A long, progressively disorienting drive across a snow-battered landscape leads to a relationship milestone - meeting the parents - in the latest from writer/director Charlie Kaufman.
The film is apparently a mix of drama, horror, and thriller.
The idea of being trapped with the just off-parents of her boyfriend (Jesse Plemons) on their farm is enough to give anyone whose weathered the pandemic a tension headache.
He not too long ago spoke to Leisure Weekly about "I'm Thinking of Ending Things" and the way the central couple's inexplicable experiences in the course of the journey result in a questioning of their actuality and relationship. Inspired by Iain Reid's bestselling namesake novel. Upon arriving, she comes to question everything she thought she knew about him, and herself. And soon he'll be able to add another, less expected line to that resume: Netflix original film director. We look forward to finding out, but Netflix wouldn't have brought Kaufman aboard if they were planning to play it safe. The flick looks trippy as hell, though undeniably mysterious, with great parts for Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, Jesse Plemons, and David Thewlis. Go figure, what could be Kaufman's potentially most accessible work to date is also going to be a weird genre outing. Check out the first trailer below for the film, which hits Netflix on September 4, 2020.
The subject matter doesn't exactly look chipper but I'm Thinking of Ending Things does look like it could be mighty good - and, yes, very Kaufmanesque.