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What was this movie?

Trying to remember a movie I saw when I was a kid. I think Michael Caine was in it, and he went to a massage parlour. [more inside]
posted by skinnydipp on Sep 29, 2016 - 6 answers

They thought they got away with it

Can you provide examples of movies that end with a particular kind of reveal? [more inside]
posted by Otto Franz Joseph Leopold von Soxen-Puppetten on Jun 24, 2016 - 32 answers

Can this friendship be saved?

I e-mailed a friend of 8 years recently, saying I'd be in the area and asking if she wanted to get a drink. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2015 - 25 answers

Coping with Friendship Blues

I wrote this question. I've been thinking a lot about my friendship with that guy, specifically how to proceed with it. Small blizzard under the fold. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2014 - 14 answers

Planet of the Apes: Is Doctor Zeius Proved right?

In Planet of the Apes Dr. Zeius is a religious zealot, and his goal is to not have is vision of the world upended. He denies he truth of Taylor and at the end destroys Cornelius' dig site. As he is leading Cornelius and Zira away at the end he says that what he is doing he is doing for the good of all the apes. I used to take this as an act of hypocrisy, but on re-watching it this line is juxtaposed with Taylor's discovery of the Statue of Liberty. It feels to almost be implying that Zeius is right, that progress is not an inherent good. What is the intent of these last few scenes meant to be? [more inside]
posted by ArthurBarnhouse on Jul 12, 2014 - 12 answers

I need out of this situation, extremely complicated. Help?

I am in a relationship and my feelings have changed. I am financially dependent and feel horrible about it. I feel trapped. How can I fix this with the least amount of collateral damage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2014 - 33 answers

Can't remember old (50s? 60s?) horror movie - only remember the end

I think it was in black and white. It was definitely in English. Not sure if it was American or British. [more inside]
posted by Meep! Eek! on Dec 26, 2013 - 5 answers

How many endings to stories are there?

Various writers and critics through the years have claimed that there are only X plots (with X being pretty variable) and at the end of the day, all stories boil down to one of those plots. But today I'm asking specifically about endings. How many different endings can there be, and what are the main ones? [more inside]
posted by Naberius on Sep 25, 2013 - 11 answers

Buddada buddada boom? Song ending.

I'm looking for the correct musical/technical term (if such a thing exists) for that last part of a live song, where the band lingers on the last note(s) before ending it. We're all familiar with it: bass and guitar shredding, cymbals swelling, culminating in that final, sweet, satisfying crash. I'm asking because my band never seems to get it right. [more inside]
posted by monospace on Mar 28, 2013 - 14 answers

How do I break up with a therapist?

How do I break up with a therapist? [more inside]
posted by cheeserk on Dec 14, 2012 - 13 answers

Need a dance song with a dramatic ending

[asking for a friend] Dance song with a dramatic ending? [more inside]
posted by Lemurrhea on Sep 9, 2012 - 3 answers


I'm looking to compile a collection of a certain kind of codas or outros or tags. Like, when the song is over, and the musician or band has to tie things up into a neat package, they may play something like this classic. (OK, maybe that wasn't so neat.) I'm not just looking for the well-trodden, but also for someone's unique stamp on the well-trodden. The ironic or earnest. Rock, jazz, classical — any genre! [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jul 26, 2012 - 11 answers

Need a movie with a specific ending from battle scene!

Looking for another Movie Scene... A war movie with a good ending, specifically a scene that can be used to show: 1. the skills the soldiers or people learned will be used in their normal life or 2. that there will always be more battles to fight. [more inside]
posted by fozzie33 on Sep 27, 2011 - 4 answers

Movies with ambiguous endings

What movies have an ambiguous ending? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Aug 12, 2011 - 62 answers

Enjoyed the Movie, Confused About Ending

I just saw the movie "Ink" (2009) and would like to understand something...(SPOILERS INSIDE) [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on May 28, 2011 - 5 answers

baby birds, nest, robin, death

Circle of Life Filter: What terrible thing probably happened to the baby birds on my porch? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on May 19, 2011 - 12 answers

Looking for a good ending

Looking for books with good ENDINGS. In finishing a book there are a lot of times where you are left thinking "wow, that was great... except that last 20 pages. Arrrgh." What books would you recommend with GOOD endings? I emphatically do not mean happy endings; some of the most pleasurable endings in my memory are ambiguous, or even clearly unhappy ("the bad guy wins"). [more inside]
posted by whatzit on May 11, 2011 - 80 answers

How should I tell a therapist I don't want to see her anymore?

I'm most likely over-thinking this, but I'm having trouble phrasing the email I need to send to a therapist I just started seeing letting her know that I've decided not to continue with her. [more inside]
posted by zahava on May 3, 2011 - 16 answers

Relationship feels it's nearing its end ... again. Need advice.

My relationship of 4 years is hanging on a precipice today, with the final decision left entirely in my girlfriend's hands. Even if she elects to continue, should we? [more inside]
posted by solidus on Nov 12, 2010 - 80 answers

I just finished "Infinite Jest," and, um... what?

I finished reading "Infinite Jest," and anyone else who's read it knows I hardly even need ask, but, um, huh?!? Can someone please explain the ending for me, or link me to some good analysis? [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack on Nov 7, 2010 - 17 answers

How does "The House on Carroll Street" end?

How does "The House on Carroll Street" end? Our DVR malfunctioned and it cut out at the point where the agent was disarming the bomb. [more inside]
posted by caroljean63 on Jan 17, 2010 - 1 answer

Is it time to go even if it hurts to do so?

Is it time to move on? Long story. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2009 - 29 answers

Am I ready to leave therapy?

Am I ready to leave therapy? And if so, how do I do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2009 - 17 answers

Frailty the movie

Frailty the movie: did I get all of that right? (Needless to say, major spoilers inside!) [more inside]
posted by Iosephus on Jan 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Please halp me grok

[spoilers within] Please help me understand the ending of Haruki Murakami's Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. [more inside]
posted by drgonzo on Jul 30, 2008 - 11 answers

She might leave for a job for good. How do I enjoy the month until I find out?

She might be leaving for good in one month, or not leaving at all. We find out in one month. How do I not ruin the next month for myself and her by being miserable about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2008 - 10 answers

Name that TV show. Gasmasks, hotel rooms, eggs and dead maids.

Name that TV show. Gasmasks, hotel rooms, eggs and dead maids. [more inside]
posted by slimepuppy on Oct 29, 2007 - 5 answers

Help, I'm trapped in a conversation and I can't get out

How do I end a conversation politely? [more inside]
posted by dersins on Sep 12, 2007 - 37 answers

Is that the ending, or did I lose a page?

I got Kyle Baker's King David graphic novel from the library. In this copy, the very last panel is of David and Bathsheeba discussing their son's breathing. Is this really the end, or have previous patrons depaged the book? I can see it as a very somber, elliptical ending, but that's not really Baker's style, to me.
posted by blueshammer on Apr 2, 2004 - 3 answers

Stuck On You

How does the movie Stuck on You end? Some friends went to see it recently. There was some technical problems with the projector, and they had to leave before seeing it. It's driving them crazy, but not crazy enough to sit through it again (If you haven't seen it yet, expect the thread to contain spoilers).
posted by willnot on Dec 30, 2003 - 3 answers

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