Baby Fish wrote:Stewball wrote:(500) Days of Summer
2001: A Space Odyssey
Detachment (a recent movie and my current favorite best ending)
Master & Commander
Stranger Than Fiction
Detachment?? Ok, I am in love with the movie, but the ending is probably the weakest point in the film for me, it's so predictable (and a little over the top).
Haha! I completely forgot that Stranger Than Fiction had such a good ending!
Funny you should mention those two films. STF being about an author who was known for her endings, and in her current effort, she started it off with "Little did he know", which could have started off [i]Detachment.
I think its fair to say that Kaye isn't a sentimentalist, so either he's shifting, or there's something else going on here. I of course, am advocating the latter. I think he's a true talent and one who is proud of this effort, so what could be the problem. I think you've inadvertently(?) touched on it using the key phrase, "over the top". I think what he may be saying that there's no such thing as over the top love, in fact the greater the unrestrained commitment, the greater the love, and we need more of it. I really don't think it's predictable. In fact, the movie had been such a downer I'd decided it was going to end that way, I just wasn't sure.
And how much greater an obstacle could one have to one's love than being sent away. And that 'ott' message was greatly accentuated by the downer events that preceded the ending, especially, especially, the abduction scene. And.....Gayle was perfectly cast for the role, especially the abduction scene and that climactic moment which had and needed no lines. I was glad I was a dark theater.
It's funny how things work out. When I first went to see Detachment, little did I know......