‘I’m Thinking Of Ending Things’ Trailer: Reality Crashes Around Jessie Buckley In The Latest From Charlie Kaufman

It’s time to delve back into Charlie Kaufman‘s realm of the surreal. It’s been five years since Kaufman gave us the acclaimed, but somewhat overlooked, stop-motion film Anomalisa. Now he’s back and with Netflix for I’m Thinking of Ending Things, an adaptation of Iain Reid’s creepy novel about couple and a road trip to meet one’s parents. It almost sounds like the setup for a comedy, but in Kaufman’s hands you know there’s so much more going on.

The film is an adaptation of Iain Reid’s novel, and stars Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette, and David Thewlis. Buckley, a rising star from her roles in Beast and Wild Rose, plays an unnamed woman who, despite having second thoughts about their relationship, goes to meet her boyfriend’s parents at the family farm. There, they get trapped by a snowstorm, and the woman begins to question her reality.

The trailer is weird, and melancholy, and also pretty funny, all the things we come to expect from the man who gave us such mindbenders as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Synecdoche, New York.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things hits Netflix on September 4th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.