A (married) man and woman kiss and walk to the bedroom but nothing happens.
A husband watches his nude wife in the shower through a foggy glass shower door. Nothing can be seen, although she is very clearly naked. Scene lasts about 6-7 secconds.
A man is wearing only his underwear in one scene.
Cole’s mother is briefly in a bra, with just cleavage visible.
A woman lays in bed and we see cleavage in her nightgown.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


——”God, I cry out to you from the abyss”

Before we talk about this film, we must admit that I am old enough. In 2000 when the film was released, I didn’t know what DVD was, so when I saw the film, it was five years later… However, it still deeply infected and shocked me.

Many people say that this is a horror film or thriller suspense film, which is also my feeling when I first saw its film poster, but after the beginning of the film, I gradually found that its rhythm is not as tense and depressed as ordinary horror or suspense films. It can even be said that its rhythm is very soothing and melodious, full of lingering warmth and light sadness.

When I wrote this little afterthought, it was some time since I first saw the film, but the shock and thinking brought to me by the film had not dissipated. When I started writing, I had seen it twice. Therefore, when there was no suspense about the film for the second time, its plot and the performance of the actors still deeply attracted me. It has to be said that this film has won six Oscar nominations and two Golden Globe nominations Willis and the cute little child star are really worth watching.

Spoilers, read carefully.

At the beginning of the film, McCann, a child psychotherapist, was shot by a patient who gave up treatment ten years ago, and the young man swallowed the gun and killed himself because of despair. After that, the camera spans the whole year. At this time, McCann found a medical record similar to that of the patient who shot himself that year, trying to recover his regret. The new treatment object is another protagonist in the film, a 9-year-old boy (forgot his name, ha ha). So the story between them began, and everything was logical.

The film developed between two people through mutual exploration and speculation between doctors and patients, interspersed with a few horror scenes of ghosts appearing. However, I saw a clip of the film many years ago, that is, there were three hanging ghosts on the beam of the house, so I thought the film must be full of similar horror visual effects, When watching, I have psychological preparation. On the contrary, I feel that the ghosts in the film are very ordinary, and even haunt helplessness and alienation. This may be the effect that the film wants to create.

I really want to use ‘two people’s loneliness’ to describe the film. Although the boy finally found his own life and happiness, he may still be lonely in the end, “what do you want?” “I want to stop being afraid…”

We should all be, or have been. Growing up in the estrangement from the world, I am afraid, thoughtful, eager for help and can’t find it.

The boy has a natural “ghost eye”. When McCann finally opened his heart blockade through sincere efforts and persistence, he said to McCann with a sad face: “I can see the dead”, “they don’t know they are dead. They walk around like us and can only see what they want to see”, and then fell asleep with relief. How many secrets did we have when we were young and ignorant as children? We can never be recognized by adults when we value it or believe it. McCann certainly can’t believe this. He thinks boys may need more systematic treatment.

When McCann listened to the previous treatment recording, he actually heard someone shouting in the blank of the tape: “I don’t want to die!”. When he finally believed and returned to the boy, they completed the boy’s first action as a psychic medium. They helped a girl who had just died expose the murderer, and the boy finally found himself, no longer afraid, and returned to his childhood joy.

All of a sudden, farewell is inevitable. After the boy participated in a stage play, his face hung a virgin and relaxed smile for the first time. He said to McCann, “we won’t see each other again? We can pretend to meet again tomorrow.” McCann smiled and said, “see you tomorrow.” At this time, we inevitably bring some sadness. They are going to separate, and we seem to say goodbye to something. What is this? Faint, but still can’t say clearly

It suddenly occurred to me that when McCann’s treatment of the boy encountered a bottleneck, he said to the boy demurely and hard: “I can’t help you. I want to talk to my wife again. I want to go back to my old life.” The boy shed serious and sad tears: “you don’t believe me, do you? If you don’t believe me, how can you help me?”, The boy pushed the coin used in McCann’s funny magic to amuse him. With a lonely and indomitable little hand, he said stubbornly, “some magic is true…”. Their two pairs of sad blue eyes entangle each other and are difficult to give up. I seem to see a child’s fearlessness and dependence on the adult world and an adult’s respect and sincerity for children.

At the end of the film, the boy and his mother hugged each other tightly, and tears sprang up in an instant. We were infected by our family

And McCann, McCann also found his own world… At the moment when his wedding ring slipped from his wife’s hand while he was sleeping, he quickly stepped back, towards the abyss, towards the unknown, and the film reached a climax at this moment. Just as the raging flood rushed in an instant, McCann was surprised to find that he had actually died a year ago. He recalled the boy’s words and the moment when he was shot and died. Scenes of language and lens cut through. He was incredible, angry and sad. However, he finally accepted it.

When he sat quietly beside his beloved wife, he knew that the eternal parting was near, and the unspeakable pain was flowing in his heart at the moment.

He said:

“Honey, I’m leaving… Maybe I’m still here because I want to help someone.”

“Sleep well. Everything will have a new start tomorrow morning.”

The wife smiled in her deep sleep: “good night, McCann”

“Good night”

Perhaps, after watching the film, we all have to ask: are we still alive? Or just see what we want to see?

Is it yourself or others who really need help? When McCann said that maybe he was still there to help someone, did he mean himself or a boy?

“When people lose something, they often think it was stolen, but in fact, it was just moved…”

—————————————–

This is a film review written for more than ten years. At that time, it was still very young, and it was just a sincere expression of self. When I came back recently, I was pushed to the first page, which is not a professional film review. Thank you for your little partner’s top. Years are fleeting. I left a pen here. I miss it very much. I hope I don’t forget my original heart.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here