The Three Sadest Movie Endings I've Seen So Far
I Sat Over Two Hours For This !!!!
I have this habit of not reading movie reviews for fear of getting too much information on a movie, thus ruining it for me. This is why when I write a review, I try not to give too much away. I wish I had read the review for these films, these endings were total bummers. I know there are many more out there, these are my top three:
#3 Million Dollar Baby- Directed by (and starring)Clint Eastwood as a small time boxing trainer approached by a female boxer (Hilary Swank), who wants him to train her. Morgan Freeman works at the gym owned by Eastwood, all three bring excellent performances to the film, which I really enjoyed until Swank's character gets injured. It's all pretty grim and downhill after that. Let's just say if there is a part two, Swank won't be in it...if you know what I mean.
#2 The Perfect Storm- One day The Perfect Storm comes onto cable, since I never seen it, I watch it. My older brother wanders into the room and joins me. I am really getting into this film, which is based on the true story of a crew of fishermen who want to go after this supposed amazing haul of fish in dangerous waters. George Clooney and Mark Walberg head the cast of characters. Now, because I didn't read any reviews, I have no idea this is a true story. So, these men are fighting this storm with everything they got, through like the whole film, and I think yeah!They're gonna make it !. Then it kind of just cuts to a memorial service, put together by the small town these fishermen were from. And I am looking confused, and I ask my brother( who has seen it before me) "uh,where are the survivors?". He looks at me like I am the stupidest person alive and says "there are none,they all died". Let's just say I had some colorful language (inherited from my father,may he rest in peace) to emphasize my unhappiness. And then he told me it was a true story. Everytime someone mentions this film in front of my brother and I, he looks at me and cracks up. He still thinks it was so hilarious. I am still not laughing.
#1 Into The Wild- Sean Penn directed this film, and did an excellent job, this is also based on a true story. No, of course I had no idea when I rented it. The cinematography was great, and Emile Hirsch did such a great job portraying the main character. The movie is about a man, Christopher McCandless(Hirsch), who graduates college, gives away his $24,000 savings to charity (unbeknownst to his parents), and hitchhikes to Alaska(which his parents were also unaware of). Now, I can handle the giving his money away part, and I think everyone should try taking journeys to different places (it doesn't matter what method of travel), but the not informing his parents or younger sister part is just crazy. As a parent, I really felt for his mom. He was gone well over a year, and didn't even try dropping the family a postcard, they had no freakin' idea where he was! Well, I guess he wanted to live his way, I don't think he planned on it ending the way it did. A great movie, but just too sad for me to see again.