Sandra sees the future

“If I let Jim die, is that the same thing as killing him?” These words that reverberate throughout the trailer are both intriguing and confusing.In Sandra Bullock’s most recent movie, “Premonition,” she portrays an average housewife with a loving family. But, when a policeman comes knocking on her door with news that her husband, portrayed by Julian McMahon (“Nip/Tuck”), was involved in a fatal car accident, her world slowly begins to unravel. The next day she wakes up to find her husband alive.

You know you’re in trouble when the main draw of the film is the attractiveness of the actors Sandra Bullock and Julian McMahon, which, to many, may be rather enticing. But the prospect of a film that expects to survive only on its actors has always been a daunting one. While Bullock has enough credibility to hold up a film all on her own, her performance in this film was below par.

Her portrayal was convincing though unfortunately not a large feat. McMahon had as much of a lack of challenge in his role as did Bullock. His few moments on screen were good, but no one will be calling up him at the Academy anytime soon.

At first glance, the story line held some promise, but, as the film began to unfold, it became predictable, as many of us feared. It lacked the thrill aspect of a thriller and the dramatic aspect of a drama, making this film an overall disappointment.

Regrettably, I cannot recommend this picture to anyone. While it managed to be both predictable and confusing, it was also boring, lackluster and cheesy. It didn’t even have interesting filming or cool costumes to outweigh the lacking entertainment factor. I don’t think this is McMahon’s huge break into the movie-making business – let’s hope he sticks to FX, and Bullock continues to focus on her marriage.

1 out of 5 stars