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'Woman in the Window' Ending Explained - Every Twist Revealed!

'Woman in the Window' Ending Explained - Every Twist Revealed!

The new thriller movie The Woman in the Window, starring Amy Adams, has been released on Netflix and there are so many twists and turns throughout the film!

The movie is based on the best-selling novel by AJ Finn and it was directed by Atonement and Darkest Hour director Joe Wright.

Here is the official synopsis: Confined by her agoraphobia, Anna Fox (Adams) finds herself keeping tabs on the new family across the street through the windows of her NYC home. After witnessing a brutal crime, secrets begin to unravel and nothing and no one are what they seem.

Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Julianne Moore also star in the film.

Want to read an explanation of the film’s ending? Keep reading!

Click inside for all of the spoilers on the ending of the movie…

As explained above, a new family moves in across the street from Anna’s home: The Russells. There is Alistar, the dad played by Oldman, Jane, the mother played by Moore, and Ethan, the son played by Hechinger.

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Ethan stops by Anna’s home to deliver a candle one night and they form a bond and then Jane stops by another night and they spend the evening drinking wine. Anna confides in them that she is separated from her husband and that her daughter lives with him.

One night, Anna is looking out her window and sees Jane being stabbed and murdered. She calls the cops, but when they arrive at her place, they tell her that Jane is alive and well. Jane then shows up in her house, but it’s not the Jane she knows. This Jane is played by Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Throughout the movie, Anna is eventually convinced by the Russells and the cops that she is seeing hallucinations. We then learn that her husband and daughter have been dead for years after they were all involved in a car accident, in which Anna was the only survivor. After accepting that she has been imagining the whole situation, Anna decides to commit suicide via overdose, but then she sees a photo that proves the other Jane really was in her house.

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Anna tells her tenant David about the photo and he confirms to her that the woman is actually named Katie and she’s the biological mom of Ethan. After sleeping with her one night, he went out of town the next night because he didn’t want to see her again.

David refuses to go to the police with Anna and after he walks away, Anna hears a thud in the house. It’s Ethan. He has been hiding in the house for a week and confesses to Anna that he murdered his biological mother Kate, as well as his father’s former secretary. Ethan says he finds pleasure in watching people die and orders Anna to take the pills. Instead, she smashes a bottle of wine over his head and makes a run for it. During the chase, Ethan finishes off David and then runs to the roof after Anna. Following a fierce fight, she successfully pushes him through the skylight, sending him on a drop to his death.

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When Anna wakes up in the hospital, one of the detectives gives her back her phone so that she can delete her suicide note video. He also reveals that Katie’s body has been recovered and that the Russells are in custody.

Nine months later, Anna is seen packing up her home. She is now cured of her agoraphobia and she says goodbye to her late daughter’s bedroom before leaving the house for good.

If you were confused by the ending, you’re not alone. Read about the original ending!

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