AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY New Ending?

ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY New Ending?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 11:53am
It seems as though the movie audiences don't like the original ending of the play/film so there is talk of changing it to make it more upbeat. Oh brother!
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Mark-o
Stand-by
joined:8/19/13
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY New Ending?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 11:56am
so sad!
crushgroove
Featured Actor
joined:6/27/07
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY New Ending?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 11:58am
Happy endings are bull****
sbflyfan
Broadway Star
joined:4/12/07
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY New Ending?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 12:04pm
I'm highly confused... I saw the play on tour and remember Violet sitting upstairs in the attic on the bed, with the nurse holding her and humming a song, then a fadeout.

Isn't that what they're calling the "alternate ending"?
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RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY New Ending?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 12:05pm
I'm confused by both endings? Didn't the play end with her screaming for her nurse not her just sitting alone?
OperaBwayLover
Broadway Star
joined:5/17/07
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Posted: 9/11/13 at 12:51pm
And this is how we got stuck with the BS ending for the 1925 Phantom of the Opera- audiences didn't like the original ending that was closer to the book, so we had to see the Phantom get punished. Also the BS ending for the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire. Why do people always think they have to change something that works fine on its own?
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY New Ending?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 01:14pm
I say who cares! it worked for all the audiences on Broadway. Why change it now? It's not meant to be an uplifting story.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
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Posted: 9/11/13 at 01:17pm
I think it should end with Amy Morton showing up at the house and saying "Sorry I'm late. Did I miss anything?"
JRybka
Broadway Legend
joined:11/6/06
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Posted: 9/11/13 at 01:18pm
It doesn't sound like they are going to change it too too much. I mean other then her being all alone or calling out for a nurse.
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ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
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Posted: 9/11/13 at 01:19pm
The final moment of the play was one of my favorite moments of the entire thing.
#sadandtransparent
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
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Posted: 9/11/13 at 01:19pm
How did it end on Broadway? Wasn't she on the top level yelling for the nurse?
winston89
Broadway Legend
joined:6/18/06
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY New Ending?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 01:24pm
If I recall correctly, she's on the lower level with the nurse in her attic room reading. She then slowly makes her way upstairs and the nurse comforts her.
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FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
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Posted: 9/11/13 at 01:28pm
This is one of those plays where you clap for the house, you enjoy the performances, but nobody can remember anything specific about it except for a funny line at the end of a dinner confrontation.
yes, you
Joviedamian
Broadway Star
joined:11/9/10
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY New Ending?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 01:29pm
When I saw the tour in San Francusco, she runs up the stairs to the attic when the nurse is already sitting on her bed and Violet comes towards her. Violet sobs in the arms of the nurse, like a baby and the nurse sings softly as the lights fade out! That's the ending I saw!
madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY New Ending?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 01:35pm
Bruce Willis' character was dead all along. Have I said too much?
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Roscoe
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
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Posted: 9/11/13 at 01:46pm
Both performances I saw ended with Violet abandoned by her family but ultimately up in that tiny room at the top of the set being comforted by the nurse. Who knows what they're going to do with the film.

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Updated On: 9/11/13 at 01:46 PM
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY New Ending?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 01:55pm
I think it should end with Violet getting into her car while a shirtless Kurt Russell waves goodbye to her then following her down a dark street while she's driving and listening I herself sing "Amazing Grace".
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
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Posted: 9/11/13 at 02:04pm
I remember it cutting to black in the middle of a sentence.

It sticks out in my mind because James Gandolfini was in the audience and he stood and yelled "what a ****ty way to end something!"

....but the world goes 'round
sbflyfan
Broadway Star
joined:4/12/07
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY New Ending?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 02:08pm
I think she should be alone, but suddenly her house gets overrun by a vengeful flock of parakeets.



"I'm seeing the LuPone in Key West later this week. I'm hoping for great vocals and some sort of insane breakdown..." - BenjaminNicholas2

Dr. Jennifer Rinaldi will live on forever. Someone get her a Tony.
Updated On: 9/11/13 at 02:08 PM
Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
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Posted: 9/11/13 at 04:32pm
This is one of those plays where you clap for the house, you enjoy the performances, but nobody can remember anything specific about it except for a funny line at the end of a dinner confrontation.

I don't even remember that funny line. I just remember the uneven dialogue, the kitchen sink approach to family dysfunction, and wondering when the thing would ever end. If the film is making changes, I'm all for it as long as it includes cutting the script by at least a third.
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Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
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Posted: 9/11/13 at 04:39pm
I love that closing monologue:

"Violet had no resistance to the bacteria in our atmosphere to which we have long since become immune. Once she had breathed our air, germs, which no longer affect us, began to kill her. The end came swiftly. All over the world, her machines began to stop and fall. After all that men could do had failed, Violet was destroyed and humanity was saved by the littlest things, which God, in His wisdom, had put upon this Earth."
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY New Ending?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 06:18pm
I hope they use the ending where the plant eats all of New York City!

'cause that was cool.
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brldisteach2
Understudy
joined:11/28/11
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY New Ending?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 07:39pm
Eat the fish eat the fish eat the fish!
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY New Ending?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 07:41pm
A friend of mine told me the new ending they're thinking of borrows heavily from the end of SE7EN.
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY New Ending?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 07:43pm
I think they should do it like "Clue," where you get a bunch of different endings depending on if Mrs. Peacock shows up with a wrench.
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY New Ending?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 07:46pm
It was Barbara in the dining room with the fish.

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