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Sandra Bullock, what have you become? I remember when I was a teenager, growing up watching you in such films as The Net and Speed. You were at the top of your game, popular, in demand and hot as hell. Now, not all of that has changed, except that you continue to appear in crappy movie after crappy movie.

Premonition is your latest dismal effort, a nearly valiant attempt at something original but in the end, a poor romantic-drama-thriller that holds little interest. You star as a woman who discovers that her husband was killed in a car crash, but then wake up the next day with him lying right next to you, alive. You start to go crazy as every day you wake up, he is either alive or dead, but instead of doing a Groundhog Day reenactment, you attempt to figure out who that mysterious hot blonde chick is, why your relationship was hitting the rocks and how to save the guy who is already dead. It's a neat idea, but there has to be intrigue and Premonition has none of it.

You're decent in the role, but watching you scream, cry and stammer over and over again without really resolving anything gets old after a while. Why don't you try staying up all night to see what would happen then? The story works in concept, but without any specific plot or reason, things fall apart in the third act. The ending is especially bad - after all that, we get this ending? Are you kidding me?

Fans of Ms. Bullock - yes, you - may find something of interest here, but your attempts to do something different (of course, you tampered with odd time travel with you last film, The Lake House) end up seeming like more of the same. Why don't you do something truly edgy, where you really have to change up your performance for once. Don't apply the same character to a different story and expect good results.

Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.

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