One Small Problem – the ending explained
This article discusses the ending of the Netflix film One Small Problem, so it will contain major spoilers.
Throughout most of the film, Fidel (played by Alfonso Dosal) keeps up a lie that his daughter is his sister to his romantic interest Marina (played by Regina Blandón). The reason why is because Marina makes a tough statement that she’s anti-children; she wants a life without them and has a comedic outburst about them in the middle of a restaurant.
The whole story revolves around what will happen if Marina finds out the truth — it’s a predictable romantic drama but it’s also fun, watching Fidel handle his insecurities and maintain a lie. To be fair, it was his daughter’s idea, as she knows how much he likes her.
Netflix’s One Small Problem – the ending explained
Near the ending, while Marina, Fidel, and his daughter Ari (played by Francesca Mercadante) move around a maze, Fidel suddenly panics — when he finds Ari, she calls him “Dad” and Marina hears. She knows the truth.
The following scenes show Marina extremely upset, calling Fidel and his family a group of liars who have purposefully maintained a scenario so that she wasn’t scared away. Fidel admits everything, and he has no excuse. At this point, it looks like there is a point of no return for the couple.
What happens next?
However, at the end of the film, Fidel and Ari sing on stage at an event, and Marina watches; there are emotions in the air. When Fidel learns that Marina is about to head out of town again, he gets super emotional, telling her that he’s a single father, laying out everything about his life — the truth. Marina forgives him and they kiss. Of course, Ari is a contributing factor as she bonded with Marina.
Also at the ending of One Small Problem, there’s a suggestion that Mabel and Temo pursue a romance after learning that Mabel broke up with Omar.