Does anyone remember the movie City Of Angels with Meg Ryan and Nicholas Cage? If you do, then no doubt you remember the incredible story line of a love that is so strong it conquers all obstacles. In the end, all is looking so wonderful and then…
the unspeakable happens.
This is a movie I own and love, but can not watch it due to the ending.
While biking today my friend Amy and I were talking about this movie and she said she hated that ending. Well, so did I, but on the flip of it, it was a powerful way to end the movie.
This made me think of books. Are there books out there that we have hated the ending? And by hate – is that a real “throw the book across the room” hate, or do we secretly love to hate them… they make us mad in an infuriating an awesome way.
While thinking of this today, the book that came to mind for me was Jodi Piccoult’s My Sisters Keeper. If you have not read this, really you must. Of all of Jodi’s books I think this one impacted me the most. SO the basic story line is that this Anna’s older sister Kate is very sick with leukemia. Anna, is a bone marrow match for Kate and so Anna is constantly in the hospital giving of herself under her parents requests to help Kate. Anna, who loves her sister very much but is tired of being a pin cushion for her sister and seeks out a lawyer to help her win rights to her own body. The story is brilliant, and I wont give it away but the very end = explosive. Maddeningly so.
Note: If you have seen the movie and not read the book, it is not the same – the move does not even end the same as the book, and that is another rant for another day… 😛