Bingo Hell ending explained – does Lupita save the neighbourhood?

October 1, 2021
Kira Comerford 0
Amazon Prime, Ending Explained, Film

This article discusses the ending of the Amazon Prime film Bingo Hell, so will contain major spoilers.

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Bingo Hell centers on Lupita (Adriana Barraza), a long-time resident of the run-down Oak Springs neighborhood. Slowly but surely out-of-towners are moving in on the place, setting up shop forcing an era to close, but when the strange Mr. Big (Richard Brake) takes over the local bingo hall, it’s the final straw, and Lupita goes on the warpath.

Not-so-shockingly, there is more than meets the eye with the buy-out of the bingo hall. It turns out that Mr Big is actually a bit of a menace, and has plans to create an army of zombie bingo players with the help of his magic hand stamp. Please don’t ask me why, for I cannot tell you what might motivate a man or even demon to do such a thing.

By the time the film reaches its big finale, Lupita and one of the former gangland ratbags that she basically adopted and set on the right path are the only people who can save Oak Springs and take out Mr Big. Lupita heads off into the bingo hall where she shows everyone who’s boss by shooting a TV screen, leaving her adopted son to deal with whatever else. Unfortunately, Mr Big kills him and gives Lupita quite a pasting when he eventually catches up with her. You’ll notice it looks like he’s been gorging himself on Blackjacks — be warned of the dangers of e-numbers and refined sugars, kids, or this could be you one day too.

Fortunately, there is one more throwaway character who can come to the rescue, and that is Lupita’s best friend’s grandson. He shoots Mr. Big, which weakens his hold over the bingo zombies just enough for them to turn and start kicking seven shades of I don’t know what out of him, right before they all burn down the bingo hall and Lupita decides that Oak Springs was never that great after all and that it was just her neighbors that made her want to keep the place alive. How touching.

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