"Wendy" is a fast-paced and suspenseful drama that depicts the emotional turmoil of a young woman, a newlywed's woman, who's in search for identity as a part of society. The film follows Wendy's gradual development as she realizes how the sudden loss of her husband has changed her life forever and what's to follow. Online Movie Reviews: "Wendy" Review. "The Lost On an ancient island where time and aging have come to unglue, Wendy must struggle to save the joyous spirit of childhood from the imminent danger of growing old." (Official Synopsis) Director: Benh Zeitling ('Beasts of The Southern Wild', 'The Secret') Screenplay: Benh Zeitling ("Beasts of The Southern Wild", 'The Secret') Starring: Jenny Slate, Molly Parker, Alicia Vikander, Kirsten Dunst, Ethan Hawke, Linda Hunt, Kevin Dunn, Rene Russo, Eddie Buscemi, and more.
"Wendy" (directed by Ben Zeitling, a former film student and actor who has since directed more than one film) is a suspenseful drama with a twist ending and a very strong and touching ending. We never think we are going to get to the end of the story until, well, there's a twist ending at the end of the movie. It's hard to put into words just how powerful and moving the ending was, especially to those who aren't as emotionally invested in the story as I was.
I can say without a doubt that I found the end of the film to be my most cathartic moment as a storyteller. I found myself crying while watching the end because it was a culmination of all the emotions I've felt throughout the story, all of which are based on personal experiences that I have had with loss of love and happiness, and all of which are rooted within me.
In summary, "Wendy" is an incredible story about a young woman named Wendy, who is forced to realize that her happiness is no longer available because of her husband's disappearance. When that happens, she has to find a way to replace the lost happiness, and get on with life, even if it means finding happiness elsewhere, like a new love, or a new job, which was the catalyst for her storyline.
I'm also a bit confused with the choice to use footage of Wendy as part of the plotline of the Serie. I get that the actress is great at what she does, but when the film ends, the audience doesn't care how amazing Wendy is, they want to see more about the other characters. I felt that the ending was a little forced, so much so that I felt like they tried to make it as ambiguous as possible. It felt like an odd decision to use.
Overall, I thought the ending was fantastic. I also liked that it was done in an unconventional way, using footage that didn't really belong in the film, but was still an interesting, effective way to finish the film off.