It’s no secret that Hollywood loves its happy endings but for many people, it’s the unhappy or ambiguous conclusions that end up being the most memorable ones. The question of the week is: What are your favorite unhappy/ambiguous endings?
Note: This Q&A is obviously going to be full of spoilers. Read at your own peril!
Few movie endings can match the bleakness of the conclusion for 1995 crime thriller Seven. Word is that star Brad Pitt had a clause in his contract that prevented anyone from altering the film’s controversial ending or he would walk off the set. Absolutely no one at the time expected this dark of an ending in a movie featuring the playboy from Legends of the Fall and the guy who was Driving Miss Daisy (Morgan Freeman).
Throughout the entire story, the viewer is hammered with the hopelessness and decay that pervades David Fincher’s world. When we are offered one tiny ray of light, Gwyneth Paltrow and her unborn baby, it’s crushed with one of the most atrocious ending in film history: Her severed head in a box and Brad Pitt’s character completing John Doe’s cycle by committing the seventh deadly sin.
Your turn! What is your favorite ambiguous or unhappy movie ending? Let us know in the comments!
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