Would Shawshank Redemption be better if the ending was left ambiguous instead like in the book?

Would Shawshank Redemption be better if the ending was left ambiguous instead like in the book?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ambiguous endings are always shit.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Movies women will never understand

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      my gf loves Shawshank and really liked Master and Commander, but didn't laugh once during Dr. Strangelove....you can't have anything

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do inmates really keep in contact after release?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Red didn't have anyone and Andy didn't want him to end up like Brooks so he invited him over to drink beer on the beach

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah. I hang out with a bunch of guys I met on the inside. Its funny because we would have never been friends normally but we all get a long really well. Its nice to see them every once in awhile.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Do you guys ever contemplate pulling a heist? Like Heat or Ocean's 11?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't Andy like rich or something?
    Why is he wasting his time on that old junk boat?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You wouldn't understand.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Some people just need to always be working or working on something to feel like they exist.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This is pretty much every person (male) I know over 50 years old. They don't watch tv they tinker with things, they have music or talk radio playing sure but they are always building, organizing, doing something, hell my 90 yr old grandpa just built a patio with blocks and made his own chairs. I wish I had that motivation. Tv really is the ultimate drain on productivity

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's a you thing

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, after his escape there's a scene where he goes to the bank and withdraws all the money he laundered for the warden using the fake name he invented as a scapegoat.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not all of it, 300k. A small portion

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          He literally closed the account with all the money in it

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The money saved to the account of his new identity. Red even says its not all the money himself.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Which was not all of the wardens money you silly sausage.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Personally, I would've ended it right after Red says "I hope", and then show a distant shot of an island, MAYBE with a boat, but no Andy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Same. Feels really forced as it is.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >The Sisters taped him whenever they wanted
    >..So yeah, anyways

    Great movie

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What was the ending like in the book?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Andy was a giant spider the entire time

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Red finds the rock and Andy's note along with a few hundred bucks and then he promptly spends it on heroin and nods off imagining catching a bus down to Mexico.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The same. It just ends with him on the bus. The beach scene was added to placate fickle morons.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      he says “I hope…” and then the screen fades to black after the view of the pacific ocean

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The real ending is Red going back to prison for robbing, raping and killing Andy

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