10 Movie Endings With Disturbing Implications You Totally Missed

9. The Couple Are Doomed To Repeat A Hellish Cycle Every Day For The Rest Of Their Lives (50 First Dates)

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50 First Dates stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore as a rom-com couple, Henry and Lucy, who stumble upon an interesting problem that hinders them from having a normal relationship: Lucy suffers from severe memory problems after being involved in a horrific accident, which makes falling in love a particularly difficult task.

These memory problems are so bad, in fact, that she completely forgets the awesome date that Henry takes her on at the start of the movie. When he sees him the next day, she can't remember who he is, so he spends the runtime going on awesome dates over and over again. Lucy thinks it's Sunday, October 31st of the previous year every day, you see.

At the end of the movie, there's no way to fix this problem, so Henry hatches a plan: she can wake up everyday and watch a video which explains that she's married to him, and that they have kids. She gets over this, and resumes her day. Aw.

But wait... This is going to happen for another forty years? Though the ending might convince you that this plan is workable, it totally isn't. Especially on those days when she wakes realising that she's pregnant. Or that she's not young anymore. Does Henry really want to commit to a life like this?

Imagine in thirty years time, for example, that Lucy will wake up to discover her children (children she never remembers having) are old - and she doesn't know a single thing about them. Imagine the burden of having to fill in the gaps of time every single day for the rest of your life - and the more time that goes on, the more you have to explain in the aftermath of Lucy having viewed the tape.

Make more tapes, you say? Bridge the gap? But what a way to live: your life as a constant project. I know these characters are supposed to be truly in love, but c'mon - this is a terrifying existence for everybody involved. Especially the kids. And especially for Henry, who has to try and win over a human being every day for the rest of his life. What if he's busy or not around when Lucy's watched the tape? Or dead, for that matter? What if she freaks out and goes insane on one particular day?

I mean, love is love, but look closely and there's a dangerous (and seemingly endless) amount of wrong to be associated with this bizarrely-rendered situation.

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