Completion Explained is a recurring series in which we explore the ends, mysteries, and themes of exciting movies and videos, new and old. This time, we are announcing the end of Joe Wright’s Netflix entertainment, The Woman in the Window. It contains spoil.
Joe Wright‘s Woman in the Window, based on the best-selling 2018 book of the same name, takes the idea of distortions and adapts to a new level. Although the video includes a number of colors, there is only one guarantee when you sit down to watch: you can expect the unexpected.
The film follows child psychologist Anna Fox (Amy Adams), who is very agoraphobic, and refuses to leave New York City brownstone. Anna does not see anyone face-to-face, but when the family moves across the street, they become more in love with their lives. Receives a tour from young Ethan (Fred Hechinger), and the two are an unexpected friendship. Later Jane (Julianne Moore), a woman whom Anna believes to be Ethan’s mother, exchanges drinks and refers to her husband Alistair (Gary Oldman) they are cruel. Things get even worse when Anna sees someone stabbing Jane through the window, and she believes it was Alistair angrily.
Being a difficult person, no one believes Anna. Instead, the real Jane (Jennifer Jason Leigh) he also appears at his house to assure her that he was thinking everything. Is Anna being beaten? Did he think it all? Or is there a third way?
Ding ding ding. The final, catastrophic end comes just as Anna is about to commit suicide when police remind her that the root of her agoraphobia was a tragic accident that she forgot about killing her husband and daughter. Which, unmixed with the flaws of accidentally disturbed by the neighbors, only weighs heavily on him. Anna wrote her suicide note, but before going further she found out that Ethan had been hiding in her house for about a week. He looks at her alive, and he wants to see her die again. Ethan is devastated by death, and, wait, ordinary assassin!
He killed “Jane” who was his biological mother because she was not a lover. It was not his first murder, as Ethan also killed one of Alistair’s co-workers – the death which, when discovered, first convinced Anna that Alistair had a history and was able to kill Jane. Anna doesn’t get mad after all, and she’s not hurting, either. Instead, he just has the wrong idea in his mind. Ethan asks if he can watch Anna commit suicide, but his self-destructive desire is replaced by his survival, and they both have a final scene that ends in Ethan falling for a while until his death. Even better? It was enough for Anna to go outside for the first time in a long time.
Woman in the Window it ends with Anna bidding farewell to her brownstone and bragging to the world beyond her window. He is a completely changed person. He is confident that he has not gone mad, and that he can do many good things in the world outside his four walls.
To better understand Anna’s culture, it is important to understand the agoraphobia and the surrounding shame. Agoraphobia is known to be a major problem caused by fear, and it prevents victims from moving out of fear – and, in many cases, prevents them from leaving the house. All in all, it affects 1.7% of adults.
Experts say that there are many causes for agoraphobia. Some think that it is born of a tragedy – especially the death of a parent, or an attack. Some believe it is due to non-compliance due to non-connection with a protected area. Some go so far as to claim that he is a reformer: that, in order to survive, we are designed to avoid open spaces, and our brains constantly struggle with this.
If you look at the possible causes of this, the fact is that anything that causes agoraphobia is strange. And yet, the characters in the film see Anna as the strangest person she has ever met. They continue to use their suffering to get out of their system and get themselves out of difficult situations.
Take, for example, the insistence on which the characters Woman in the Window should tell Anna that her medication is making her simplistic. The fact is, encountering ideas on drugs used to treat agoraphobia – namely SSRIs, Benzodiazepines, and antidepressants – is very rare. The sensitivity of the antidepressant to psychiatrists does more than add to a good goat with bad roots in history.
In the 19th century, doctors finally discovered the “disease” of depression and anxiety in women, and that was turbulent. Victoria doctors believe that women are less stable than men, and they tend to have nervous disorders. Since then, the science of women’s health has become increasingly clear. However, a woman who shows signs of depression or anxiety often also feels “crazy” or “crazy.”
Recognizing this stigma is essential to understanding the end of Woman in the Window. If he had not been discriminated against because of mental illness, especially women, Ethan would have already been arrested. And Anna couldn’t take matters into her own hands.
But he eventually takes matters into his own hands, and he becomes even stronger. For most of the movie, Anna stays there for the sake of being forgiven. She wants to be forgiven for causing the death of her daughter and her husband, and above all, she must forgive herself for the hardships that have prevented her from living a satisfying life – even though the struggle is in her hands. But, when he is forced to deal with his family’s experiences, and that he does not go crazy, he will eventually push himself into the world and fight for his life. He realized that no one would feel sorry for him because of his illness, good or bad, and this gave him the right to be present. He later learns that it is important to stand up and support yourself, even if everyone else doubts you. And, you can just end up solving a serious crime along the way.