Disappointing Movie Endings

I don't know why this came to mind when I was listening to a workshop on backstory (which is really good - Lynn Kerstan is a hoot, and she used to be a nun!) But I was thinking about Bridget Jones (the first) and how the ending really bugged me. So...Mark reads what she's written about him in her diary, storms out....to buy her a new one? Is this not against everything we've known about him to this point? Was this jarring to anyone else? Now, I can't check the BOOK'S ending because I loaned it out to Cindi's sister and NEVER GOT IT BACK (never mind that the woman now has a vacation home in CO....whatever....). What was the ending in the book?

Another one I was disappointed in (don't hate me, Janice) was How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Of course you knew their secrets had to come out, but the singing bit? Screaming at each other in front of everyone in the world? I thought that was over the top and it ruined what was otherwise a cute movie.

Other than the last two Matrix movies, Secret Window and Van Helsing, I couldn't think of anymore movies that would have been keepers except for the ending. What about you?

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Toni Anderson said...

I didn't like the ending of the Horse Whisperer. I wasn't keen on the book ending either, but the Hollywood version watered everything down too much! It was beautiful but I wasn't happy about the ending :)

Tracy Montoya said...

I could't stand the entire movie of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Mary. I think reading good romances has made me way too picky when I watch a romantic comedy film. They all seem to suck to me. Also, I just watched Hitch the other day, and that ending was AWFUL. I totally wanted Will Smith to drop that nasty girl who never printed a retraction and go find someone else. (I like Eva Mendes, but her character was hideous.)

Marianne Arkins said...

French Kiss.

City of Angels.

Sweet November.

Sorry... I absolutely require a happy ending with no strings attached.

Anonymous said...

Yes, City of Angels--I didn't like that ending at all. Very disappointing.

I think I've blocked out many of the others...

MJFredrick said...

Tracy, I liked the beginning of the movie - I think Kate Hudson is so cute, and when she was moving her things in I cracked up, but then....

You're right, though, about being picky about romantic comedys. The only keepers I have are Love Actually, Bridget Jones and Two Weeks Notice. I did like Hitch, though.


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