|Bradley Cooper (The Hangover), Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games)|
But the point of this post comes from the second film I watched today, Silver Linings Playbook. If you haven't seen it there's some mild spoilers here, but I promise you'll still enjoy it even if you keep reading. As the movie goes along there are several sad and gloomy parts, but in the end Katniss and Hangover guy get together, and it turns out happy. However, it easily could have gone in another direction, which would have been a terrible decision by whoever picked the ending. Like sports, movies are entertainment, they're supposed to be fun. If you leave the theater feeling all dreary and depressed, what's the point?