WTF. I don’t even know what to say about this movie. Linda’s (Sandra Bullock’s character) husband Jim (Julian McMahon) dies one day. But the next day he’s alive. And the next he’s dead, and so on and so forth. But not really like that. She discovers a week of her life has been jumbled about. She learns she can control the outcome of some of the days’ events by the decisions she makes with the information from the days she has lived in the future. Ultimately she must decide whether or not to try to save her husband, which is outlined in the dramatic question, “If I let Jim die, is it the same as murder?”
I don’t know, is it? I was really confused during and after this movie. It consumed my thoughts for days. Now I’m just angry. Because I don’t want to recap my thoughts twice (and I’m lazy), I’ll just post a copy to the email I sent to Kristen (who saw the movie with me). Since she’s probably also the only other person who frequents jillapalooza, she will get to enjoy it twice.
**Spoiler Al… wait no, it still won’t make sense even after you see the movie.
I invested a lot of time yesterday thinking about that movie. You have a good point about why wasn’t the little girl’s face all cut up in the beginning of the movie since it apparently happened when he was alive. Then I was thinking about the week being all jarbled about. If the movie started on Thursday and we got to watch the Tuesday and Wednesday before that, does that mean she lived those days twice? Or did she go to bed on Monday and wake up and it was Thursday? And the same with the end of the movie when she saw her husband die on Wednesday…. when she woke up the next morning was it Thursday again she relived the next week, or did she wake up a week later. Or did she wake up quite a bit of time later like the movie portrayed?
Then I was also thinking that perhaps she couldn’t change the outcome of anything, only the pathway there. She couldn’t save her husband no matter what she did. The truck would have found some way to smash into the car. She couldn’t protect her daughter from getting her face ripped up, it would just happen a different way. Since “premonition” is a warning or feeling of a future event, it’s not something you can change. Ok, I feel better. Thanks.
I give this movie 3 out of 5 paloozas. I was going to go 2, but unless you have a rewind feature on your TV, you will want to rent it so you can rewind or watch it again. I did enjoy the movie. It was very mentally stimulating.
I know the picture of Kristen and me doesn’t have anything to do with the movie, but it makes about as much sense.
AAAAA paloozas = See this movie in the theater for optimal viewing
AAAA paloozas = See this movie in the theater if you can
AAA paloozas = Pop some popcorn and rent this movie
AA paloozas = Watch this movie on TV … for free
A palooza = … I think you know where I’m going here…
No paloozas = Reserved for Eyes Wide Shut