The Godfather

The Godfather ★★★★½

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This review may contain spoilers.

that ending is so brilliant. Michael lies to Kay and tells her that he didn’t kill his sister’s husband- which she initially believes. as Kay leaves the room, she sees many of the family members and friends congratulating Michael and realizes what he has done. she stares at Michael and his colleagues with a horrified yet hopeless look as she knows she will stay with Michael and continue to lie to herself about his true business. the door closing on Kay is symbolic of Michael completely shutting her out of his business which has completely taken over his life. he has become completely drunk with power which he swore would never happen when talking with Kay at the beginning of the film. essentially, Michael’s relationship with Kay has become “just business” as he is devoid of any real empathy or trust.

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