Plot holes/inconsistenci es/unanswered questions
Just saw this one again for the third or fourth time. Guess I'm still looking to make sure I haven't missed the answers to questions I have about problems with the film that prevent it from being and outstanding thriller. And these are:
1) When Adrianne calls home to check on her daughter while she (Adrianne) is at the museum function, why doesn't she use her husband's office phone, instead of asking Harvey if she can use his? Of course, then she probably wouldn't have been the one to find Thomas' body, but it's not like her husband planned it that way.
2) It becomes obvious, I think, fairly soon that "Jack" is the one who planned to meet Adrianne at the restaurant as Adam Lucas. But why? When he comes to Adrienne's office, he mentions that he had been there a year before. He has obviously been scoping her out in the meantime, but why wait a year to come up the suberfuge of the "blind date" (or a business meeting--it was never stated in the movie why Adrianne was meeting Lucas) as an excuse for recognizing her when he came to office?
3) Although "Jack" seems to have planned this whole scenario fairly carefully, he makes some rather careless (or maybe arrogant?) mistakes, such as watching his little girl in her room at night, kissing Adrianne while she's half-asleep, staying in the loft until Adrianne comes home and finds Lillian, showing up at his girl's school and taking her (wouldn't the school have notified Adrianne if her dauther disappeared or left with an unauthorized person?), leaving cards with Daniel's name on them where they could be found, showing himself when Lillian returned to the apartment.
4) Why did "Jack" set this whole thing up? Anyone who commissions a fake Egyptian necklace and pays for it with $10,000 in travel's checks can't be hurting for money; so one wouldn't think he was after the $2,000,000+ authentic necklace for the money personally. And if he really was being blackmailed by someone named Daniel who knew him before and killed him off, why steal his identity and use it to start over? Why not just revert to his old identity as Frank Sullivan? And how were the police able to ID "Jack" from the car accident? If everything was burned, how would they have been able to ID the car, anything he had left inside, etc., that would have pointed to him?
5) I saw no indication of how much time had passed between "Jack's" supposed death and Adrianne's finding out he was alive and had assumed another identity, including marrying and impregnating someone. However, one would have to assume that several months to a year had passed for him to have met someone, married her, and being expecting a baby shortly. A little bit better time frame would have been helpful.
6) Are we supposed to assume that Lillian is dead? (poor editing?)
Sorry, but as riveting as parts of this film was (including the score), there are just too many holes to make it a top-notch mystery.