Mesmerisingly disconcerting and audaciously brilliant, Kaufman pulls you in with his words that flow as effortlessly as the sands of time – an experiment of sorts that bubbles with the effervescence of Jessie Buckley, the versatility of David Thewlis, the reserve of Jesse Plemons, and the idiosyncrasy of Toni Collette.
The psychological thriller is a startling and fascinating look into the deep recesses of a muddled yet highly functioning mind – a whirlpool of thoughts of emotions – deep into the abyss – only to regurgitate forming newer swirls, branching outwards, like the tentacles of octopi – different yet very much the same.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things is a spellbinding experience and leaves much to open interpretation while also being a commentary on society and familial ties – with Kaufman being able to assert himself as an extremely intelligible individual without being overtly arrogant.
In effect, it’s a metaphorical ride through time while the old man stands still – “It’s all planned and yet it isn’t thought out.”
P.S. There’s an homage to Eternal Sunshine in there as well – well sort of. :P