Friday, 23 December 2011

A Different Ending

I watched Castaway with Tom Hanks for the sixth time.  I have to admit, it's one of my top ten movies.  I have this one problem though with the movie....the ending.

The end is where Tom realizes his wife became his ex-wife and moved on.  Tom is in a pick-up in the last three minutes....trying to deliver this one package left from his island experience.

This scene at the crossroads of some rural area in Texas is a heartbreaker.  You are pretty down because of Tom and his wife breaking up.  Tom delivers this item to the house that is unoccupied and leaves.  He drives back out to the crossroads, and is pondering his direction in life.

This gal drives up and they talk for about a minute.  There's something in the air.  You see this one glimmer of hope in his life.  They part.  He stands there for thirty seconds, and then drives off in her direction.

Frankly, I wished that they'd toss in another two minutes and show Tom and gal sitting on the porch as the sun goes down across Texas.  It would been a better ending.  Instead, you end up with a five-star movie, and wishing it could be just a little bit better.