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The tragedy falls all in the British Manager???


So unless I get this wrong — the British manager singlehandedly produces the suicide and, thus, the entire tragedy?

Because until the manager gives Cooper that speech near the end, it seemed that Cooper was doing fine, playing with the dog and all.

The British manager caused everything?

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I had this question as well. He was doing better after rehab and then Ally's manager gave him that speech. He looked so dejected after that. It hit him hard, Jackson knew the manager was right and it was only a matter of time before he would mess things up again by drinking, Jackson saw suicide as the only way to prevent that from happening.

But then again he seemed depressed through much of the movie, the drinking to cope with depression and the ringing in his head turned him into an alcoholic.

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Not really. If the thought hadn't been there, Rez wouldn't have been able to move him in that direction. He was harsh, but he was just trying to protect his client and himself. Jack could have chosen to ride it out, lay low, clean up his own act and move on.

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Your right it didnt make any sense, it was a very weak plot device.

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