Depending on whom you ask, Uncut Gems will be either described as the greatest movie of the year, or an obnoxious, panic-ridden montage best left for those able to take art house cinema.
Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin Garnett, and the Weeknd, the drama zooms in on the last days of a jewelry seller, an insatiable adrenaline junkie always on the lookout for something to destroy.
Let’s skip to the best bits, shall we? Here’s what you should know about the Uncut Gems ending scene.
So, what happens in the Uncut Gems ending scene?
The movie kicks off with a dazzlingly colorful, kaleidoscopic extreme closeup of the surface of a black opal, a rare gemstone predominantly mined in Ethiopia. This is the precious possession Howard Ratner (played by Adam Sandler) is pining for so relentlessly. Then, the montage cuts to another closeup, this time showing the much less glamorous insides of Howard’s colon. As the filmmakers told The Wrap, this symbolizes the circle of life.