I'm Thinking of Ending Things

I'm Thinking of Ending Things ★★½

General takeaways -

1. I think Kaufman has covered this thematic ground in his earlier films better

2. Kaufman the director is Kaufman the screenwriter's worst enemy.

#bring_back_jonze_and_gondry

3. I get the point of the oft ostensibly pretentious monologues but they are just not impactful to me and it's just grating to sit through and leaves a bad impression.

4. The way the existential dread builds up is really nice though. The peak has to be the return car ride sequence. The sense of claustrophobia definitely adds to it.

5. I wish the surrealist sequences worked more on a primal level, as is in some Lynch movies but oh well.

P.S. - Of course there are tonnes of things I didn't get but this really seems like a shaky project.

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