I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Movie Review
I’m thinking of Editing 20 minutes of the movie…
Premise: The story follows a young girl named Lucy or Louisa or Lucia or Is she real? Lucy (Jessie Buckley) Thinking of ending her relationship with Jake (Jesse Plemons), she is dating for a month. Lucy and his boyfriend take a road trip to meet Jake’s parents. As the journey gets on, she drifts off in her mind, reckoning about relationships, mortality, time, etc. After reaching their destination, she begins to notice some strange things happening.
Review: From the writer Charlie Kaufman, who brought incredible movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Being John Malkovich (1999), brings a mind-twisting, melancholic movie again, I’m Thinking of Ending Things. The story of an individual person Jake, uniquely written in a psychological thriller genre with elements of remorse, loneliness, conscious.
The painterly look of the sets (in the farmhouse) Is excellent, as you saw in the poster. Great cinematography, which traps the audience in its 4.3 ratios.
Every scene in the farmhouse is beautifully crafted, the tension continually rises until it ends. Strong acting by Jesse Plemons, who played a creepy, miserable person Jake. And Toni Collette, who was given an astonishing Performance in hereditary, again showed her excellent acting abilities.
Cons: It’s not the complex story I didn’t like, its execution and the approach, the pieces didn’t come together at all in the end. I’m thinking Of Ending Things drags a lot. Many scenes didn’t add weightiest to the script. For example, the 20-minute car ride, Jake and Lucy are returning to the city at midnight, in a massive snowstorm. It’s so dark to see what’s happening. And the no sense, literacy references, dialogues which add pains to the scene, nothing more. Lucy constantly yells on Jake to take her home immediately. The viewer gets the same treatment as Lucy, Just want to end the movie.
Conclusion: Appreciable for its surreal and experimental plot. Yet, 130 minutes of the movie feels like forever. I’m Thinking of Ending Things is a perfect mixed bag with its brilliant first half and frustrating second half. My rating is 6/10.
Director: Charlie Kaufman
Cast: Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette, David Thewlis
Genre: Thriller, Drama