confused for a while, as the movie progressed all my questions were answered. During her whole story she realized that she didn’t have control over death. Even if she did everything she could to prevent what she knew was going to happen she couldn’t. Over this entire movie is highly recommended by me and I hope that more people can see it and experience the suspense.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Piecing the Puzzle Together

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WONDERFUL MOVIE!!!

    The only bad thing I have to say about this movie is how the days always shift around, and not knowing what has taken place yet. Other than that, it is really a good movie, it keeps you guessing, and makes you wonder what will happen next. I reccomend this to any Sandra Bullock fan, or anyone in general.

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