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I will warn you now. Premonition blows. I knew that I had no business watching this once I heard Sandra Bullock was in it. I cannot stand this butter faced, untalented, poor excuse for an actress. From Demolition Man to The Lake House, Bullock’s been stinking up the screen for years now. She was built entirely for chick flicks. People say she’s has comedic chops, but those are the same people who think Kate Hudson should have won multiple Oscars. I do not understand how America continues to allow her to act.
Of course they paired her up with the mildly competent Julian McMahon. He is a classic TV veteran. Yet he is completely unable to carry a film. This was a train wreck waiting to happen. Mennan Yapo directed this joint. Yapo must have balls of pure granite. I would be too embarrassed to put my name in the credits. Yapo has only directed two other feature films in his lifetime. Keep trying buddy.
The plot was so incredibly stupid that I feel I am a little less intelligent for having seen it. I cannot believe I allowed the synapse’s in my brain the chance to process this. It is downright cruel to tell you the truth. My brain punished me with headaches for several hours after the viewing.
In a nutshell, every night this chick goes to sleep, and every morning she wakes up in a day out of sequential order. She wakes up on Thursday, and her husband dies. Then the next day she wakes up four days earlier. Then the next day she wakes up two days after his death. You get the picture. This continues for the rest of film. Eventually she figures out what’s going on, and is determined to wake up on Thursday again and save her husband.
It lost me from the opening scene, and it never re-gripped me. I think that the writers wanted this to become a traditional mindfuck movie. It was to be a film in the vein of Butterfly Effect. It didn’t work. It came off as boring, stale, and regurgitated. Thank goodness this dialed in at just over and hour and half. Any longer and I might have gone comatose.
This movie heavily markets the fact that it is an “independent movie”. Well for an indie it certainly had extremely high production quality. The marketing alone shows that bundles of money were tossed at this film. It was not very typical of an indie, but whatever. It just had too much Hollywood polish for my tastes.
In summary, I would have to say this is a horrible movie. I would have to dig and search hard to find a movie this boring. There are all kinds of bad movies. There are bad movies that are so bad you enjoy them. Then there are bad movies that while you might not enjoy them, you could see how other people could. There are movies that are bad, yet you can tell the director had some sort of coherent vision, the production just fell apart. Then there are movies like this. This is the type of movie you hope burns in a fire so future generations cannot view it. It has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
Added: Monday, April 28, 2008
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