Plot hole: In the scene where she goes to her house after escaping there is no police tape on the front door even though it is a crime scene. Earlier the police searched and taped her office - it only makes sense that they would do the same to her house.

Plot hole: In the shower scene when Miranda is being cut, everyone in there, including the guard, sees her getting the cuts out of nowhere. Yet they all say, she did it to herself with a scalpel although one was never seen or found. Don't they think if she did it to herself, they would've seen it?

Plot hole: There's no way the guards couldn't see Miranda in the swimming pool. For one, you can see clear to the bottom of the pool. And their flashlights shined clear to the bottom. And when she emerges, she screams. They should've heard her since they just exited the pool area.

Continuity mistake: When Halle starts screaming while busting through the barricades, her windshield cracks on the lower driver's side. After the car stops there's no crack anymore. (01:04:40)

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie when Halle Barry is talking with her husband in his office, every time a shot cuts to him sitting at his desk, the way items are arranged on the desk changes.

Continuity mistake: When Miranda (Berry) took the guard's car and skidded to a stop by the sinkhole the front passenger wheel was angled toward the driver. A few shots later as the camera pans away from the car the wheel is straight. (01:05:00)

Joel Gordon

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Miranda escapes and goes back to her house, we see flashbacks to her husband's murder, including one of Miranda in the bathtub filled with water stained red from blood. When the flashback ends and we return to the present, the tub is spotless, even though there should be at least remains of blood there.

Audio problem: In the scene where Miranda is at her home looking at the photo of her and her husband, she says "why me?" but her mouth does not move. (01:10:55)

Audio problem: After Halle Berry escapes she is driving with two hands on the wheel - but the engine sounds indicate she is changing gears, and the gear stick is seen in previous shots.

Plot hole: You are the police looking for an escaped madwoman who killed her husband and is in denial. Where is the first place you would look? If you said her house, congrats, you are smarter than the cops in this movie. Yet Halle Barry manages to spend the entire night there (she escapes just after midnight) crying over pictures without so much as a knock on the door.

Revealing mistake: When Halle Berry is speaking to her husband about Chloe, she mentions the medications she has given her. She pronounces Haldol like "Haddadol." As her character's a doctor, she would know the proper pronunciation of the medications. (00:06:15)

Nicole Sheldon

Revealing mistake: Rain doesn't fall in a circle pattern as seen, revealing the use of a rain maker.

Chloe: It was the only way to help him stop.
Miranda: Stop what?
Chloe: Stop fucking me.

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Trivia: Halle Berry had a small problem while filming. In the middle of a take her wrist was fractured by Robert Downey Jr. He apparently grabbed her too hard.

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Question: I do not understand how Miranda and Chloe are both released from the psychiatric hospital at the end. Chloe is in there for a completely different reason, not tied to the situation with Miranda. There is no proven link between her and Miranda's husband and the other murderer, they are two people that met in the psychiatric ward and Chloe was being abused AFTER she was admitted, or have I missed something? Also, how exactly is Miranda released anyway? As I envisage it her court case defense went something like "Look here Mr. Judge and 12 members of the jury, I was possessed and that's what made me kill my husband. It was not me that did it, even though it was me I was not in control of my body, a ghost made me do it because my husband was a bad man" - and the 12 members of the Jury thought this was OK? and the judge was very much "Yes, of course, we all understand you were not in control of your own mind and body, a ghost possessed you to commit this heinous crime, I'll release you?" Seriously? In all likelihood this reason alone would have her stay in the mental hospital extended! It makes no sense why the two of them would be released at all. Regardless of the fact that her husband and his best friend's crimes have been exposed, she still murdered her husband and it was not in self defense. How could her and Chloe (who is unrelated to the case in every way) be released?

Answer: Plain and simple, it's bad script writing and there's a number of other examples of "that wouldn't happen in the real world" that unfortunately we're suppose to accept. Although, if one had to justify it, you could say; when Miranda was in the hospital, she had not been tried and convicted yet, so when her trial did occur, Miranda's lawyers did not use the "I was possessed" defense and was found not guilty because of reasonable doubt. Or the DA's office made a deal with her because she was a high standing member in the community who exposed a number of issues and may have gotten parole instead of jail time. And Chloe was Miranda's patient before she herself was admitted to the psychiatric ward. At that time, Miranda never believed Chloe was anything but delusional and after spending time in the hospital as an inmate, she believed her and once she was free, she worked on getting Chloe released by stating she was not insane.


Answer: Early in the movie we learned that Chloe's mental health was a result of rape related trauma and Chloe claimed to have been raped by "the devil" but Miranda did not believe her. She believed this was a memory of her being raped by her step-father resurfacing. But, later when she seen the tattoo on the chest of a man in Chloe's cell, she realised that she was really being raped by someone or something and just didn't know what it was but as the movie progresses Miranda begins to put the pieces together as the spirit of Parsons leads her to the truth. At the end of the movie Miranda tells the sheriff about her suspicions and what she believes "Not Alone" means. As the conversation deepens she realises that the sheriff, her husbands life long best friend, fit this description and her suspicions are confirmed when he confesses. Although she may not have learned that he was Miranda's rapist untill she sees the tattoo on the sheriff's chest. In the end when the rape stopped and the doctors realised that Chloe was not lying or delusional, her mental state improved and she was released.

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