Living among the shadowy swamps and Spanish moss of rural Georgia is Annie Wilson (Cate Blanchette), a psychic who reads cards for believers. When the town belle goes missing, Annie starts seeing flashes of the girl's death, leading police to her body and helping arrest the local bully (Keanu Reeves).
This spooky and scary thriller was directed by Sam Raimi and co-written by Billy Bob Thornton. The cast is full of talent, including Hillary Swank, Giovanni Ribisi, Greg Kinnear, and Katie Holmes and they are all wonderful. Even Reeves is convincing as the menacing redneck villain. But it's Cate Blanchette's movie all the way; she captures her character's southern accent and vulnerability perfectly and is immediately interesting and sympathetic. We know her "gift" of visions will put her in mortal peril, but the identity of the killer remains a mystery until the end. The story is full of likely suspects, thunder claps, and dark, scary nights guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Highly recommended for suspense fans.