Under the Silver Lake: Meaning of the Ending

I talked my friend, a former L.A. resident to watch Under the Silver Lake, making the case it was akin to Lynch’s Mulholland Drive.
His question to me was, what the heck does the end mean?

Also, while I’m here, I am also listening to the ‘movies imo’ podcast who I thoroughly enjoy even when I disagree and I do with their take on Under the Silver Lake. Again, they were disgusted by Andrew Garfield’s character who again, is no angel, however, I don’t think he is as vile as to not want to root for him. His mission in the film is to find and save the girl, that’s redeemable.

So back to the ending:
No spoilers here, but will say the ending could be seen through two viewpoints:
glass half full: you can always start over and after great loss it’s even easier because you think, ‘what do I have to lose?’

or glass empty: everything in Hollywood is temporary and meaningless…

You decide and get back to me! irun2eatpizza@hotmail.com if you can’t comment on this website.

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