I'm Thinking of Ending Things | 2020

Directed by: Charlie Kaufman

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Main Plot

Full of misgivings, a young woman travels with her new boyfriend to his parents' secluded farm. Upon arriving, she comes to question everything she thought she knew about him, and herself.


  • Jesse Plemons portrays Jake in "I'm Thinking of Ending Things," a young man in a complicated relationship with his girlfriend.
  • Jessie Buckley's character is named Lucy and she plays the girlfriend of the main character, Jake, in the film.
  • Toni Collette's character in "I'm Thinking of Ending Things" is named Mother and plays a supporting role in the plot.


In the conclusion of "I'm Thinking of Ending Things," the protagonist, Jake, takes his girlfriend to his old high school. They find it abandoned and eerie, and Jake reveals dark secrets from his past. As they leave, the girlfriend's identity starts to shift, and it becomes unclear who she really is. They arrive at Jake's childhood home, where time seems to distort and surreal events unfold. The girlfriend realizes she is a figment of Jake's imagination and decides to end things. In the final scene, the girlfriend is seen alone, contemplating her existence and the nature of reality.

Charlie Kaufman