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I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)



Critic Consensus: Aided by stellar performances from Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons, I'm Thinking of Ending Things finds writer-director Charlie Kaufman grappling with the human condition as only he can.

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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 (R) winner Charlie Kaufman (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND). Inspired by Iain Reid's bestselling namesake novel.


Jessie Buckley
as Girlfriend, The Young Woman
Toni Collette
as Jake's Mom, Mother
David Thewlis
as Father, Jake's Dad
Abby Quinn
as Tulsey Town Employee #2
Guy Boyd
as Janitor
Hadley Robinson
as Tulsey Town Employee #3
Ashlyn Alessi
as Tulsey Town Employee #1
Teddy Coluca
as Diner customer
Dj Nino Carta
as Saxophone Player
Dannielle Rose
as Diner Customer
Austin Ferris
as Elderly Audience Member
Ira Temchin
as Diner Patron
Monica Ayres
as Old woman
Ethan Brondum
as The Jock
Julie Chateauvert
as Happy Diner Wife #2
Thomas Hatzilepos
as High Schooler
Kamran Saliani
as High School Student
Albert Skowronski
as Diner Guest
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The mindbending auteur's latest film feels like a culmination of all that came before it.

September 21, 2021 | Full Review…

I'm Thinking of Ending Things doesn't just dramatize this condition but embodies it through Kaufman's daringly divergent interpretation of Iain Reid's source novel-the most idiosyncratic literary adaptation since Adaptation...

January 27, 2021 | Full Review…

It's a masterwork of unhinged tone, as well as a showcase for Buckley, whose grand performance covers an expansive stretch of emotional terrain.

January 26, 2021 | Full Review…

Charlie Kaufman writes movies about getting lost in people's heads. His adaptation of Canadian author Iain Reid's surrealist novel about about a woman going on a road trip to meet her boyfriend's parents might be the purest expression of that.

December 8, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In short, [Kaufman's] back, and his film leaves your head spinning.

November 22, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

If there is hope to be found, it's in Buckley's lopsided smile - the trademark of an actor who's shown herself capable of unearthing fathomless empathy.

November 12, 2020 | Rating: 5/5

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