“I'm Thinking of Ending Things” quotes

Movie I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Title I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Year 2020
Director Charlie Kaufman
Genre Drama, Thriller
Plot – A young woman is thinking about ending her six-week relationship with her boyfriend Jake, while they're driving to meet his parents at their farm. Throughout the drive and later in other scenes, we get to see footage of a janitor working at a high school. When they arrive at the farmhouse, they meet Jake's parents. At dinner the young woman tells the story of how they met at a trivia night. Later, while the two of them look at old pictures, she notices a childhood picture of Jake, but then gets confused after recognizing that child as herself. Also, she keeps getting anonymous strange phonecalls from a mysterious man. Meanwhile Jake's parents begin to transition back and forth from their younger selves to elderly dementia patients. On the drive home, Jake mentions several events of the night that the young woman does not remember. After a while they find themselves in the middle of a snowstorm. Jake stops at his old high school and leaves the young woman alone in the car. After a long wait, she decides to look for Jake inside the school,only to meet the janitor we saw at the previous scenes.
All actors – Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, David Thewlis, Guy Boyd, Hadley Robinson, Gus Birney, Abby Quinn, Colby Minifie, Anthony Robert Grasso, Teddy Coluca, Jason Ralph, Oliver Platt, Frederick Wodin, Ryan Steele
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  • “A person, an adult, has to, at one point or another, take responsibility for who they are.”
    Jessie Buckley - Young Woman
  • “I suspect humans are the only animals that know the inevitability of their own deaths. Other animals live in the present. Humans cannot, so they invented hope.”
    Jessie Buckley - Young Woman
  • “That's why i like roadtrips. It's good to remind yourself that the world is larger than the inside of your own head.”
    Jesse Plemons - Jake
  • “People stay in unhealthy relationships because it's easier. Basic physics. An object in motion tends to stay in motion. People tend to stay in relationships past their expiration date. It's Newton's first law of emotion.”
    Jessie Buckley - Young Woman
  • “It's tragic how few people possess their souls before they die. Nothing is more rare in any man, says Emerson, than an act of his own. And it's quite true. Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. That's an Oscar Wilde quote.”
    Jessie Buckley - Young Woman
    [Tag:death, soul]