I'm Thinking of Ending Things

I'm Thinking of Ending Things

I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley and Toni Collette star in this psychological thriller from Oscar-winning filmmaker Charlie Kaufman (Synecdoche, New York).

A woman (Buckley) who is thinking about breaking up with her boyfriend (Plemons) finds herself spiraling down a psychological rabbit hole after making an unexpected detour with him on a road trip. Based on the acclaimed debut novel by Ian Reid (though Plemons promises "Just wait. He Kaufman-ised it").

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Reviews & comments

Dense, Beautiful, Challenging, Rewatchable.

Kaufman's crafted something perfect for the streaming service medium, intentionally or otherwise. I'm Thinking of Ending Things insists multiple viewings, and each time I've visited it the film's given me more and more to love. At times a disturbing horror, at others an unsettingly drama, a satirical condemnation of how we look at each other and a painful...

5.0

What a shocker

Watched right to the end, hoping to get some light, but no, still not obvious what a conclusion might be. I think she was mentally disturbed, what a nightmare for the director, or not, maybe he was disturbed too, certainly would have been by the end. Disappointed really, great cast with so much history & potential for this film, wasted.

Variety

Variety

press

It’s not just a quirky, morose downer of a movie — it’s didactically morose.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Bleak, bewildering, and a bit bonkers. Kaufman’s uncompromising originality is always welcome — but you’ll need time to let this one percolate.

3.0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Buckley and Plemons are left to carry that water for much of I'm Thinking's 134-minute runtime, and they're both fantastically game, infusing the movie's heady concepts with a naturalism that borders on heroic.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

With his new film, Charlie Kaufman again proves that if you want something to make you feel trapped in a terrifying claustrophobic nightmare for ever and ever ... well, he’s your guy.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

On many levels it's a bold, brilliant work, uncompromising in its darkness and distinguished by rigorously committed performances from a superb principal cast. Yet in many fundamental ways, the movie is frustrating; it's frequently a hard slog, as distancing as it is illuminating.

Slash Film

Slash Film

press

It’s a beautiful, strange terrarium of a film, inviting us to gaze through the glass and wonder what’s going on underneath. Just as funny and creepy as it needs to be, the film is Kaufman at the top of his game, firing on all cylinders. A master of his own unique, unclassifiable craft.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

For all of its self-insistent detours and high-minded indulgences, I’m Thinking of Ending Things rarely feels like a concept in search of a movie. There’s a fullness and vitality to it that shines through even when the film is chasing its own tail, which is basically all it wants to do.

Variety

Variety

press

It’s not just a quirky, morose downer of a movie — it’s didactically morose.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Bleak, bewildering, and a bit bonkers. Kaufman’s uncompromising originality is always welcome — but you’ll need time to let this one percolate.

3.0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Buckley and Plemons are left to carry that water for much of I'm Thinking's 134-minute runtime, and they're both fantastically game, infusing the movie's heady concepts with a naturalism that borders on heroic.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

With his new film, Charlie Kaufman again proves that if you want something to make you feel trapped in a terrifying claustrophobic nightmare for ever and ever ... well, he’s your guy.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

On many levels it's a bold, brilliant work, uncompromising in its darkness and distinguished by rigorously committed performances from a superb principal cast. Yet in many fundamental ways, the movie is frustrating; it's frequently a hard slog, as distancing as it is illuminating.

Slash Film

Slash Film

press

It’s a beautiful, strange terrarium of a film, inviting us to gaze through the glass and wonder what’s going on underneath. Just as funny and creepy as it needs to be, the film is Kaufman at the top of his game, firing on all cylinders. A master of his own unique, unclassifiable craft.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

For all of its self-insistent detours and high-minded indulgences, I’m Thinking of Ending Things rarely feels like a concept in search of a movie. There’s a fullness and vitality to it that shines through even when the film is chasing its own tail, which is basically all it wants to do.

Dense, Beautiful, Challenging, Rewatchable.

Kaufman's crafted something perfect for the streaming service medium, intentionally or otherwise. I'm Thinking of Ending Things insists multiple viewings, and each time I've visited it the film's given me more and more to love. At times a disturbing horror, at others an unsettingly drama, a satirical condemnation of how we look at each other and a...

5.0

What a shocker

Watched right to the end, hoping to get some light, but no, still not obvious what a conclusion might be. I think she was mentally disturbed, what a nightmare for the director, or not, maybe he was disturbed too, certainly would have been by the end. Disappointed really, great cast with so much history & potential for this film, wasted.