“I’m Thinking of Ending Things” follows Jake (Plemons), a man going on a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm with his girlfriend (Buckley), who is thinking of terminating their relationship. When Jake makes an unexpected detour leaving her stranded, a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty, and sheer terror ensues.
This film is directed by Charlie Kaufman, who has worked with quite a lot of films, television shows, and even plays.
I’m thinking of ending things is based on the books by the same name written by Iain Reid. This art film goes way beyond your expectations. It confuses you, makes you laugh, and gives you this deep emotion of how beautiful filmmaking can be.
Charlie Kaufman as a director has done so many films and movies and this is a masterpiece for those who understand this movie. It starts simply with a conversation between the women and Jake about a variety of things as they are headed towards his parent's house. Weird things start happening and you can’t contemplate whether it is real or imaginary.
It is a very complex art film that can have tremendous interpretations from the audience's perspective. According to me, it is a beautiful outcome of the young woman’s imagination and interpretations directly put onto the screen so that we could see what is going on in her mind.
Secondly, you question yourself again and again, what is happening? What is the logic behind it?
Such films never work on logic but a metaphorical meaning to human emotions. There is a particular dance drama which lasts for 5 minutes in the film. It is the best part, the entire sequence is done with so much grace and efforts.. it is just amazing.
Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette, and our very own Remus Lupin from Harry Potter a.k.a David Thewlis do such an amazing job throughout the film.
Art films are excruciatingly long and something we will not understand at one instant. What sets this film apart is its various emotions coming in play right in front of your eyes, something you have never seen but only felt.
The humor in the film is cool, and there are quite a few funny moments that will make you laugh.
The movie also sets a horror tone for the entire 2hour 14 minutes run time. Even though there is not a single thing to be scared of you, it scares you and baffles you.
Overall it is a great watch, you need to watch it with full concentration!
You can also watch my review video for this @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BNiiZSE64s
In case you are interested in watching this movie, Here is the trailer for the same:
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