The One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest ending explained

Given the film's mental health and treatment themes, the ending can be hard to understand without knowledge of the time period, the history of abnormal psychology, and the analysis of the many symbols the movie incorporates. So who is this Mac character, and did his revolution actually make a difference? What was Chief trying to accomplish in his final scenes? And how does Nurse Ratched represent women in the 1960s? What does it all mean? This is the One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ending explained.

How One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is different from the book

Despite the difficulties of adapting a book for the big screen, the film stays pretty true to the source material, but like all book-to-film adaptations, some subtle and not-so-subtle changes were made for the sake of brevity and the nature of displaying scenes as opposed to describing them. Here's a look at how the film adaptation of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is different from the book.

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