At the end of Unbroken,WWII ends (spoiler alert), Louie gets to go home (yay), gets married (woo), suffers
from pretty intense PTSD (boo), and ultimately realizes how freaking awesome he
his (the man punched out a shark for Shmoop's sake) and lives happily ever
after, finding religion in a Billy Graham tent and preaching inspirational
sermons around the country.
That's the last chapter of Unbroken.Then there's the epilogue, which has
so many twists and turns it feels like The Usual Suspects.The Bird, who once
faked his own death, turns out to be alive
and goes on 60
Minutesto confess his war crimes. Louie, who's thought the man
dead and finally forgiven him, discovers he's still alive and heads to Japan to
meet him, but the Bird isn't down. Louie still manages to find it in his
newfound faith to forgive everyone who ever harmed him, and he runs the Olympic
torch past one of the POW camps he suffered in.
It's pretty darn inspiring, especially since Louie isn't
bitter or angry about all that he's suffered. And the epilogue proves that
truth is often stranger than fiction.