Kamis, 13 Agustus 2015
Thursday Movie Picks: Movies with Devastating Crushing Endings that Makes You Want to Weep
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Prepare your tissues, bucket, and heart, because this week's theme is devastating crushing endings that makes you want to weep. Now, I almost mismatched MAKES YOU WANT TO WEEP with depressing films. So I watched a couple of films with devastating endings. Yes, they have devastating and crushing endings. But instead of making me weep, they just depress me. So I rack my brain and here are the three films that make me weep.
Atonement (Joe Wright, 2007)
I get it, these people who involved in Atonement's film were trying to make me feel my own feels. If that's your mission, congratulations, you accomplished it!
I guess what makes Atonement's ending is so crushing because it shows the ugly Murphy's Law and how a second chance for a tiny mistake can be unavailable. We have this certain illusion that things will work fine and we will arrive in a "happily ever after" but...shit happens.
Never Let Me Go (Mark Romanek, 2010)
I'm not great with deep analysis and reading between the lines. In my humble opinion, it shows that realizing how much you've wasted your life is more torturing than being dead.
The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum, 2014)
Whoever knew that a man's service to the world could be overlooked by his sexuality? It really pained me how some people's action can be forgotten by trivial things.
The worse part? There's a fat chance what The Imitation Game's ending shows us is just a very small piece of Alan Turing's real suffering.
Wow, I just realized all of my picks are British films.
Life is Beautiful (Roberto Benigni, 1997)
Letters from Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood, 2006)
5 Centimeters per Second (Makoto Shinkai, 2007)
The Boy with Striped Pyjamas (Mark Herman, 2008)
Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance, 2010)
A Werewolf Boy (Jo Sung Hee, 2012)
Ain't Them Bodies Saint (David Lowery, 2013)