for those of you that have seen The Departed:
do you think that the last shot was a little, um, heavy-handed? (let's say the last few frames, not the whole shot, because i don't want this to be a spoiler for anyone who hasn't seen it yet.) i mean, it's scorsese, and there's all this best director buzz, and honestly i can see that - it was a really well-shot and well-acted movie. and i guess that's why i was so put off by the last image, because it was way too easy. do you think? or am i being unduly harsh? or, even more likely, is there some significance to it that i'm missing?
and by the way, i think the funniest part of the whole movie for me was the line "he was a carpet layer for jordan marsh." or, phonetically, "he was a cahpet layah for jawdan maash." i think i actually laughed out loud. those moments when the completely ridiculous and the completely familiar merge - when you realize that what once seemed normal to you is actually comically provincial - are just hilarious. and i think for any current or former bostonian, this movie was, at the very least, good for that!