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Old 03-29-2015, 10:35 PM
 
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In 'Castaway' Chuck (Tom Hanks) had a soul crushing experience at the end of the movie when after being rescued at sea after leaving on a raft the island on which he had been marooned for years, and hoping to be reunited with his fiancé Kelly (Helen Hunt), he finds that she is married to another man. They both had been the love of each others life, but she thought she would never see him again and had to move on with her life. The thought of her had kept him going while he was on the island, and to find that he had lost her was soul crushing. But he bore it well.
Yeah, felt bad for him but it's still a happy ending for him, he's alive! And I'm sure he's thankful for that.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:56 AM
 
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In 'Castaway' Chuck (Tom Hanks) had a soul crushing experience at the end of the movie when after being rescued at sea after leaving on a raft the island on which he had been marooned for years, and hoping to be reunited with his fiancé Kelly (Helen Hunt), he finds that she is married to another man. They both had been the love of each others life, but she thought she would never see him again and had to move on with her life. The thought of her had kept him going while he was on the island, and to find that he had lost her was soul crushing. But he bore it well.
What I found "soul crushingly" disappointing in that movie was the fact that he left the island at all. He had everything he needed to survive, and decided to risk his life on the open sea just because he was lonely for other people! If I were there all alone and had developed all the survival skills he had, I'd never try to leave the island. I'd just live contentedly. But I have no innate craving for the company of other people. They're fine in appropriate doses, but I could live quite nicely without them, if I had water, food, and shelter.
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:14 AM
 
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What I found "soul crushingly" disappointing in that movie was the fact that he left the island at all. He had everything he needed to survive, and decided to risk his life on the open sea just because he was lonely for other people! If I were there all alone and had developed all the survival skills he had, I'd never try to leave the island. I'd just live contentedly. But I have no innate craving for the company of other people. They're fine in appropriate doses, but I could live quite nicely without them, if I had water, food, and shelter.
And a volleyball to talk to.
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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True heartbreak is when you try to yell only to find you can make a sound.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyaDlIirJnw
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:40 AM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Angel Heart (1987) with Mickey Rourke.
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:46 AM
 
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Glory.

After it was over, the house kept the lights down, and but for the sounds of sniffling and jagged sighs, the entire audience sat in silence for the duration of the credits. This was in Virginia, to boot.

History is history, and there could be no other ending to that particular movie. But it was devastating just the same.
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Glory.

After it was over, the house kept the lights down, and but for the sounds of sniffling and jagged sighs, the entire audience sat in silence for the duration of the credits. This was in Virginia, to boot.

History is history, and there could be no other ending to that particular movie. But it was devastating just the same.
I was going to choose this movie as well. Excellent final scene. Minor correction: the final scene is at Fort Wagner near Charleston.

“Glory” Regiment Attacks Fort Wagner, 150 Years Ago — History in the Headlines


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz3sZiVAO0k

Though this final scene leaves more or less with a sense of pride rather than sorrow.
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Devastating.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX1csOAu1IM
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:00 AM
 
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In 'Castaway' Chuck (Tom Hanks) had a soul crushing experience at the end of the movie when after being rescued at sea after leaving on a raft the island on which he had been marooned for years, and hoping to be reunited with his fiancé Kelly (Helen Hunt), he finds that she is married to another man. They both had been the love of each others life, but she thought she would never see him again and had to move on with her life. The thought of her had kept him going while he was on the island, and to find that he had lost her was soul crushing. But he bore it well.
Yeah it was definitely sad, but in a way, he was also relieved and was able to move on as well.
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Old 03-30-2015, 02:52 PM
 
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Dirty Mary Crazy Larry great action film but that ending is horrible
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