Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a prominent child psychologist, who in the opening scene, returns home one night with his partner from an event in which he was honored for his efforts with children. The two find they are not alone, and a disturbed, nearly naked guy (Donnie Wahlberg) appears in the entrance of their bathroom with a gun. He is disturbed that Crowe has not assisted him, and Crowe understands that he is Vincent Gray, a former patient whom Crowe treated as a kid for his misconceptions and hallucinations. He blames Malcolm for his failure to assist him and shoots him in the stomach, and seconds later pulls the trigger on himself.
Months later on, Malcolm goes back to deal with another frightened kid, 9-year old Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), with a similar condition to Vincent. Malcolm ends up being dedicated to this patient, though he is haunted by doubts over his capability to assist him, after his failure with Vincent. He begins to overlook his spouse, Anna (Oliva Williams) with whom his relationship is falling apart. Malcolm makes Cole’s trust and Cole eventually confides in him that he is clairvoyant and can see dead people. Crowe is naturally hesitant at first, he ultimately comes to believe that Cole is informing the reality, and that Vincent might also have had the very same ability as Cole. He continues to help Cole by recommending that Cole look for a function with his present, by attempting to interact with the ghosts, maybe to assist them on their journey by aiding them in their unfinished service on Earth. Cole attempts to interact with the ghost of one lady who appears in his bed room, and who seems ill. He discovers out where the girl, Kyra Collins (Mischa Barton) lives, and going to her home, where a wake is being held for her, he finds a videotape where Kyra told him to find it, and gives it to Kyra’s father. Seeing it, Kyra’s daddy understands that when she was bedridden with disease she had actually mistakenly videorecorded her mom poisoning her food, which caused Kyra’s death. Empowered now by his capability to utilize his gift to favorable result, Cole admits his ability to his mother, Lynn (Toni Collette). Athough his mother is troubled by his story, Cole informs her that her mother (Cole’s granny) visited her perform in a dance recital one night when she was a kid, though Lynn did unknown this, because her granny stayed in the back of the audience where she might not be seen. Lynn accepts this as the fact, and her rapport with Cole is enhanced.
His faith in himself now restored as an outcome of his success with Cole, Crowe returns to his home, where he discovers his better half sleeping on the couch, seeing their old wedding event video. A brief ‘discussion’ with his sleeping spouse follows, and it is then that the movie’s major plot twist is exposed: Crowe himself has actually in fact been dead all along, having died the night that Vincent shot him, and hence certainly why Cole could see him while his partner was seemingly distant.
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