Yeah, I know, the movie's been discussed to death, BUT since there are no threads on it in the Movies section, why not revisit it for a while? I know this is not a new film, but since I've only seen it twice, it is technically new to me, so try not to laugh :p) In a nutshell, it was just as great as I remembered it, and I probably love it even more now. However, I also noticed the plot holes that I ignored the first time around, which I would like to bring up and see if my explanations makes sense to you guys, or if anyone has other explanations, I'd love to hear them as well. How does Malcolm become aware of Cole? It's one thing to observe someone from afar, but his notes contained his name and his case history. I can think of two possibilities here: One, since it seems like the ghosts are drawn to Cole, and have their ways to find him, perhaps knowledge of Cole's case simply came to Malcolm. This would imply the hand of God (or another higher power) at work, guiding the ghosts towards the person that can help them move on from the realm of the living. The second explanation (and perhaps the correct one, as it is less complicated) is that since "they see what they want to see", Malcolm has simply kept on going to his office, unaware of the fact that someone else has taken over his caseload. One day, he comes in and finds Cole's file, and the similarities between Cole and Vincent make him take the case. How can Malcolm believe that his marriage is simply going through a rough patch? Hasn't he noticed his wife hasn't said a word to him in months, or that she only cooks for one? This would be plausible if only a few days went by between Malcolm's death and his meeting with Cole, but come on... For this one, I have to go back to "they see what they want to see". Malcolm doesn't remember passing away, nor does he remember his funeral. Perhaps time and space are hazy for shell-shocked ghosts like him. In his mind, maybe it HAS only been a few days since Vincent shot him. What's the deal with the boy with the back of his head blown off? Or with the hanged family? This, I have no explanations for. The ghosts are supposed to want help from Cole, right? Well, that kid only said "come on, I'll show you where dad keeps his gun" and the hanged family were still hanging in place. These two sequences seem to have been inserted to get a couple cheap scares. Who's paying Malcolm? Who made the appointment for him to see Cole? Why doesn't his mom ever wanna talk to her son's psychologist? I'll chalk up Malcolm's seemingly pro-bono work to his altered perception of reality. As for who made the appointment, I'm guessing Cole's mom simply called up whoever took over Malcolm's office. The one thing that bugs me is why Cole's mom seems so uninteredted in talking to her son's therapist. I know they have to find ways to prevent the possibility of having Malcolm interact with anyone else, but this should have been addressed, perhaps by showing her leave a message in the doctor's answering machine. Any ideas?