I didn't hate this film quite as much as the reviewer before me who called it the worst film ever, but I do think it was overpraised by most critics. The idea of lovers fated to meet is a familiar one, but a timeless theme that is always worth retelling --if you can do it in an original and compelling way. The problem with Deja Vu is that rather than allow a story to unfold naturally, the characters constantly talk and analyze the subject. They talk so much about love and coincidence that I could not really get into it.There are some good performances -Vanessa Redgrave is always a pleasure to watch-- but the main character (I forget her name, but she is the director's wife --as the last reviewer pointed out, a reason to be wary) was too whiny and silly for me. I think some reviewers are so grateful when a film is about something serious that they are too willing to overlook flaws. As any beginning book on writing says --"show, don't tell." Deja Vu tells way too much.