The HBO series has been meticulous in incorporating underlying themes into every element, from music to humor to comics, and the movie showcased in the recent episode is not an exception.
Uncover the importance and relevance of the film, as well as how Ellie's actions could have differed had she seen the entire movie.
The movie showcased during the movie night at the Jackson community is "The Goodbye Girl," which was nominated for an Academy Award in 1977.
Although it might appear to be an unusual pick for the youngsters of Jackson, "The Goodbye Girl" is a perfect selection for "The Last of Us" creators, Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin, to integrate.
The movie flawlessly highlights the bond between Joel and Ellie and the impending conflict, to the extent that if Ellie had seen it, the ending of the episode might have been different.
In a New York City apartment, Paula (Marsha Mason) and her daughter, Lucy (Quinn Cummings), live together.
Considering everything, it is an atypical pick for a post-apocalyptic show such as "The Last of Us," possibly due to the limited options of movies available in Jackson.
Nonetheless, the depiction of young Lucy's emotional distress in the movie provides an additional level of significance to Ellie's narrative.
Like Ellie in "The Last of Us," Lucy has had to confront considerable desertion in her life.