Corrected entry: In one scene Cole's mom says she won the PA lottery and quit her jobs. Later, during the car accident scene she tells Cole she missed his play because she has two jobs and they're very important. What happened to her winning the lottery?
Corrected entry: What does the ghost of the girl who was poisoned need Haley Joel for? She gets him to follow her into the bedroom, where she pushes the box containing the videotape of the poisoning to him. Well, if she can physically manipulate objects and push the box to him, why doesn't she just put the box somewhere for her dad to see? She could pick up a pen and write, "Dear Dad, Mom poisoned me, watch this tape for proof." She doesn't need him at all.
Corrected entry: Why did Kyra (the dead girl) continue to eat the food that she knew her mother had poisoned? And since she had evidence of this while she was still alive, why did she wait until after she was dead to reveal it to anyone? One could argue that she didn't want to disobey her mother, or get her in trouble, but she told on her eventually, didn't she?
Corrected entry: I was wondering - was this movie made by the same people who made 12 Monkeys? In 12 Monkeys, Bruce Willis plays a guy named "Cole" and at one time he says, "All I see are dead people" there's even red symbology and a surprising end. In this movie, the boy is named, "Cole" and says, "I see dead people," and you know the rest...
Corrected entry: In the scene where Cole and his mother are stuck in traffic behind the accident, it's a two lane street, one in each direction. Their lane is obviously backed up. But why is the other lane backed up as well? If anything, that lane should be empty, since they would stop traffic at the point of the accident for that lane, not allowing cars to continue. There's no reason for traffic to be stopped once it's past the accident.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Cole and his mother are sitting in traffic (due to an accident ahead)and Cole tells his mom he wants to share his secret, the mom's bangs and right side of her hair moves as if there is wind, even though all the windows are rolled up.
Corrected entry: In the second scene showing Cole entering his house via key, you can see he uses his left hand to unlock the door, yet he hands the key to his mom with his right hand.
Corrected entry: According to the DVD commentary, the temperature in the movie only dropped when angry ghosts were around (which is why the temperature didn't change when Malcolm was around for most of the movie.) But he didn't seem angry at the very end, and yet the temperature was dropping; his wife was shivering in the cold up to the end.
Corrected entry: Kyra's hand can be seen under the bed just before reaching out for Cole.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Cole tells his mother his secret, you can see that the car next to her in the opposite lane has no one driving it.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Cole tells his mother his secret, all the cars stuck in traffic have Pennsylvania inspection stickers on the lower part of the windshield. However, the car that Cole and his mother are in does not. (01:31:25)
Corrected entry: When Malcolm is outside Cole's building before they speak for the first time, he reviews notes with Cole's name at the top of a page that contained circled symptoms. We see a close-up of the same page in a later shot and can see that it contains notes of their first discussion in the church. But he could not have taken these notes, as he hasn't yet spoken to Cole at the time he is first reviewing it.
Corrected entry: In the "Stuttering Stanley" scene in the classroom, the boom mike makes a prominent appearance over the teacher's head.
Corrected entry: At the end of the film Malcolm Crowe comes down the stairs to the living room. The camera is at a low angle looking up from the living room floor toward the vestibule area at the foot of the stairs. There is a leather covered sofa and two overstuffed leather chairs crammed side by side to fit into the space. Crowe's wife is slouched in one of the chairs. The camera changes to above, the wife falls asleep and drops Crowe's ring, which now rolls over open floor boards. Where did all the furniture go?
Corrected entry: When Cole comes home from school before they play "the game", when he opens the door you can see that it is night outside, but when the shot faces Malcolm, you can see the daylight coming in from outside the window, behind him.
Corrected entry: Cole can only see the dead people and doesn't witness the manner of their death. Why are the three people depicted as still hanging? They should be walking around with maybe strained necks.