'Last Seen Alive' Ending Explained: Is Lisa Spann alive after being kidnapped?

The movie keeps Lisa's whereabouts in suspense till the final moments of the film and this makes it an intriguing watch

'Last Seen Alive' Ending Explained: Is Lisa Spann alive after being kidnapped?
Gerard Butler as Will Span (R) and Jaimie Alexander as Lisa (L) in a still from 'Last Seen Alive' (Sky Cinema/YouTube)
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Contains spoilers from 'Last Seen Alive'

Gerard Butler's thriller 'Last Seen Alive' is all action. It's a perfect bada bing bada boom flick that's an absolute breeze, complete with Butler's trademark scowl and thick forearms bashing the bejesus out of the baddies. Directed by Brian Goodman, the movie follows Will Span who is driving his soon-to-be ex-wife Lisa (Jaimie Alexander) to her parents' house in Emerson when she mysteriously disappears without a trace during a stop at a gas station.

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A frantic and rage-filled Will engages the local police and Lisa's parents in a desperate attempt to find her, but as time passes, he becomes the key suspect. He takes matters into his own hands and goes toe-to-toe with the drug dealers who have nabbed Lisa. The movie keeps Lisa's whereabouts in suspense till the final moments of the film and this makes it an intriguing watch.

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'Last Seen Alive' Ending Explained

Lisa (Alexander) is shown to be alive. After Frank (David Kallaway) kidnaps her with the help of Knuckles (Ethan Embry) who serves as the handyman for her folks, she is locked up in one of the trailers in the woods where there is a drug operation in full flow. While Will (Butler) manages to kill Frank and an explosion kills Oscar, Detective Paterson (Bill Hornsby) and the police arrive at the scene. When Knuckles told the detective that Lisa was dead and he was the one tasked to dig a hole, it felt the movie had a tragic ending in store.

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However, Will searches the entire section and manages to find a bound and gagged Lisa in one of the trailers. The movie ends with him and Paterson shaking hands and the latter not taking action despite Will killing a few of Franks's men. Things also appear to be better for the couple as Lisa decides to give their relationship another shot.

'Last Seen Alive' has a pretty straightforward ending and there aren't any last-minute surprises. The film was predictable, and there was only one outcome. The baddies were yet to decide what to do with Lisa, so naturally, they wouldn't go as far as killing her off by being too trigger-happy.

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