** Lots of potential spoilers**When I started thinking about movies that have a "freakishly weird" ending, I started realizing I could barely remember the end of a lot of movies, particularly ones that have "freakishly weird" parts in them. So I'm going to go with a movie with an ending I hate instead. So my post will be retitled:
Movie Meme Day 26 - Worst movie ending
There are lots of movies where the ending is really sad because someone dies (The House of Sand and Fog, Cold Mountain), or just annoying because the main couple doesn't end up together (My Best Friend's Wedding) or both. However, there are also movies where you can feel yourself disliking a movie unless the ending resolves in a satisfying way, and the one that I'm choosing for this post has my least favorite ending because it does almost nothing to redeem the 2 hours you've spent watching it. The Pursuit of Happyness is the story of Will Smith, and his real-life son Jaden, playing a father and son down on their luck. We watch them go through divorce, eviction, living in a shelter, sleeping in a subway bathroom, etc. They drive us deeper and deeper into his sadness and hopelessness. And then we get one moment when Smith gets a job and they walk down the street and you're supposed to know everything will be all right. THEN IT ENDS. No payback for experiencing all their sadness by sharing in some of their joy. It just ends. I hate it.