The next 365 days end spoilers ahead.
So that’s it. Laura and Massimo’s love story has ended in The next 365 days and of course there was plenty of drama along the way.
We already knew that Laura survived the shock cliffhanger of 365 days: this day where she was shot by Massimo’s ex Anna. However, we still had no idea whether the couple would manage to mend their relationship, or whether Laura would have her head turned by Nacho.
But if you were too distracted by all the sexy times going on, we’re here to get under the sheets with The next 365 days to reveal everything, including speculation about that ambiguous finale.
Important spoilers lead the way if you haven’t seen the movie yet.
365 days 3 end explained
While Laura sees the shocking finale of This day, the events of the sequel certainly had a big impact on Laura and Massimo’s relationship. Laura tries her best to move on and even tells Nacho to forget her, but it seems Massimo can’t.
Laura and Massimo are obviously still having some sexy times, but after arguing about Laura not telling Massimo she lost their baby (at the end of the first movie), they couldn’t be further apart. Both disappear in their work, Massimo with his gangster life and Laura with her fashion brand.
Laura goes to Portugal with Olga to attend the fashion fair in Lagos, where she meets Nacho’s sister Amelia. She persuades Laura to give Nacho time to explain herself, insisting he’s not a bad person, he’s “just loyal to his father”.
Nacho is reunited with Laura and after he tells her he loves her, it ends exactly as you would expect with a long bang on the beach. Unlike Massimo, Nacho is only too happy to let Laura make her own decisions. He even tells her that he saved Massimo’s life by killing Anna at the end of the sequel “because you love him”.
“I don’t want my happiness at the expense of your suffering. I want you to want me… I’ll wait for you until you’re ready,” Nacho tells Laura, promising to give her time to decide what she really wants. want.
Massimo waits for Laura at her hotel, but perhaps as a sign that he is growing up, he agrees to go back to Sicily to give Laura space. She goes to her parents, where she confesses to being in love with Nacho and admits she doesn’t know what to do.
Her mother advises her to “be selfish in a relationship,” adding, “If you put your own happiness first, you’ll do whatever it takes to make it last.”
After a fantasy threesome with Massimo and Nacho (where they both also kiss), Laura heads back to Sicily when Olga warns her that Massimo knows about Laura’s sexy times with Nacho. Olga wants her to run away, but Laura says she won’t be afraid of Massimo.
Laura gets a surprise when she gets back to Sicily, because Nacho has disguised herself (basically with a hat) to be her driver. He pours his heart into her and talks about their possible future together, but she tells him she still “needs more time”. “I’ll wait,” Nacho replies, and they part ways at her house.
Massimo waits for Laura on the beach, but instead of being furious, he is surprisingly philosophical. He actually knew about Nacho all along and regrets that Laura felt like she couldn’t come to him when she lost their baby: “Having to deal with it all alone, it destroyed me.”
“When I was a kid, my father read me a book. I remember one sentence, a little parable. I didn’t really understand it then. But I do now. ‘If you really love something, let it go. If it comes back, it’s yours forever, if it doesn’t, it was never meant to be,” he recalls.
Laura tells Massimo that he had a “great father” and says he will be “one day” and as they gaze longingly at each other, Massimo asks, “Are you back, girl?”
And that’s it.
We get no answer to what Laura has decided and the 365 days movie trilogy ends on this unanswered question. Whether you think Laura decided to give Massimo another chance, went back to Nacho or maybe decided to live the single life is completely up to you.
It’s a dramatically different ending to the book series on which the trilogy is based. In that third book, everything is going on, including a dead dog, another kidnapping and a heart transplant. In fact, the only real connection is that Laura has a motorbike like in the movie.
The book ends with Laura choosing to be with Nacho, but that is after Massimo holds her against her will, sedates her and tries to get her pregnant. It’s not much of a surprise that she escaped with Nacho in that scenario. The epilogue reveals that they have a daughter together, while Massimo has given up and agreed to divorce.
If that was the alternative, we’ll take this ambiguous ending to the movie trilogy every day. Could it mean we’re getting a fourth? 365 days movie? if The next 365 days is a hit, don’t rule it out.
The next 365 days is now available to watch on Netflix.