Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Plot Swap~ Alternate Endings

Friday Plot Swap

Dawn's Plot Swap
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Let's talk alternate endings
I love watching the special features of DVDs that have alternate endings and I have read a few books that I wish I could rewrite the ending because "That was not how things were supposed to turn out!" 
I'm using movies as examples today, but feel free to swap books endings too.
In the examples, the original endings will be revealed so if you don't want to know. Don't click!
First of all,
Mostly I found this movie too true to be funny, but I did enjoy it until this scene. Yes, this is a scene most of us have experienced at one time or another, but I don't go to the movies for reality! 
How would you rewrite this? They don't have to end up together, but this was just awkward! 
First, I will freely admit: I did not enjoy this movie.  It is one of my husband's favorites and we have frequently debated its merit. Anyway, after sitting through the FOREVER longness of  him being on the island, off the island, whatever, the ending left me beyond frustrated. He didn't have to end up with Helen Hunt, but HELLO, I NEED SOME CLOSURE!

Sorry, it is huge. I can't make it smaller.

And last, but not least.  One of my absolute favorite movies:

 I LOVE this movie. Love, Love, LOVE this movie. But the ending, while understandable, always leaves me wanting more. Does Claire use Bender to get back at her parents? Does Allison secret hook up with Andrew? Does Brian become ruler of the nerd world? I NEED to know!
I couldn't find video with just the goodbye scenes. So, here is The Breakfast Club in Four Minutes.

So, Swap with me! What endings would you rewrite? 


Jessica R. Patch said...

I didn't like Castaway either. I'd rewrite the end of The Time Travelers Wife. The ending was heartbreaking.

Dawn Alexander said...

I haven't read that one. I had a feeling it would just make me cry.

Lindsay Cummings author said...

i have been so bad at stopping by your blog!!! but i'm here now, and I miss you girl!