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Old 04-24-2010, 03:47 PM
 
Location: An absurd world.
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I thought this would be an interesting thread. I'll start it off.


187-It's a 1997 film. The acting was good, but the ending (and really the whole third act) turned me off. There have been quite a few movies that explore nihilism as a practical approach (ie. Fight Club), then acknowledge its limits and/or outright reject it. 187 is the opposite. It instills a sense of hope in the viewer, only to end with full blown nihilism. It does not bother me if a movie examines nihilistic impulses, but this movie ends with them.

Just my thoughts.
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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the horse whisperer. . . they should have followed the book ending. . . movie ending didn't "fit" with the charachter!
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:17 PM
 
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Circle of Friends. The ending was different than the book.

Pretty in Pink. Shouldn't she have ended up with Ducky???
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:55 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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"I Was a Prisoner on a Chain Gang", with Paul Muni. 1932, I think.

I threw a sock at the TV at the ending.

"I Steeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaal"
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Cobb County, Georgia
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Fight Club. I was like what the hell?
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Old 04-25-2010, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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I thought the ending to fight club was brilliant!

In the original Pretty in Pink, Andi ended up with Duckie, but test audiences wanted her with Blaine ... I'm sure that ticked off the late great John Hughes, but he gave the audience what they wanted.
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Old 04-25-2010, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Fight Club would have been nothing without the ending. It was pretty much the whole point of the film.

I hated the ending of Devil's Advocate. Basically, the entire story never happened because everything was reset at the end.
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Old 04-25-2010, 02:23 PM
 
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Gran Torino! I like Clint Eastwood. His Mystic River and Unforgiven are two of my all time favorites. The rap against him has always been he can get a little scmaltzy, can go for the jugular at times, but at the end of Gran Torino when he faces off the gang with just his finger I thought was bit too much.
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Old 04-25-2010, 02:32 PM
 
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"Boogie Nights", it was great seeing Juliane Moore and Heather Graham's boobies and cooter but then at the end Wahlberg had to show his shlong
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Cobb County, Georgia
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Fight Club would have been nothing without the ending. It was pretty much the whole point of the film.

I hated the ending of Devil's Advocate. Basically, the entire story never happened because everything was reset at the end.

Help me out what was the point? Durden was a figment of imagination to Norton's character. Durdens role and what he stood for made sense throughout the movie. But at the end when Norton shoots himself in the cheek and doesn't kill himself how did that release Durdens control on Norton? How did a failed sucide attempt "kill" that part of him?
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