I'm Thinking of Ending Things ★★★★★


Where to begin? Where to end? Where to start unraveling this roller coaster of dread? In all of its pretentious craziness of layered subtext in every imagery and line of dialogue is an immensely human story. A story about growing old and getting lost in life and its mysteries. Subjects that Charlie Kauffman is all too familiar  with. 

I feel exhausted, perplexed, terrified as if I have seen a horror film; I feel lost. Putting your thoughts into words after a film like i’m thinking of ending things is almost impossible, but I can’t stop thinking about it, about growing old, about doubting my very existence. Which seems to be the usual ramifications of watching a film by Kauffman. 

This is easily the best film I have seen from 2020. It is easily the film that has left me the most bewildered and uncertain this year. And the film that I right now look forward to watching again the most, even though it scares me to do so. No matter the subjectiveness of my opinion, the film is great. It is both absurd and ominous which might not be for everyone, but everyone should at least watch the film for the astounding acting and meticulous film making.

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