When we sit down to watch a movie, we wait for one thing: the ending. The climax of the movie is the most essential thing for the audiences. Like every relationship needs closure, the symbiotic connection between the audience and the movie also needs one. But often it is the case, that people require a happy ending, where the idyllic status quo is restored after a journey of complete obliteration. At times, they don’t know what they want, but rather focus on what they need. A director’s job, therefore, is to keep a check on their needs, and give them what they actually want. A happy ending at times defeats the script, the excruciating pains the autuers go to, to create a not so happy ending. We decided to list some movies and tell you why the endings, though you hate, actually fit perfectly. Spoilers Ahead!
10. Flight (2012)
The Ending: With victory in sights, and an exoneration all but confirmed, guilt overcomes Whip Whittaker admits to being inebriated that fateful day, and goes to jail.
Throughout the movie, if there was one thing that Whip tried to convince everyone of, was his innocence. And in reality, he was innocent. The plane crashed, or was prevented from, due to failure in the left engine. It was a mechanical fault. But his besotted state on that day consumed his life’s love. The death of Katrina Marquez took a heavy toll on Whip, who became embroiled in a tumultuous chain of emotional turmoil. With no possible reprieve in sight, a guilt ridden Whip admits to the crime. Two things happened: he went to jail, and his drinking problem subsided. And that last scene, when his son came in to take his interview, he became a man again for him. The respect that he had lost due to alcoholism, was recovered, and he became a father again.
9. Begin Again (2013)
The Ending: Gretta realizes his love for Dan, and wastes no time in locating him and deciding to confess. As she is about to, she sees Dan reuniting with his estranged wife Miriam. Gretta retracts from her plan, and chooses Dan’s happiness over her’s.