Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
USA, 2007. TriStar Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Hyde Park Entertainment, Offspring Entertainment, Brass Hat Films, L.I.F.T. Production. Screenplay by Bill Kelly. Cinematography by Torsten Lippstock. Produced by Ashok Amritraj, Jennifer Gibgot, Jon Jashni, Sunil Perkash, Adam Shankman. Music by Klaus Badelt. Production Design by J. Dennis Washington. Costume Design by Jill M. Ohanneson. Film Editing by Neil Travis.
Sandra Bullock is apparently living too linear a life and needs art to mix her up a bit; first she was out of temporal sync with lover Keanu Reeves in The Lake House, and now her husband can’t decide whether or not he’s dead. Bullock plays a suburban housewife who wakes up to a knock on the door from the local sheriff informing her that her husband (Julian McMahon) was killed the night before in an auto accident on his way home from a sales conference. She is devastated, but a hell of a lot more confused when she wakes up the next morning and finds that it’s now a few days before the accident and he’s still with her, and then the next day he’s dead again, and so on. When she realizes that she’s experiencing an entire seven-day week in the wrong order, she sets about trying to figure things out enough to perhaps change the outcome of the all-too-fateful day. I don’t know about you, but I’m really sick and tired of movies that make themselves up as they go along with little regard to logic or even purpose (what the hell is this movie besides a loose concept hung on an expensive movie star?). Bullock is fine enough in the lead, but the plot has serious gashes in it and is basically just a remake of Passion Of Mind with a nonsensical thriller element.