Netflix’s “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” is the Surreal Distraction This Moment Calls For

Posted on August 06, 2020

Y’know, for most of the duration of … *broad gesture* ALL OF THIS … we’ve been operating under the idea that our entertainment options should be mostly escapist and even maybe a little silly. We utterly tore through the Tom Cruise oeuvre in the space of a week because the explosions and car chases allowed us to slip the surly bonds of reality for a little while. Over the last couple of months if you asked us if we wanted a moody, perhaps dark and surreal “small” film about ordinary people relating to each other with difficulty, we’d have politely declined. But this looks SO good:

 

 

And it made us realize we’re not necessarily hungry for escapism right now. We’re hungry for art.

 

Despite second thoughts about their relationship, a young woman (Jessie Buckley) takes a road trip with her new boyfriend (Jesse Plemons) to his family farm. Trapped at the farm during a snowstorm with Jake’s mother (Toni Collette) and father (David Thewlis), the young woman begins to question the nature of everything she knew or understood about her boyfriend, herself, and the world. An exploration of regret, longing and the fragility of the human spirit, I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS is directed and written by Academy Award winner Charlie Kaufman (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND). Inspired by Iain Reid’s bestselling namesake novel.

 

Jessie Buckley is on the verge of greatness, after her two breakout performances in Judy and Wild Rose last year. We can’t wait to see her work with such a fantastic little cast. Jesse Plemons and David Thewlis are always watchable and literally ANYTHING Toni Collette does onscreen is an absolute must-see. We can’t wait to settle down with this one. Surrealism just feels like good common sense these days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Netflix – Video Credit: Netflix]

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