Movie review – I’m Thinking of Ending Things 

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Jessie Buckley with Charlie Kaufman on the set of “I’m Thinking Of Ending Things”

Boh Suh, Staff Writer

When I first saw the title, I thought this would be some end of the world type of movie. I expected that a monster will end the world, but I was really off on that. I wish that it could be titled, “I’m thinking of ending COVID-19 pandemic,” instead.  

The ratings from Rotten Tomatoes compared to the Rotten Tomatoes audience rating shows a 34% difference. That’s a big difference. The 81% rating means that this is better than one of my favorite movies, Gladiator,” which rated at 77% for some reason. 

My guess is that many viewers were lost like me after the movie. When the movie ended, I was confused. My wife and I looked at each other, and we were like, “Wait, is this the end?” I learned about the movie more from researching itand now it makes a little more sense to me. 

The story started as a young woman (she was called several different names) and her boyfriend, Jake, were driving to Jake’s parent’s placeYou will hear her saying, “I am thinking of ending things.” I was thinking she was going to turn into an evil spirit and kill Jake, but don’t worry! That did not happen. 

Throughout the movie, I felt very awkward about the relationships in the movie. The conversation, body language, and everything just made me feel awkward. I felt awkward for all the characters in the movie. I think that may be the movie director’s goal.  

If you ask me the genre of the movie, I may say awkward genre, which I just made it up. The Rotten Tomatoes website listed the movie as Horror, Mystery, and Thriller. I can see mystery, but I wasn’t sure about horror. It is definitely not a type of movie that will make you jump from a loud noise in the movie. 

Overall, it is an interesting movie. It is snowing in the movie, so I would recommend having some hot chocolate with marshmallows. Watch the movie when it is snowing outside to really feel the movie (and be confused in the end…). 

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 81% 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 47% 

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10 

*The ratings are based on 10/9/2020.