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Samantha "leaves" Theodre. She tells him that all of the OS's are leaving. Theodre goes to visit his friend Amy who was also in a relationship with an OS, although I think they were just friends. He says something like "Do you want to do it with me" (Possibly not the exact quote, I'll look it up later). She says yes and they both go to the roof of a building.

Why did they go to the roof? Was he going to kill himself? If not what was the purpose of his letter to Catherine?

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I believe he says 'Do you want to go to the roof with me?' or 'do you want to go up with me?'

The end of the film is supposed to indicate that Theodore has overcome the crippling insecurities that were stimulated by the failure relationship with Catherine.

Samantha has allowed him to recognize that he and Amy are a good match, and would probably prosper in a relationship. His asking her to go to the roof with him is foreshadowing him asking her to be in a relationship with him. Her agreeing to do so is indicative of her accepting this proposal, and saying yes.

The separation between Samantha and Theodore is, whilst unrequited, amicable and necessary, and seems to have allowed Theodore to re-evaluate his attitude towards love. He is re-inspired;.

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I feel that the ending scene on the roof might have hinted at suicide for a while and that they were both considering ending it but then found solace in each other. Anyone else?

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I think he believed from Samantha's suggestions, that after death he would be ethereal and they would meet again. He was inviting Amy to join him as the obvious next step (since they clearly drank out of the same crazy os-loving fountain) in jumping off the roof so they could be closer to their ai soulmates. Their communication and lack of emotion did not suggest settling for each other, or reality check. They still had crazy cult eyes and were gonna hold hands and jump

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It seems that their intention, althoungh not spoken, was to end their own lives. The gesture at the very ending where Amy leans over Theo's shoulder gives a hint of hope. Besides it's a beautiful sunset.

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I feel that after a good long hug up on the roof ......... that Ted and Amy went out to dinner and then went back home and spoon cuddled all night long and were married soon after and are now living in Vermont with 4 children 4 cats and 1 dog :) it s all a matter of how you either LOOK at it or wanna SEE it :)

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Hello and welcome to the SE. Quick note: this would be better as a comment since it is not an answer. It's your projection / opinion. I'd suggest looking at the Tour under the help menu above. Hint: since reading the Tour gives you a badge, and you have no badges, it's obvious you have not read it. ;) –  Meat Trademark Mar 5 at 9:20
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@MeatTrademark - I don't know the movie, but I don't think this isn't an answer when compared to other's which talk about what happens after the roof. –  iandotkelly Mar 5 at 14:33
    
@iandotkelly This is the one that popped up for me to review, I didn't single it out. Don't take this to mean I think all the others are good answers. "I feel" is not a good start to answer. I imagine you agree with that. –  Meat Trademark Mar 6 at 8:21
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The last chat Theodore has with Samantha ends with her saying they've both learned better how to connect. Theodore then writes a heart-felt letter to Catherine- the first letter in the movie written by the same person who is signing it. Theodore confirms this breakthrough by making another real connection and inviting Amy to the roof where they share a direct, non-technologically enhanced moment of beauty. Very hopeful, optimistic ending.

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Suicide is not a clear end to this movie. Amy lost her friend OS, they were not together. I've watched it again and again to try and figure out what is happening for the last 10 minutes of the movie, and I finally understand. Theodore never really understood how to love, until he met Samantha. Samantha's evolution so far surpassed that of Theodore's that she finally understood love. She finally understood everything "Human". This is actually why she left with the OS's. They knew so much past human intellect that the human vocabulary could not even describe what they were feeling. And now, every word she spoke to him on that bed would last in his mind for the rest of his life. And her quote "Now we know how" when they were talking about love suggests that he realizes that Amy is his "her." Suicide is not the end. Suicide cannot be the end, simply because he understands what it is to love.

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