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So... what was that ending all about?
For me it operated on a gut level, just seemed "right", like the perfect way to end the film (although I'd also sympathise with anyone who thought the ending was frustrating, wanky or a narrative cop out). Kind of a bravura gesture, risky but it works for me.
I guess the big question throughout is How much of this shit is really happening and how much of it is in her head, and the ending reinforces the ambiguity.
Such a great film, best thing I've seen for ages. If you watched it on DVD, did you also watch the short film included that's sort of a practice run for MMMM? Loved that too.
where it feels like the director just didn't have an ending, as opposed to good ambiguous endings where it seems like they do, and the ambiguity is deliberate (Doubt, 12 Angry Men, The Grey, to give three examples I've seen recently).
I think it makes the ending even better though.
but i tend to like ambiguous endings, regardless of merit. Great film anyway, she's definitely the best olson sister.
Starring Adam Sandler, in cinemas May 15th
Look, Seriously, I Really Didn't Like It So Just Take It The Fuck Away
Don't agree that the director didn't know how to end it - I think he knows what 'happened' but refused to share it.
also I guess the open ended nature of the final sequence could, as well as showing a potential threat, equally represent how she was still troubled by her past.
not normally a fan of those types of endings but it seemed fairly appropriate in this case.
Most jump-out-of-your-chair-and-put-your-foot-thru-the-TV ending I've ever seen. Still pretty great though.
but also felt chastised as if the director was telling I was missing the point if I wanted something dramatic to happen, cos that wasn't the point.
Unfortunately I was told it was one of those films where the less you know the better. This led me to assume there would be some surprises so the ending annoyed me- pity since it was amazing but left me disappointed. My problem really- I'll go back to it in a few years.
Although I'd say your/my only problem is preferring a film that has a more satisfying conclusion
it reminded me of the ending of Hidden where you're not quite sure what you've seen.
I think it's ambiguous whether the cult members are really chasing her or whether she's just paranoid. I think they're probably not at that point. It's great because she obviously is paranoid (the way she reacted to the guy at the party) but they could have tracked her down if they wanted to, as she phoned the house! I think she sort of wants them to find her in a way too, as she still sort of feels like they're her family, even though they're evil.
that they knew where she was all along. What clinched it was when I remembered her waking up in the middle of the night having heard the thudding noises of stones being thrown at the house.
Although she might've been dreaming...