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In Reply to: RE: 'The Little Things': 3 Oscar winners share scenes . . . posted by Billy Wonka on January 29, 2021 at 20:06:43
What did you make of Deacon sending Jim the red barrette at the end? The whole meaning of the movie depends on that gesture, BUT could it really relieve Jim of his guilt? Since the killer was still out there and the investigation was still on, more bodies were bound to show up, and Jim would know he killed an innocent man.
Did I miss something or have I got something wrong. The movie was just so so, but the barrette deal made a mediocre, cliched script seem like just bad writing.
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I think the barrette was an attempt to save Malek from a life of obsessive guilt. After all, he re-lived Deke's life.
Remember the mile marker where Jim told Deke a body was found? No coincidence that the Leto character was lurking there. They got their man.
But Leto had a police scanner in his apartment. He could have known the mile marker. PLUS, isn't the purpose of Deacon and Jim's journey together that they both kill innocent people? You know, the whole past is present and present is past dialogue.
Deke called Jim on the phone about the mile marker and specifically asked if that info had gotten out. It hadn't.
My daughter and I thought it was just okay.
Certainly won't be memorable.
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