I’m Thinking of Ending Things premieres on Netflix on September 4
Charlie Kaufman’s new psychological horror movie, i’m thinking of ending things, is coming to Netflix tonight, Friday, Sept. 4.
Did you say something? The new Netflix movie from Charlie Kaufman entitled i’m thinking of ending things, is arriving at 12:01 a.m. PT. The Netflix original movie is based on the Iain Reid novel of the same title.
According to Netflix, the short description (in an impressive choice of words that doesn’t divulge much of the film’s plot) of the movie reads:
"Nothing is as it seems when a woman experiencing misgivings about her new boyfriend joins him on a road trip to meet his parents at their remote farm."
i’m thinking of ending things stars Jessie Buckley (Chernobyl, Wild Rose) as the aforementioned girlfriend, Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad, Fargo) as her boyfriend, and Toni Collette (Hereditary, Unbelievable) and David Thewlis (Harry Potter franchise, Wonder Woman) as the boyfriend’s parents. The film has been released in some theaters already but is expected to make a splash when it drops tonight, as most people are opting to view it a little later in the comfort of their homes.
Kaufman is known for being a truly singular voice in screenwriting, creating some of the most futuristic, magical, and surreal stories ever told on film. On top of the films he has both written and directed (Synecdoche, New York, Anomalisa), Kaufman has scribed many acclaimed films directed by other collaborators – both Being John Malkovich and the Oscar-winning Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind are wonderful and are on Netflix right now! Kaufman also released his first novel, Antkind, earlier this year.
Netflix recently premiered the trailer and poster for i’m thinking of ending things in promotion for the film, both of which you can view below! Some critics are already providing their rave reviews, with Rotten Tomatoes describing it as “grappling with the human condition as only [Charlie Kaufman] can.”
Personally, I’m most excited for the Kaufmanian lens of time and existence that permeates throughout the trailer, Jessie Buckley’s performance, and the animation influences (!) that can be briefly seen in the trailer.
Will you be watching i’m thinking of ending things when it drops on Netflix tonight? Stay tuned for our review later this week as well!