Critic Review - Cinema Sight

A time-twisting drama that ties every detail together in a satisfying conclusion. Sandra Bullock gives one of her best performances to date.

June 4, 2007 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Comment (1)
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J N.

J N

I'm so glad to see a review of this movie that gets it. People are so inflexible about their notion of linear time.

The secret to understanding the movie is to realize that *there are no flashbacks*. The mother is going through the days non-sequentially with us the viewers, even though all the other people in the movie are traveling through time normally.

When she figures out exactly what is going on, she talks to the priest asks him how such a thing is even possible, and what the meaning of it is supposed to be. He says he's heard tales long ago of it happening, but has no answers.

In the end, she realizes that even if you have perfect knowledge of the past and future, you can't cheat fate.

Jan 5 - 01:51 PM

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