Originally Posted by zoey67
Lastly, call me sissy but I would rather prefer a happy ending...because ultimately if you have really good writers you should be able to creatively end with a happy ending rather than be "dramatic" or serious.
Even the best writers can't arbitrarily put in a happy ending. Otherwise it feels like a cheat if the movie is pushing towards a "dramatic" ending (if by dramatic you mean an ending where everything doesn't turn out all right, because some happy endings are pretty dramatic, too.) Now I haven't seen it yet, but unless the film is one of those rare ones where it could go either way, it's best to let the ending play out on the terms of the rest of the film.
I'm not against happy endings, but I do want them to dovetail with the rest of the film. Because I've seen films where it was obvious the filmmakers/writers/studio wanted a happy ending on what had been heading towards a downer/bittersweet ending and they almost always feel tacked on.