Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, and cutie pie Haley Joel Osment
Directed by: (and written by)M. Night Shyamalan
is a stud Muffin! He is! So what if his hair is...um,
well, he's still a little hottie. Now after years of watching
him and drooling...I can drool
some more. Sixth Sense is a slow moving-albeit fabulous
A young boy, Cole Sear (adorable Haley Joel
Osment) has a sixth sense. He can see things others can't.
Naturally, it's not happy fluffy angels helping him on his spelling
test, or a handsome manly man with a look similar to Ralph
Fiennes...Nooo, they are creepy, evil, awful things...worse
than old reappearing boyfriends. Cole's sudden outbursts in school,
and pesky drawings of mutilated people he's produced has drawn
attention to him. The teachers fear he may be a bit off. Ya think?
Enter Dr. Malcomb Crowe (Bruce "smirk mouth" Willis).
The good doctor happens to have a few issues of his own to put
to rest, so to speak, and this further encourages him to help
the little nut case. Dr. Crowe it seems, lost a patient with a
similar profile to young Cole's a while back, and he is determined
to assist this troubled young lad.
Dr. M is determined
to stop Cole's deathly hallucinations. Or are they hallucinations
at all? Whahahahah (<- evil laugh). As Dr. Crowe discovers,
some magic is real. The skin on the back of my neck stood at perpetual
attention. This poor kid. Man you thought the Boogieman was a
bummer? Tah, that's nothing. The Boogieman was actually two rows
behind me, cowering.
But Dr. Crowe isn't succeeding all too well and he's also is having
some marital problems at home. His beloved wife has become cold.
She also seems to be cheating, reminiscing about how they used
to be and popping Zoloft like Sweet Tarts. This is not a good
sign that all is perky pink; they could be heading for the divorce
Things have a funny way of turning out though, and believe you
me, you won't see it coming. Young Haley Joel Osment- besides
his ridiculously snobby Hollywood name-is a great little actor.
I wept and snorted.
Bruce does a strong job of bringing us into his world. Nice to
see he can act. I mean, lets face it, his other movies-didn't
really let him stretch. Go see this and be prepared to be shaken.
It's a great movie.
Recommendation: Snow Cones.