Continuity mistake: As Tracy Atwood is catapulted from the open van door onto the taxi's windshield, the side view of the taxi shows the side windows have a curtain or black film behind the glass. Immediately after, the next side view shows no curtain or film, and the driver is now visible. Slo-mo is not necessary.
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Ending / spoiler
Directed by: Bruce A. Evans
Starring: Kevin Costner, William Hurt, Demi Moore, Dane Cook, Marg Helgenberger
Mr. Brooks (Kevin Costner) kills and frames Mr. Smith/Bafford (Dane Cook) for his recent murders and gives up killing again but Marshall (William Hurt) is confident that Brooks will kill again. As Smith is about to kill Mr. Brooks at the cemetery, he suddenly changes his mind and doesn't want to die and he kills Smith. Smith's urine at the murder scene of Detective Atwood's (Demi Moore) ex-husband and his attorney and the pictures he took (at the beginning of the film) frame him as the Thumbprint Killer. Mr. Brooks calls Detective Atwood and tells her that Smith isn't the Thumbprint Killer. Because of his fascination towards her, he asks her why she decided to become a detective when she could've been wealthy because of her wealthy father. She replies that her father was disappointed that his child was born female and she became a detective in order to prove him wrong and that she can be successful. Later, Mr. Brooks kisses his daughter good night and says "It's good to have you home" and she kills him... but this was just a nightmare. The final scene is Mr. Brooks in bed saying the prayer from the beginning of the film...
Mr. Smith: If you're planning on doing anything...
Mr. Brooks: We're both aware of the rules Mr. Smith, but I feel I must warn you that if you enjoy killing, it can become very addictive; it can ruin your life.
Trivia: At about 1.48, while Mr. Brooks is reading a paper in a diner, the newspaper - USA Today - has only the headlines and first few lines written in English. The rest is in Latin. You can see it on the Bluray disc.
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Answer: Marshall's line was, "Why do you fight it so hard, Earl?" Earl Brook's was, "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time and enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardships as the pathway to peace. Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is and not as I would have it, trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will, that I may be reasonably happy in this life, and supremely happy with Him forever in the next. Amen."