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Doug Wright Reporting
He only sees the future if it affects him and only with a two minute advance window.
He's seen deeper into the future only once, and it involves meeting a gorgeous woman in a diner.
Cris knows the diner and he knows the time .but not the date.
Everyday, at the appointed time, he sits and waits for his future to arrive.
Add to all of this a terrorist plot to detonate a nuclear devise and an FBI agent, Callie Moore-played by Julianne Moore-who is aware of Cris' gift and is determined to use him to find the nuke.
Aware that he's being hunted, our hero still can't resist showing up at the diner to if his destiny will catch up to him.
Well, the woman he's seen in his future-Liz-played by Jennifer Biel-picks today, of all days, to show up.
Their introduction is quite entertaining and leads to their destinies becoming intertwined all while they get sucked into the unfolding nuclear threat.
I don't want to give too much away, but this story gets very bizarre.
When the filmmakers try to deliver a huge twist at the end, folks in the screening I attended started to moan and laugh.
One guy called out that he wanted his money back .quite a statement in a free movie. At any given point this isn't great cinema, but it does have sympathetic characters and moments that are very compelling and entertaining but the ending simply voids it all.
Just 2 stars for "Next" and it's rated PG-13.