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"BILLY ELLIOT" - should they redo the ending with a now-older JAMIE BELL?

For those who know the movie (and for those who don't - spoilers AHOY!) we see many years evolve from the time Billy Elliot (Jamie Bell) left home to attend the Academy, then we see him like 8 years later or something, and they have a new actor portraying Billy Elliot.

Now that eight years have really gone by, should that ending be reshot with the REAL Billy Elliot, and throw away the old footage?
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I don't think the older Jamie Bell strikes me as a ballerina. They still need the other actor.
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No. Really enjoy this movie and it's good the way it is.
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Why?

Aside from the time spent on the father/brother getting seated for the performance there was only what, one minute of screen time dedicated to the adult Billy Elliot? And it's a poignant finale at that.

Very good film by the way.
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Yes, in fact, I think he should be replaced by a holographic Hayden Christensen
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Why?

Aside from the time spent on the father/brother getting seated for the performance there was only what, one minute of screen time dedicated to the adult Billy Elliot? And it's a poignant finale at that.

Very good film by the way.
For that matter, they should get back the father/brother (and Michael) and reshoot their scenes, too.
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Originally Posted by Buttmunker
For those who know the movie (and for those who don't - spoilers AHOY!) we see many years evolve from the time Billy Elliot (Jamie Bell) left home to attend the Academy, then we see him like 8 years later or something, and they have a new actor portraying Billy Elliot.

Now that eight years have really gone by, should that ending be reshot with the REAL Billy Elliot, and throw away the old footage?
Not one frame, no.
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Sounds like something Lucas would do.
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