Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon, Nia Long, Kate Nelligan.
time: 96 mins
put this turkey under science fiction/fantasy because clearly
all concerned were on some kind of space trip when they made
"Horror" would have fit better considering the quality
of the script.
Bullock is curiously detached in the role of Linda Hanson,
a suburban mother with the perfect husband, Jim (Julian McMahon),
two perfect daughters and the perfect house.
this perfection is shattered one day when a cop arrives on
the doorstep to tell her Jim has died in a terrible highway
collision with a semi. Her mother (Kate Nelligan) comes over
to console her, take care of the girls and spend the night.
this point the movie seems plausible and we wait for things
to get really interesting. Instead, Linda wakes up next morning
to a 1980s Bobby Ewing/Dallas moment: Jim is alive and well
and taking a shower...
really wanted to throw something at the screen, but this was
only the beginning of the story's downward spiral into flashback/steal
a bit from Momento hell. For me, there was no ultimate payoff,
just a bunch of unanswered questions and a final scene that
had me roaring WHAT?!
Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs) has nothing to worry
about from this competitor.
bunch of lame extras pad out this disc, including the appropriately
titled "Bringing order to chaos" featurette.