The End

1978

Action / Comedy / Drama

6
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 58%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 47%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 2907

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Burt Reynolds as Wendell Sonny Lawson
Sally Field as Mary Ellen
Joanne Woodward as Jessica Lawson
Robby Benson as Father Dave Benson
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Reviewed by chez-3 7 / 10

Burt's show but Dom steals it

"The End" is a black comedy that should have been even darker. Had it been I think it would have been regarded as a classic. Burt Reynolds stars as a man who finds out he's dying and decides he's going to kill himself. After a lackluster start where Burt sees his parents, his daughter, etc., he goes into action. And that's when the film buckles down and takes control for the last half.

After a failed suicide attempt Burt is placed in a mental hospital where he meets fellow patient Dom DeLuise, who is as nutty as a loon. Dom decides to help Burt fulfill his dream of suicide and the laughs keep coming. Dom is so good in this film that we really miss him every time he's off screen. Burt is good in the film and has a classic moment at the end when delivers an impassioned soliloquy to God. That is worth the price of admission (or video rental), if you see it in its un-cut form.

Reviewed by Mister-6 8 / 10

The living "End"....

Death is serious business, no doubt. No moreso than the people who come in contact with it. In fact, is there ANYTHING funny about dying?

If you're Burt Reynolds and you find out you only have a few months left to live, then YES. And the evidence is in one of his maiden directing efforts, "The End".

As a terminally-ill man, Reynolds practically drives himself crazy trying to get his life in order and end it at the same time. However, he has to deal with an inattentive ex-wife (Woodward), flaky parents (Loy and O'Brien), an even-flakier girlfriend (Field), an overly-mature daughter (MacNicol), a dense lawyer (Steinberg), a novice priest (Benson) and a schizophrenic mental patient (DeLuise) who wants to help Reynolds reach his end goal in the worst way.

The topic is morbid, to be sure, but there are indeed (dark) laughs here. Reynolds' hand never falters and he makes the most of every scene he's in as a man who's at the end of his rope (literally, in one case) and can find no solace even in chasing down a funeral procession to find out what the guy in the hearse died of.

To say that DeLuise steals the movie isn't enough; he steals it, runs for the border, makes a clean getaway and never looks back. There is more bad taste to be had when we discover his character is Polish and Dom then rattles off a few bad Polish jokes to Reynolds. "Kids can be cruel", Reynolds consoles. "What kids", DeLuise responds, "I heard these from my parents!" How inspiringly nasty. My one favorite scene has to be where Dom tries to help Burt jump out of the bell tower in the mental institution he is incarcerated in (You're right: it's not high enough!"). It's great and there's a lot more scenes like that, sprinkled throughout.

For some of us, though, it's hard to laugh at suicide, let alone death. But the morbid, gallows humor here doesn't celebrate death like a lot of bigger-budget movies do - this is a movie about life, living and doing everything you can while you have the chance. And THAT is really what "The End" is about - not the end but everything you do before the end gets here. And in that respect, Burt succeeds.

Eight stars and a golden noose for "The End" - the movie that'll make you love life...and think twice about coming near Dom DeLuise with a Polish joke. Ever.

Reviewed by barfly99 ([email protected]) 9 / 10

Touching yet hilarious, a highly original black comedy

THE END should be, and one day will be, reappraised and acknowledged as the classic it is. The premise isn't great for a comedy - a dying man reordering his life in light of his impending demise - so that it works at all is a credit to Burt Reynolds as both director and star. The balance of tragedy and humour is perfect throughout, particularly in Burt's various suicide attempts, and it was a masterstroke casting Dom DeLuise as the amiable lunatic so keen on helping him die. The final reel is one of the funniest in movie history, and Frank Sinatra's "My Way" has never been put to better use in a film. Doctors should lend this film to patients when they inform them of terminal illness - death has never been so much fun.

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