Sea Change is a 2017 Lifetime Network movie. However, it is an adaptation of the 2009 novel of the same name by Aimee Friedman. The fictional fantasy drama concerns sea creatures and more. The ending of Sea Change is quite ambiguous! That’s because it doesn’t really answer the film’s main concerns. There are many cliffhangers and loopholes in the movie.
The story revolves around a young girl named Miranda who learns about her family’s long-kept ‘big secret’. Miranda decides to delve deeper into this mystery. So she travels to a remote island off the coast of New England to reunite with her mother, Amelia. But she learns more than she expected on her mission.
She learns about “sea walkers” who are half human and half sea creatures. But he also learns about his ancestral connection to these creatures. Unbeknownst to her at first, Miranda also falls in love with such a creature, Lea. Their story plays out beautifully, yet the ending doesn’t do it justice.
Sea Change: Synopsis
Sea Change is about sea creatures and their lives in the midst of human interference. They are depicted as beautiful creatures that are on the verge of extinction. Author Aimee Freidman and her fascination with the marine world are the sources of her novel.
When Miranda comes to the island to reconnect with her mother. She stays with the oldest and wealthiest family there, The Selkies. Despite attracting the attention of a young man, T.J. selkie, Miranda is fascinated by the charm of local townsman Leo.
Leo soon becomes the anchor in Miranda’s pursuit of the big secret. And soon they develop feelings. But Miranda is unaware of his true identity, and meanwhile Leo’s sister Naomi hardly opposes their union. The brother and sister are sea walkers and have the most contempt for humans. But Leo falls in love with Miranda and believes that she is the one who can save them.
Sea Change Ending Explained: What Happened At The End?
Throughout the film, the audience is given the benefit of the doubt that Miranda is also a sea walker. But at the end of the movie, it is neither a confirmation nor a refutation. Even Leo mentions that Miranda can save them, but he also doesn’t follow through. Is Miranda a sea walker? What is her connection to those creatures? And how could she save Leo and her troop? So many questions remain unanswered.
A criticism of this film is that it starts strong but ends weak. And that’s probably why it wasn’t a big hit. But some fans also enjoy the ambiguous ending. It gives the story an edge and keeps it open to interpretation. So maybe it’s a deliberate move by the creators to keep the ending open. Or it could also indicate that there will be a sequel to Sea Change.
At the conclusion of Sea Change, Naomi decides to kill Miranda despite her brother’s feelings for the latter. She even goes so far as to render her brother unconscious to do her dirty work. But luckily, Leo stops Naomi just in time.
Because the other one is away from the sea for too long, she gets sick. So Leo sends her to the beach and the movie ends with him, Naomi, and the other sea walkers leaving Selkie Island. Again, the story of Leo and Miranda is not closed. Leo probably thinks it’s better for her not to be with him. That’s why he lets her go with his troop.
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