I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Wow, where to start.  I love Charlie Kaufman and everything he is about.  I love that he can take chances in movies that nobody else will take.  In that spirit this movie reminds me a lot of Anomalisa and Synedoche, New York.  Both of those films went to uncharted areas to tell a story about the  human condition.  Ironically the most difficult part of watching this movie was figuring out how to watch it.  At different times I was tempted to think that it would blend into the horror genre but then I remembered who the director was and I was able to relax and trust him.  The movie may have been ten or fifteen minutes too long as it drifted a bit towards the end but it did snap together in the last few scenes.  Kaufman did an amazing job of giving us clues along the way as to what was going on and then bringing the movie together at the end in such a way that causes us to reconsider the entire movie with new eyes.  From what I’ve read he did this in order to reward repeat viewings.

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Movie title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Movie description: Nothing is as it seems when a woman experiencing misgivings about her new boyfriend joins him on a road trip to meet his parents at their remote farm.

Date published: 2020-09-11

Director(s): Charlie Kaufman

Actor(s): Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette, David Thewlis, Guy Boyd, Colby Minifie, Hadley Robinson, Gus Birney, Abby Quinn, Anthony Grasso, Teddy Coluca, Jason Ralph, Oliver Platt, Fredrick Wodin, Ryan Steele, Unity Phelan, Dj Nino Carta, Austin Ferris, Dannielle Rose, Monica Ayres, James Glorioso Jr.

Genre: Drama

My Review

Wow, where to start.  I love Charlie Kaufman and everything he is about.  I love that he can take chances in movies that nobody else will take.  In that spirit this movie reminds me a lot of Anomalisa and Synedoche, New York.  Both of those films went to uncharted areas to tell a story about the  human condition.  Ironically the most difficult part of watching this movie was figuring out how to watch it.  At different times I was tempted to think that it would blend into the horror genre but then I remembered who the director was and I was able to relax and trust him.  The movie may have been ten or fifteen minutes too long as it drifted a bit towards the end but it did snap together in the last few scenes.  Kaufman did an amazing job of giving us clues along the way as to what was going on and then bringing the movie together at the end in such a way that causes us to reconsider the entire movie with new eyes.  From what I’ve read he did this in order to reward repeat viewings.

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