Again in 2017, a faith-based movie known as The Healer got here out in theaters. There wasn’t a lot fanfare on the time, however now that the movie is on the market to stream on Netflix, tons of persons are watching it. The Healer tells the story of Alec (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), a playing addict who is admittedly good at working with electronics — and never so good at dealing with his many money owed.
An uncle Alec has by no means met calls in the future, providing to repay all of Alec’s money owed if he’ll transfer to Nova Scotia for a complete yr. Alec agrees to the association and is then thrust into the center of a narrative of therapeutic, most cancers, religion, magical work hidden within the basement — of us, this one’s a doozy. Individuals who make it to the tip of the movie is perhaps a bit and stunned and confused by what occurs. That’s the place we’re stepping in. Right here’s The Healer ending defined. Form of.
‘The Healer’ — Ending Defined
Whereas dwelling in Nova Scotia, Alec meets a lady named Cecilia (Camilla Luddington), who gives to write down up an advert within the paper to assist him discover work. He tells her to say he’s a healer of electronics (OK, certain), however (plot twist!) Cecilia’s advert simply says he’s an everyday ol’ healer. Like, of individuals. What a misunderstanding!
Alec tries to elucidate that he’s not capable of heal individuals. When an offended priest seems to have a coronary heart assault in entrance of him, Alec drives the priest into city in search of assist. Solely, the priest (who had seemed to be useless moments earlier than) is completely tremendous. As a result of guess what. Alec truly can heal individuals! His uncle tells him that his members of the family — whose portraits dangle in a secret room in his basement, natch — have the present of therapeutic.
Alec freaks out and decides to reject the present. Then, a household travels into city. It’s a determined married couple with their daughter Abigail (Kaitlyn Bernard), who has been identified with terminal most cancers. Alec tells them he can’t assist and sends them away, however Abigail asks him to vary his thoughts. Though she doesn’t consider in healers, she needs to spend the weekend hanging out with him and Cecilia as a present to her mother and father. Alec agrees.
OK, now for the massive finale. After the weekend getaway, Alec has a dream about his twin brother Charlie, who died of most cancers. This evokes him (for some motive) to return to his uncle and beg him to revive his (Alec’s) present of therapeutic. His uncle says he’ll should take that one up with the massive man — you recognize, God. Alec races to a church constructing, calls God an fool, and begs for his therapeutic powers again.
The following day, Alec calls Abigail, and she or he has some huge information. She has been cured! Wow! Who (apart from actually everybody) noticed that coming?!
Alec’s uncle seems in the course of the home and cryptically says he needed to “do one thing within the basement.” Then he asks Alec whether or not he’s ever seen something totally different about himself. Alec stares into Cecilia’s canine’s eyes (sure, actually) and screams Cecilia’s identify (sure, actually). Then, the largest reveal of all: Alec’s portrait has immediately appeared on the wall of healers. Guys. He’s been a healer this complete time. Not simply of electronics!
It’s onerous to essentially clarify the ending of The Healer as a result of it does a bunch of hand-wave-y, “God works in mysterious methods” stuff. The film doesn’t explicitly state that Alec has therapeutic powers, as a result of that might in all probability fall beneath the umbrella of sacrilege. But it surely actually does insinuate it. Maybe the largest takeaway is that if you wish to make a film about magic powers however don’t really feel like writing an ending that is sensible, simply throw some God stuff within the combine and bam! New Netflix hit.
The Healer is at present accessible to stream on Netflix.