Owain Taggart wrote:
Pan's Labyrinth. The movie just has one of the ugliest endings ever.
Yep, same here, although I was pissed off at the entire movie and couldn't believe I had sat through it. The whole time, I felt like it was unnecessarily cruel towards the girl. The war going around her, her uncle, and if that isn't enough, the faun being nasty to her in her fantasy, all just bad thing after bad thing happening to her with no sense of happiness or closure for her. And not to mention the visceral gore. It was just too much and of course the ending didn't help much, and I left the theater feeling rather numb. Was my worst moving viewing experience.
Just as bad was Welcome To The Dollhouse
where the main character Dawn Wiener (Heather Matarazzo) is treated like shit by everybody in town and in her school-not even at the end of the movie does she get any peace. And then in the sort-of sequel Palindromes
we find out that
Great movie? Great bullying porn is more like it. And the greatest (backhanded) compliment I can pay to it is that it's the perfect anti-bullying film.