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The Idea Of You ending explained - What happens at the end of Anne Hathaway and Nicholas Galitzine's film?

Starring Nicholas Galitzine and Anne Hathaway, the movie released on Amazon Prime Video this week and is already loved by fans. 

The Idea Of You ending explained - What happens at the end of Anne Hathaway and Nicholas Galitzine's film?
The Idea Of You Ending Explained

Last Updated: 03.45 PM, May 03, 2024


Every now and then, a film comes along that reminds us of the good old days when we watched movies for an experience, ready to suspend our disbelief and surrender to a story. Nowadays, we are so aware of the process, the whereabouts of the actors, their fees, and what they did for the role that there is a lot that can be taken away from the magic. Periodically, however, movies manage to take us back.

The Idea Of You, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video, is one such movie that has transported us back to the times of rom-coms when we cried with the characters, fell in love with them, and suffered heartbreak alongside them. The Anne Hathaway and Nicholas Galitzine starrer has given us a movie about love, and for that, we are thankful.

What Is The Idea Of You About?


The Idea Of You is adapted from a book of the same name written by Robinne Lee. The movie stars Anne Hathaway as Solène, a 40-year-old single mother who falls for a 24-year-old pop star, Hayes, played by Nicholas Galitzine. Their love story is not conventional in the eyes of the world and that leads to a lot of friction, especially since one of them is a popular personality. The film captures their struggles to stay together quite well.

The pressure from a world that has opinions about them, even when never solicited, is palpable. The Idea Of You also looks at how the family manages to create havoc in the lives of the two lovers, who want nothing more than to be left alone. Eventually, Solène is forced to make the difficult decision to break up with Hayes Campbell. However, Hayes convinces her that they should take a break for five years until Solène’s daughter is out of school and then give their relationship another try.

The Idea Of You Ending Explained

The Idea Of You climax is one of the most fascinating in a long time. Solène and Hayes decided to take a break for five years to let things come to a balance. Solène’s daughter Izzy has now moved to Chicago for college, which means Solène is now alone back home. In the end, we see Solène in her art gallery when someone comes to visit her, and as she comes out, she realises it is none other than Hayes. They exchange smiles and the screen fades out.

The movie doesn't extend to them sharing a kiss or running into each other's arms. But the smile is enough to tell you that there is now a future these two are looking at, and this time it might work out because there is nothing in their way. The movie gives hope to the lovers, and that is the sweetest part of it all. Hayes is still very famous, and Solène is now more confident than ever. They are ready to take a new leap together.

The Idea Of You is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Stay tuned to OTTplay for more information on this and everything else in the world of streaming and films.

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