I’m Thinking of Ending Things

{2.5/5} “Everything is tinged, OK? That’s the thing you have to realize… Coloured by mood, by emotion, by past experience. There is no objective reality.”

I’m Thinking of Ending Things, released in 2020

A young woman is on a road trip with her boyfriend Jake. She likes him, but she’s having second thoughts about their relationship. Then they arrive at his parents’ place. His parents are friendly but just a bit odd. At first she just thinks there’s the usual awkwardness of meeting the parents, but then things get odder.

I can’t imagine who will like this movie. There are some interesting parts at first, but it gets stranger and stranger. And not the kind of strange that’s brilliant like Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine but the kind of strange that makes you want to turn it off.

There’s some interesting stuff about a couple who’s not quite on the same brain wavelength, and then some interesting stuff with peculiar parents. But then it falls off a cliff — into boredom and nonsense.

Toni Collette and David Thewlis are brilliant at portraying characters who are just a bit odd.

Stars Jesse Plemons and Jessie Buckley. Directed by Charlie Kaufman (writer of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).

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