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Netflix movie from 2020 has jumped up in popularity for being 'weirdest thing ever seen'

Netflix movie from 2020 has jumped up in popularity for being 'weirdest thing ever seen'

The 2020 film is a weird and wonderful story about loneliness

A 2020 movie has just dropped on Netflix and according to viewers, it's the weirdest thing to hit the big screen in years.

Directed by Charlie Kaufman, who is better known for projects such as Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, starring Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey, and Human Nature, the film recently dropped on Netflix and it's got people talking.

A Reddit thread dedicated entirely to this film spoke in great length about why the fantastical flick is so weird but so good.

A 2020 movie has dropped on Netflix and it's got people talking.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things has been dubbed as ‘one of the weirdest movies I've ever seen’ by one, and if you’ve watched it, you might agree.

From animated pigs to ever-changing ages and situations which seemingly have no correlation, Kaufman takes you through a myriad of confusion which doesn’t even resolve itself in the end. Sigh.

So really, if you don’t consider yourself a connoisseur of the mind, you might struggle with the undertones.

Adapted from a novel of the same name written by Iain Reid, it follows two main characters named Jake (Jesse Plemons) and Lucy (Jessie Buckley) who take a road trip to visit Jake’s parents, played by Toni Collette and David Thewlis.

Once there, Lucy’s experience with her soon to be in-laws becomes more and more bizarre as mind-bending and reality-shifting events start to unfold.

However, amongst those events, one thing is always consistent: Lucy’s constant thoughts of ending things.

But an aspect which is never explained is that in both the movie and novel, it remains unclear whether Lucy considers ending her relationship with Jake or her life. Which makes it even more anxiety-inducing for the audience.

One critic on Rotten Tomatoes wrote: “I would not advise trying to make sense of anything in I'm Thinking of Ending Things.

I'm Thinking of Ending Things stars Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette and David Thewlis.

"It's best to just roll with whatever Kaufman throws at you and enjoy the quartet of actors who give everything they've got to this strange, strange film.”

Another penned: “I'm Thinking of Ending Things can only be recommended to people who are up for a ride that isn't really supposed to be logical but it's more about conveying atmosphere, capturing moods, and presenting themes in an often-abstract way.”

On Reddit, viewers were mixed about whether they enjoyed it or not, agreeing that it was psychedelic, strange and utterly confusing.

Many viewers loved the wackiness of the film.

However, most believed it was a masterpiece created to force self-reflection and recognised missed opportunities in life.

All in all, I’m Thinking of Ending Things has been hailed as a surreal, artsy commentary on profound loneliness, regret, and a sense of unfulfillment.

I mean, I wouldn’t recommend watching this on a bad day, it’d be better to stick to something light on the brain.

But the scenes, props and acting are phenomenal.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix, Reddit