THIS SERIES IS CREATED BY WANDERING THROUGH THE SHELVES
With trying to pick out movies with endings I didn’t know were endings, Twelve Monkeys also came to mind pretty quickly. Bruce ending up at the beginning which was his ending, but also the beginning? That is pretty messed up! Yet that doesn’t come as a surprise for a time travel film. Those tend to mess with the timeline the most. Twelve Monkeys has one of my favourite Brad Pitt performances too. I just love it when he is a little bit crazy, and off-center. Which, come to think about, is something he brings to all his performances. Some more off than others, but all a little… quirky. Now I miss Brad… better watch Snatch. again!
Another one of those messing with your mind films is of course Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It’s one of Jim Carrey’s best roles, if not THE best. It’s heartbreaking, surreal, completely nuts and very good! Visually, Eternal Sunshine shines bright as well! There are numerous scenes that will stay with you for a while. But I think the true strength lies in its script, penned by Charlie Kaufman. The rest is simply enhancing the story that Kaufman has created. The narrative structure is super complicated but also, very beautiful.
Not gonna lie, Destroyer was the first film that came to mind for this week’s theme. The ending melting into the actual beginning as if it is the beginning!? In Destroyer that melting process is so good, that it actually messes you up a bit by the actual end. Yes, it’s that good! Which is part of the reason why I liked this film so much! Another reason I liked the film was the performances. Nicole Kidman was great, so transformed and raw. But so was Sebastian Stan, who stole the movie for me. Him in those tight jeans!? I mean, sure I was watching the film for the plot, but definitely not all the time. But a little bit of hotness was good, in the middle of such a dark film. Because honestly, Destroyer was super dark.
I absolutely love this week’s theme because it’s so great to talk about fun movies. And mixing the narrative is fun stuff. It’s also a bit spoilery, if you’re me and me picks a theme within a theme. This time I’m recommending movies with the kind of endings in the beginnings that you don’t realise are endings before the actual ending. The end.