He got his full set of teeth after the scene where he was forced to ingest the eels. Director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Ring) uses a … Explaining the ending and themes of the mysterious A Cure For Wellness directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth and Jason Isaacs.\r and that they were only ordering him to go to Switzerland as they knew that if he didnt get Pembrooke back one of them would be the fall guy. Februar 2017 in die US-amerikanischen und am 23. A Cure for Wellness ist ein deutsch-US-amerikanischer Mystery-Thriller von Gore Verbinski aus dem Jahr 2016. With being such a strange film, this video by FoundFlix his a handy guide to events from this horror film. What was up with Lockhart’s visions? That the movie presents this idea of being part of various systems and that those systems want to control the individual. Premiere hatte er am 10. “are you sure I have another treatment today I have just had one?” she was being used but went along with it. Omg! Lockhart is dead and Volhmer wins. A Cure for Wellness (2016) Ending Explained. I can tell what I undestood but I may have missed some clues to the plot as it is complex and misterious on purpose. Explaining the end of A Cure for Wellness, the various ways movies end, what “wellness” is in this story, what the “cure” was, and how this gives us Lockhart’s creepy smile. I think the Lockhart at the end is a clone of young Volmer with Lockharts face. Februar 2017 in die deutschen Kinos. The impression I come away with is the point of the movie wasn’t the wellness center and what went on there, it was exploring the journey necessary to turn a success-driven corporate millennial like Lockhart into someone who throws away his career-path for something more…bohemian. A mental disease, a fantasy in which he escapes everything to an ideal future, is what finally changes him. By the end of the movie, he’s a star college football player, no longer socially challenged, with lots of confidence. Lockheart realises whats going on but pretends to go along with it. I love gothic style books they are so absorbing but the one problem with them is that they never have a satisfactory ending as the story is within the symbolism throughout the film or book. On the way to the SPA he talks to the driver and this is me as after a breakdown I realised that getting to the top was not actually what I wanted in life it was just something that I wanted to look good in society and once you stop worrying or caring about a climbing the corporate ladder life becomes a lot simpler and happier as with the driver he was happy where he was and didnt buy into all the bullshit of not being anything in society just because he is not ambitious and is happy where he is. While all the characters in A New Hope do have scenes that result in shifts from positive to negative or vice versa, by the end of the movie none of the characters have really changed. A fight ensues and ultimately Volmer’s face is ripped off to show the hideously burnt face from years and … Truth? At the start of the movie, Bobby is 31-years old, with no formal education, and full of social and confidence issues because his overbearing mother limits the life Bobby has. You don't have to use spoiler tags in this thread. Is that really him? By the end of the movie, time resumes its normal course. My take on the film is the main character is in a day dream about how he can get himself out of being the fall guy when it comes the the inconsistencies in the data when the merger takes place. Almost all of that is plot that’s pretty easy to get answers on from any summary (like wikipedia). But Phil Connors is not the same Phil Connors. And by seeing the amazing results he started to get a sense of power. And in using the cure he somehow got his missing teeth back. And, to me, Lockhart’s smile points to him being in the same situation: he is “happy” in an unreal way. When he smiles at the end and has a full set of teeth, it got me thinking that maybe he started consuming the “cure” (the liquid collected from all those people that’s inside the blue bottle). He peddles away. Is it being an artist and having a career as an artist? Some of both? But to give them the feeling that infact we are helping you have a better life and are looking after you. In reality, he is still trapped, maybe by his past, by social conventions, or even physically by his body (and/or the spa). User account menu. Plot Explanation 200 years ago. By the end of the movie, Lockhart would be, in a way, cured. She’s at her menacing best! It is not the real world he is pedalling into: it is illusion, delusion, madness. Wellness, in this scenario, stands for being part of a society, and that all society’s (whether it’s the corporate world or a wellness center) have their own trappings. The Baron. Because that’s the only way one could hope for a cure”. When Lockhart crashes into the car you see that Lockheart realises that his company no longer has any hold over him(or indeed ever did its just you think they do) and that he has seen the truth behind corporate greed. He no longer needs to be a drone in the system. So they offer him a deal as they know as Lockhart says, that it wont just be him that is taken down but someone on the board. Again its bullshit fed to us all our lives that we need to make it to the top and its looked down upon if you have no ambition. To be a healthy part of that system means to subjugate yourself to its rules. Which to me alludes to someone ridiculing going away to relax like a holiday and that you should be in touch with the office all the time via phone or email etc and that corporations dont want you away relaxing even though its your holiday. What’s not so clear is that last moment, with Lockhart peddling, smiling madly. So the message to me is about choosing life over working for a faceless company who will use up take everything you have put into it chew you up a spit you out on the other side without you realising what has happened until its too late and its a message for everyone. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. He smiles that terrifying, too-wide smile most of us associate with the Joker or an anime villain. Der Baron ist der son­der­bare, fin­stere Arzt Dr. Volmer. been waiting for. She started to realise there was more to life and that there was a darkness at play and that life wasn’t all about working. The Finale of A Cure For Wellness Explained. February 2nd becomes February 3rd. I’d say Dr. Volmer also forshadows this late in the film: he actually tells Lockhart “Do you know what the cure for the human condition is? To me, the ending simply means Lockhart really hasn’t woken up; it is all a dream/fantasy/madness and he doesn’t know it, just like the ballerina. Both the character and situation have had a change in charge. A Cure For Wellness has DeHaan starring as an arrogant executive who barges into a isolated wellness center to retrieve his blissed out boss from the clutches of the dubious Dr. Heinreich Volmer (Jason Isaacs). \rLet me know your thoughts down below!\r\rIn this video I:\r-Break down the INSANE story in A Cure for Wellness\r-Make sense of the ending and that creepy final shot\r-Scar ourselves from water, eels and dentists. This comment, yes he realises that become immortal is the cure! Ideally, every scene is a STORY EVENT.Look closely at each scene you’ve written and ask: What value is at stake in my character’s life at this moment? He could be still trapped in the device and all the scenes played out in his mind. As you see when Hannah had her first period in water, she attracted eels and they didn’t eat her like they did with everyone else. He’s gone rogue. Why end there? A SCENE is an action through conflict in more or less continuous time and space that turns the value-charged condition of a character’s life on at least one value with a degree of perceptible significance. No worldly possessions. Thank you sir! Are plot and character given equal emphasis? On first watching A Cure For Wellness most viewers will be clear on how the “wellness center” is actually a nefarious front for a mad scientist’s plans for immortality. The Empire had been untouchable and on the brink of having the weapon to control the galaxy unchallenged. Februar 2017 in die US-amerikanischen und am 23. The only other way to explain his teethe is that the dehydration caused the hallucination of the moment when his tooth fell out, the moment his other tooth was pulled out and in the scenes where it showed him without teethe. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. An explanation of Gore Verbinskis newest film. But infact you are just fish fodder who in reality they couldnt care a less about you and the only goal of the corporation is the survival of that corporation, and at present in order to survive it needs to merge (i.e the baron and sister). I like the concept that he became Volmer, but for me was in a more metaphorical sense. The answer is almost certain to be “exposition.” It’s there to convey information about characters, world, or history to the eavesdropping audience. Volmer, intent on creating his heir that he has waited for for the past 200 years, ties up Hannah and is ready to impregnate her. The scene has activity—talking about this, doing that—but nothing changes in value. However his ameture attempts will get them caught when the merger happens. 11. Immediately, Lockheart snaps back into reality and the true horror that lies between the cracks and within the walls of the rehabilitation center/spa. Change ), A CURE FOR WELLNESS (2016) Ending Explained Video #horror, Mama (2013) Ending Explained Video #horror. Here’s a breakdown of the ending, including why some made the choices they did. Lockhart comes up against strict rules on visiting times which is only a few hours (work time cant see anyone until have finished work taking up YOUR life). Adam Chitwood unpacks what it all meant & why Damon Lindelof stuck the landing. He could go to prison and be shafted by a 12 inch black cock or he stays with the company and does there bidding and be fed tainted water instead through a tube both ways he is being shafted just through different means. That gives the alternative perspective at the end that even though someone can think they are ‘cured’ or better, doesn’t necessarily mean they are as he is suffering from a severe mental disorder. Arguably, he didn't want her near the water for a simple reason. From there on, could everything just be a daydream? Let’s start from the beginning. Log In Sign Up. Such promises of restoration have made the Volmer Institute the go … But infact he hasnt been brainwashed and is waiting for his moment. Love? A more refined and intelligent person. The call to action for Lockhart was to save his job. If exposition is a scene’s sole justification, a disciplined writer will trash it and weave its information into the film elsewhere.No scene that doesn’t turn. Han the same Han. Especially since Volmer keeps reiterating the idea that there’s nothing else in society besides “pressure” and “impurity”. That is possible. How is that value charged at the top of the scene? Sign up to follow what we’re watching and writing. Das Drehbuch schrieb Justin Haythe. Phil Connors is an egotistical jerk who, for reasons he never discovers, has to relive the same day over and over again. Well, there was a point where Hannah says; Lockhart is different, he’s young. A Cure for Wellness is set in a sanitarium built atop a mountain aquifer whose waters have restorative powers. When Hannah confronts Lockhart for how he made her hope she could leave, Lockhart smiles and gives a vague answer as if been brainwashed like others. The baron and his sister and then when that was thwarted the Baron and Hanna. Oh, and was Lockhart’s company important? 43% We work to round every scene from beginning to end by turning a value at stake in a character’s life from the positive to the negative or the negative to the positive. The biggest problem with A Cure for Wellness is that it feels like three scripts crammed into one movie. They know the rules and as they say to him his bending of the rules is ameature to what they get away with. A movie like Star Wars: A New Hope tends to emphasize the plot changing due to character actions rather than the characters changing due to their action. Positive? Knowing what we know now about endings, what do you think Cure is doing? Also, the eels didn’t eat Lockheart either when he was doing that water tank therapy session or whatever you call it, ha. While the spa burns, which may be a true event or just a hallucination, the patients dance and enjoy the view and feel happy. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. 21 Responses. There is a lot of mirroring of the real life events going on and his daydream has turned it into a kind of vampire-esc story. But she wasnt entirely sure and therefore went along with it still. They are still in their own reality, not even worried or saddened that the place they love to be in is burning down! That’s what makes you “well”. Both? He went from living in his mama’s house to getting married and going to start his own life. Most companies are about greed they expect you to do there bidding and to dont care abut your health or what effects it has outside of work i.e family etc. But rather than showing that kind of negative emotion, Lockhart smiles. Negative? sorry its so long I am sure there is more I could have said but I think its a lesson for us all that there is more to life than work and people should wake up to this sickness in life we all walk through it in a daydream some more than others and only wake up when its too late and realise was giving my life to a job worth it. This makes more sense to me with the last smiling scene. In the office at the beginning one of the corporate says “why would you take the waters in the 21st century anyway its so outdated” whilst staring constantly at his phone. Well detailed.. love it, but I can’t agree with you on the whole Lockheart realising , yet “pretending” to go along with the whole brainwashing facade. This is the same in real life the company takes what it wants with you believing they care and when in fact they couldnt give a shit and soon as you become surpless to requirement you will be gotten rid off or as in Pembrooks case used as a scapegoat. Make a note. They dont realise in the SPA that in actual fact they too are being used and once they have filtered what they want out of the body the will discard you. Remember he said Lockhart was the key he had Der Film kam am 17. Tell us what you thought of this video, made me want to rewatch the movie.The post A CURE FOR WELLNESS … Those patients at the top of there game in the SPA also dont understand the villagers dislike of the SPA. How’s the immortality work? It is possible that it was a psychiatric hospital and Lockhart burnt the building down and ran away with Hannah who was susceptible to influence as she was a vulnerable patient also. Negative? I think you have a similar view of the film as I do my take is below. Poll. So what’s the aim of The Cure for Wellness? He can assume the personality of Baron now that the fishes are in his system that’s why he is smiling. A CURE FOR WELLNESS ist gar nicht gezielt darauf aus, zu schocken – auch Jump-Scares sucht man in dem Psychothriller vergeblich (wenn man einmal davon absieht, dass der im Trailer groß angekündigte und visuell überragend inszenierte Autounfall zu Beginn des Films tatsächlich so plötzlich kommt, dass man sich hier gern erschrickt). Lockheart wants to stop the merger and Hanna no longer trusts the Barron or as in the corporations it realises its a takeover and fights back. The merger of the corporations is taking place as you see in the phonecall back to the office but its not going well and the Barron is trying to merge with Hanna. In this case, “wellness” could be the typical American life that Fight Club rails against so heartily. Is it living in the woods, off the land? Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Looking to watch A Cure For Wellness? Esp the last scene the corporate lady asked Lockhart ‘have you lost your mind?’ and his reply ‘I’m feeling much better’ and smiling manically cycling away. Positive? Can there be an angle where Volmer somehow managed to duplicate himself, as in his desires inside Lockhart? Is it being part of a commune where everyone looks out for one another? Dezember 2016 beim Butt-Numb-A-Thon Filmfestival. That’s okay because the important thing wasn’t the character development…it was the story. Short version: Jason Isaacs'Dr. Next turn to the close of the scene and ask, Where is this value now? (probably Hanna as I think the sister merger may have happened in the past and was thwarted by a share holder revolt or something and this was why Lockharts father was thrown to the dogs as a scapegoat but the son survived and was slow to realise what really happened to his father and thought he was weak so he went a long with what the company wanted). Also any comments that clearly show the commenter has not seen the film IT WILL BE REMOVED. Dezember 2016 beim Butt-Numb-A-Thon Filmfestival. Which is why it makes sense that his bosses show up at the very end, demanding answers from Lockhart. Mirror this and these top people believe that within the corporation they are special and have got to the top with they hard work and diligence and the company in turn has given them what they want in life. I think Hannah is a made up figure to make the story make sense. Der Film basiert auf einer von Verbinski und Haythe gemeinsam erdachten Geschichte. No, it’s someone else. I think the worms inside of him took over and control him, the same for her. Then you have a movie like The Waterboy. If we’re giving the benefit of the doubt, then the cure for what society thinks is wellness is madness. Zusammengefasst: Die vollständige Erklärung von A Cure for Wellness. 11 [A Cure For Wellness] is actually about paranoid schizophrenia. Adherence to this principle may be difficult, but it’s by no means impossible. But it could be there and I just don’t remember/didn’t catch it. With being such a strange film, this video by FoundFlix his a handy guide to events from this horror film. Cause in the beginning he is obsessed with getting more power and prestige at the company – and I think maybe the movie is hinting that we never truly change. Official Discussion: A Cure for Wellness [SPOILERS] Discussion. Warning: mild spoilers follow. Movies are typically made of two essential things. The exact nature of the eels. Psst, want movie updates? Corporations take as much as they can, whilst feeding the idea they care but what they are giving you it tainted the money the idea you are successful in life which is the water the SPA persons are drinking. After watching the movie last night and being puzzled by the watch stopping scene, my take is we are looking at a kind of day dream about vanquishing corporate greed and how we should all take note that life is more than working hard day in and day out for some faceless company and when it suits them being fed to the fish or in this case the eels who frenziedly attack and feed of the remains in order for the corporation to survive. The barron wants the new union with Hanna as said before this could be seen as the second attempt at a merger the first having been with the sister which was left in ruins and the scapgoat was Lockhearts father and lockheart survived without knowing what happened. Such a great explanation this needs to be made into a video Over 200 years before the events in the film there was a castle in Switzerland where a Baron once lived. Just like the other patients. He has Hannah and the bike. It is a nonevent.Why then is the scene in the story? ( Log Out /  But by the end, the Rebels have destroyed the weapon, leaving the Empire completely vulnerable. A Cure for Wellness is a 2016 psychological horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and written by Justin Haythe, based on a story co-written by Haythe and Verbinski, who were both inspired by Thomas Mann's 1924 novel The Magic Mountain. He knows this and possibly the reason for his sneering smile and the fact he has saved the other company it could well be that he could be in line to get to the top there (or marry Hanna). Compare that to something like Groundhog Day. Gore Verbinskis Mystery-Thriller »A Cure for Wellness« ist weder mysteriös noch spannend. Ultimately, Lockhart defeats Volmer and escapes with Hannah. A Cure For Wellness hat einige Horror-Elemente, will auf unsere von Konsum und Machtgier zerfressene Gesellschaft aufmerksam machen und alles mit einer Legende um einen Baron und seine inzestuöse Beziehung zu seiner Tochter vermischen. Unless it was just a movie mistake – but I think they made it quiet clear to showcase it in the end. Der Film kam am 17. “we are happy here why would we want to leave?” Same as a job you think you are happy at the top with wealth etc why would you want anything else? Volmer has been kept alive and seemingly ageless thanks to a supposedly vitamin-based curative potion that he and his staff/followers have been creating by manipulating the bodies of the spa's largely wealthy patients. The company or the Barron survives with many different faces but all with one objective “for the company or the Barron” to survive at any cost and that includes feeding off anyone who works for them or is at the SPA. He writes about complex movie endings, narrative construction, and how movies connect to the psychology of our day to day lives. So, to me, Lockhart’s too perfect final smile is a symbol of him trying to heal himself by getting mentally ill. After all, the physical “diseases” he endures (accident, torture, the supposed stress-related issue, physical fights) just keep him tied to his view of being in a hostile environment. Firstly we should find out what “pure bloodline” is and why Volmer decided to marry his sister. His riding away is too vague. Posted by 3 years ago. Please remember this is a spoiler friendly zone. Sorry for my bad English. A more selfless person. And/or that you can be ill in various types of ways such as being obsessed with material possession and also mental health which could also highlight the need for a balance with control and making success and taking care of your mental health. As with most mergers they are infact takeovers and sometimes hostile takeover Hanna as the Barron said would be like her mother where first of all they would resist but would relent in the end. Never thought of that. Luke is essentially the same Luke. Korean Movie: The Call Ending Explained (2020 Netflix) Hi, this is Barry, and welcome to my site. I just did my first viewing of the film, so excuse me if I missed enlightening details. They say this when they talk about the guy who had the heart attack and how he was straight and a family guy and basically not suited to what they want. A presumption of course. How is that possible, if he had two teeth … Press J to jump to the feed. Unusually young patient Hannah (Mia Goth) was actually his similarly slow-agi… Make a note and compare. Volmer's various water-based treatments were dehydrating the people following them, and it's implied that drinking and bathing the strange water taken from the reservoir - the one the eels live in, and the one they dump corpses in too - was the cause. If we’re being critical, then I don’t necessarily think the movie provides a satisfactory answer to Lockhart being cured. Did he ever made it out from that strapped in device which was meant to collect life essence? Building a fantasy world to his taste would be the only true way he has of escaping his past’s events, be it the feelings about his father’s death, or a way of life he has come to loathe at some level, or the humiliation for being exposed as a crook, or the infamous spa. 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