One Day, the Anne Hathaway/Jim Sturgess will-they-or-wonâ€™t-they think piece, hit theaters this weekend. While it made a respectable showing at the box office, it bombed with the critics. Besides looking like found footage from Reality Bites, I think the movieâ€™s surprise sad ending might have been the real nail in the coffin (spoiler alert: pun intended).
Movies pulling the old one-two emotional punch at the end is nothing new, but sometimes a character dies and youâ€™re less â€śBoohooâ€ť than â€śWTF?â€ť Or at first youâ€™re like â€śBoohoo,â€ť but then later youâ€™re like â€śWait, seriously WTF?â€ť Usually itâ€™s because a characterâ€™s death seems not only sudden, but also totally unearned. In an instant, a movie becomes a sucker punch. Shame on you, Hollywood. You lazy sadists, you. Here are nine moves that pull the last-minute death trick: More