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I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

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Full of misgivings, a young woman travels with her new boyfriend to his parents' secluded farm. Upon arriving, she comes to question everything she thought she knew about him, and herself.

Director:

Charlie Kaufman

Writers:

Charlie Kaufman (written for the screen by), Iain Reid (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Plemons ... Jake
Jessie Buckley ... Young Woman
Toni Collette ... Mother
David Thewlis ... Father
Guy Boyd ... Janitor
Hadley Robinson ... Laurey / Tulsey Town Girl 1
Gus Birney ... Aunt Eller / Tulsey Town Girl 2
Abby Quinn ... Tulsey Town Girl 3
Colby Minifie ... Yvonne
Anthony Robert Grasso ... Diner Manager (as Anthony Grasso)
Teddy Coluca ... Diner Customer
Jason Ralph ... Yvonne's Boyfriend
Oliver Platt ... The Voice (voice)
Frederick Wodin Frederick Wodin ... Dancing Janitor (as Fredrick E. Wodin)
Ryan Steele ... Dancing Jake
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Storyline

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. Written by Netflix

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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The unnamed girl mentions homosexuality being considered a pathology in the DSM before 1973. The DSM is the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders". Homosexuality was added in 1952. A large study was made ten years later. The researchers argued that homosexuality should be included and stay in the DSM as it was believed male homosexuality was caused by a fear of the opposite sex as a result of traumatic child-parent relationships. Evelyn Hooker, however, researched and argued the comparison between happy and well-adjusted homosexual men and heterosexual men and found no difference. Homosexuality remained in the DSM until may of 1974. See more »

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Quotes

[first lines]
Young Woman: [narrating] I'm thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. IIt sticks, it lingers, it dominates. There's not much I can do about it, trust me. It doesn't go away. It's there whether I like it or not. It's there when I eat, when I go to bed. It's there when I sleep. It's there when I wake up. It's always there. Always.
Young Woman: I haven't been thinking about it for long. The idea's new. But it feels old at the same time. When did it start? What if this thought wasn't ...
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Soundtracks

Lonely Room
Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Jesse Plemons
Courtesy of Williamson Music, a division of Concord Music Publishing
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I don't know what I watched
7 September 2020 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

The story gets increasingly more bizarre. There are no explanations or closures either. I honestly don't know what I watched.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

4 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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