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The Sixth Sense (Movie Review Sample)

The movie is the Sixth Sense. Instructions from the course are as follows: Each student will view a movie and complete a 3 page critique of the movie designed to explore the nature of the crisis presented and will then suggest steps for alleviating the crisis, teaching coping skills, and developing resiliency. A special section should assess the grieving process of the primary victim and whether they effectively grieved through the loss. The paper must be written in proper APA format. source..
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The Sixth Sense, Movie Review
The Sixth Sense
Lichtenfeld (2004) describes the movie as a psychological thriller 1999 movie. The movie was directed by M. Night Shymalan and tells of a troubled boy’s story. The boy is able to see and talk to the dead people and a troubled psychologist tries to assist him. Dr. Malcolm Crow is a child psychologist and returns home one night with his wife Anna Crow from a ceremony he was honored for his excellent work, to find an intruder who appears aiming a gun and accuses the psychologist of failing to assist him. The ex-patient (Vincent) was treated by Dr. Crow for hallucinations as a child. The young man shoots Crow in the lower abdomen and seconds later directs the gun to himself. Dr. Crow is visited by a young boy Cole Sear, with a condition similar to Vincent’s. He is very dedicated to the boy though he is always haunted by doubts over his failure to assist Vincent, he is worried of the deteriorating relationship between him and his wife, who complains that everything else including herself come second after his job. He suspects that she is cheating on her. Cole trusts the psychologist and discloses to him that “he sees dead people who walk around like regular people” (Lichtenfeld, 2004). Crow at first thinks Cole is delusional but on second thoughts he learns that he might have the same abilities as Vincent. He advises the boy to try and communicate with the ghosts, thus finding a purpose for his gifts. At first Cole is reluctant as ghosts scare him; nevertheless he decides to give it a try.
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