‘All The Places’ Ending, Explained: Did Fernando Meet His Son To Tell Him The Truth? What Happened To Gabriela?

Netflix has recently released a feel-good Mexican drama, “All the Places,” directed by Pitipol Ybarra. The death of their father brought Fernando and Gabriela, two siblings who had been distant from one another for 15 years, back together. They do, however, associate their reunion with many happy childhood memories. The memories of an adventure on their motorcycles. After their father’s passing, Fernando and Gabriela, both of whom were grownups with concerns about their professions and personal lives, eventually made the decision to savor the old memories that the two of them had left behind. Let’s see what conclusion these siblings came to at the end of their journey.

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‘All The Places’ Plot Synopsis: What Happens In The Film?

After Francisco Medina died of cancer, his son Fernando returned home after 15 years to attend his father’s funeral, although he was seemingly late. The fact that Fernando showed up at the last minute enraged Gabriela, aka Gabo, his sister, who had been managing the funeral ceremonies by herself. The pastor intervened to stop them from arguing, and the two of them eventually made peace. Fernando tried to calm Gabriela down, but she continued to give her brother the cold shoulder. The house, which Fernando was wandering around, brought back memories of his youth. Two bikes that their father had bought for them were still in the garage. Even the tennis racquet brought back nostalgic feelings for him. In order to let Gabriela let out her rage, Fernando persuaded his sister to join him for one round of tennis. However, they unexpectedly discovered an old notebook belonging to Gabriela where she had made a plan for an adventure trip to Acapulco where, in the ocean, they were going to pee. As Fernando had a few glasses of tequila and was not in his right mind, he devised a plan to complete their adventure and convinced his sister to accompany him. Gabriela reluctantly agreed, and they set out on their motorcycle trip to Acapulco. They stayed at a hotel while traveling to Acapulco, where Fernando was constantly receiving calls from his office in Singapore. As Fernando’s hangover subsided, he began to press Gabo to return to San Miguel, but Gabo refused because it hadn’t been her idea to come in the first place, and now that she had made up her mind, she would return after completing the adventure. As a result, Fernando was forced to agree with his sister. Gabo met a man who piqued her interest in another hotel, but spending the entire night with him was disappointing because the man forced Gabo to engage in tantric sex. Gabo and Fernando left that place the next day and went on their adventure, where they met some hitchhikers who seemed like nice young hippies. They invited Gabo and Fernando to their fair, where, after having some mushrooms, Fernando revealed to his sister that he had a son. Gabo thought little of it because she was high, but the next morning it surprised her to learn that Fernando wasn’t just mumbling and that he actually had a son.

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‘All The Places’ Ending Explained – Did Fernando Meet His Son To Tell Him The Truth? What Happened To Gabriela?

Every single person has some regrets in their mind. They think that as time passes, they will be able to forget their regrets, but this doesn’t always happen. Similar to Fernando, who was guilty of abandoning his house after his mother passed away and of having an illegitimate son who he refused to accept responsibility for. So, while high on mushrooms, he spoke up about what was bothering his soul. He told his sister, with whom he could be most comfortable about it. On the other side, Gabo had her share of regrets. Her husband had also divorced her because she had tried for several years to get pregnant but had failed. Though it wasn’t her fault that she couldn’t have children, the lack of that dream upset her at times, so she resolved to fulfill all of her desires. She wished for children and wanted her brother and his son to get back together, but Fernando was adamant that he wouldn’t. Fernando was terrified of confronting his son and the woman he had abandoned shortly after she became pregnant. As a result, taking such a step was extremely difficult for him. Still, as Gabo urged him, he decided to give it a shot. He took his sister to the home of his ex-girlfriend and son. He even found his son in a playground but lacked the courage to introduce himself. Gabo urged him to confront his son, but Fernando was too afraid to face the truth for fear of his son despising him. However, Fernando met his ex-girlfriend, who was the mother of his son. She asked if he would be able to be there for his son, to which Fernando was unable to respond because he was unsure if he could be a responsible parent. He rejoined Gabo, who finally forgave his brother and gave him some time to think about the situation because it wasn’t right for her to press the issue until her brother decided what he wanted. Finally, they finished their adventure and peed in the Acapulco Ocean, as mentioned in the notebook. Gabriela admitted to her brother that she was in her comfort zone in San Miguel at her father’s house after having her heart broken, but now she needed to move on with her life. At the end of the film, we see Fernando finally meet his son, Ricardo. Both of these siblings appeared to have found the strength to move on with their lives and the maturity to forgive themselves for all of their mistakes.

“All the Places” is an uncomplicated feel-good film. It’s a film with a lot of nostalgia, a lot of humor, and a sweet and sour relationship between two siblings. The plot is well-decorated and charmingly presented, so the film can be watched without much thought.

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Poulami Nanda
Poulami Nanda
Poulami Nanda hails from a medical background, yet her journey is to cross the boundaries of medicine and survive in the cinematic world. The surrealistic beauty of cinema and art has attracted her from a very young age. She loves to write poems, songs, and stories, but her dream is to write films someday. She has also worked as a painter, but nothing attracts her more than cinema. Through her writings, she wants to explore the world of cinema more and more and take her readers on the same ride.

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