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The Sixth Sense

Saturday, May 23, 2020

The Sixth Sense began with a bang in 1999. Child psychologist Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) & his wife Anna, return home from being praised & awarded for his work with children. An intruder has broken in, one of his ex-patients,screams @ Malcolm, shoots him & then himself. The next fall, we see Malcolm begins working with a troubled young schoolboy, Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment). Cole’s father has left his mother, who is now working 2 jobs to keep him in private school. It’s obvious his mother, Lynn (Toni Collette) loves her son, but is terribly worried about his apparent odd behavior. Malcolm is also worried about his wife, as she seems cold & distant. Cole is frightened by the spirits he sees, some of them harming him. Eventually, Cole confides in Malcolm, “I see dead people ... they don’t know they’re dead”. Malcolm first thinks Cole is delusional, later telling Cole that maybe the dead people just want to be acknowledged. Cole is then able to help them. Creepily well acted, yada, yada, yada, & Cole is embracing his ability to interact with the dead. As he gains confidence, he makes friends & is doing better in school. He tells his mother that he has spoken with Grandma, & convinces her when he tells her Grandma tod him the answer to the question she asked Mom.- “Every day” was “”what was the question?” he asked Mom. “I asked her if she was proud of me”, Mom replied. Cole tells Malcolm to speak to his wife while she’s asleep... he does so, & Anna tells him she misses him, then drops the wedding ring (Malcolm’s). He begins putting all the subtle clues ... rewinding what happened ... he’s dead. Cole sees Malcolm again after Malcolm has figured things out. Cole asks Malcolm to pretend they will see each other again.

Bringing Mary Home, Red Sovine, 1965

(Bringing Mary home)
I was driving down a lonely road on a dark and stormy night
When a little girl by the road side showed up in my head lights
I stopped and she got in the back and in a shaky tone
She said my name is Mary please won't you take me home

She must have been so frightened all alone there in the night
There was something strange about her cause her face was deathly white
She sat so pale and quiet there in the back seat all alone
I never will forget that night I took Mary home

I pulled into the driveway where she told me to go
Got out to help her from the car and opened up the door
But I just could not believe my eyes the back seat was bare
I looked all around the car but Mary wasn't there

A small light shown from the porch a woman opened up the door
I asked about the little girl that I was looking for
Then the lady gently smiled and brushed a tear away
She said it sure was nice of you to go out of your way

But thirteen years ago today in a wreck just down the road
Our darling Mary lost her life and we srill miss her so
So thank you for your trouble and the kindness you have shown
You're the thirteenth one who's been here bringing Mary home
You're the thirteenth one who's been here bringing Mary home

Loved the movie & all the later jokes

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