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Run Ending Explained: Why that Wild Twist Makes Sense!

Run is a psychological thriller film directed by Aneesh Chaganty and written by Chaganty and Sev Ohanian that will be released in 2020. Kiera Allen plays Chloe Sherman, a disadvantaged homeschooled adolescent who suspects her mother Diane (Sarah Paulson) of concealing a horrible secret about her childhood in the film.

The project was announced in June 2018, and Paulson and Allen were cast in October and December of that year. Principal photography took place during that time period, with the majority of the filming taking place in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Hulu released Run on November 20, 2020, Lionsgate theatrically released it in various areas, and Netflix released it internationally on April 2, 2021. The film garnered mostly positive feedback. When it was released, it became Hulu’s most popular original film.


  • Diane Sherman is played by Sarah Paulson.
  • Chloe Sherman is played by Kiera Allen.
  • Tom the Mailman is played by Pat Healy.
  • Nurse Kammy is played by Sara Sohn.
  • Kathy Bates, played by Sharon Bajer, is a tribute to the actress of the same name.
  • Tony Revolori in the role of Brooklyn Boy (voice)

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Explained Ending of ‘Run’

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Diane is knocked out and falls down a flight of stairs during a brawl with medical staff and police at the hospital.

After seven years, Chloe enters a correctional facility and gradually regains the use of her legs. She tells the person she’s visiting that she has a fulfilling life, complete with a husband, children, and a career. Diane, who is now bedridden, is revealed to be the immobile one of the two.

When Chloe opens her lips to expose the same green pills designed for dogs that her mother was drugging her with, the dramatic reveal and final twist in Run occurs. “I love you mum, now open wide,” she tells Diane, suggesting that Chloe is now the one who has been torturing her.

To Collider, Paulson explained Diane’s motivations, saying: “Diane was a victim of terrible abuse and neglect by her own mother, who, I believe, was trying to do the very thing that was never done for her, which was to provide the utmost care and attention to her child, in a somewhat twisted, but initially valiant and probably somewhat pure effort.

“She simply drove it to a point where it was overtaken by something else, and it may have accelerated. And, without a doubt, her demand for privacy and secrecy stems from the fact that she adopted a child who was not her own child. But I believe she would have done the same thing to Chloe if the child had been hers.”

Meanwhile, Allen provided Decider with an explanation for Chloe’s dark turn: “She keeps her [Diane] unwell, and she keeps her as non-threatening as possible. This comes from a place of traumatization caused by this person. She wants to have a relationship with her mother, and she’s convinced herself that it’s the only way she’ll feel safe in her mother’s presence.

“The only way she can offer them both what they need is to render her ineffective, to render her no longer a threat… Who could say that Diane isn’t deserving of it? That, I suppose, is where the character is coming from, and that is how she has justified it to herself.”

In Australia, you may watch Run on Netflix.

Run’s Storyline

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You can’t get away from a mother’s love, they say… But for Chloe, that’s a threat, not a comfort. The bond between Chloe and her mother, Diane, has a strange, even malevolent quality to it. Diane has reared her daughter in complete isolation, controlling every step she’s made since birth, and Chloe is just now beginning to understand the secrets.

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