|Incendies (Sony Pictures Classic)|
The scope of this movie far exceeds that of any family drama so its ending works if your imagination exceeds the limits of procedural dramas. It's appropriate stylistically and emotionally as the revelation reinforces the thematic elements of the film. As you finish watching, reflect upon your own knowledge of your mother and how few stories you know of her. Take the day to talk to her and let her reminisce about the past; you'll be richer for it and hopefully, not as shocked.