I'm Thinking of Ending Things

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"I'm Thinking of ending things. What’s the point of carrying on like this? I know what it is, where it’s going. Jake is a nice guy, but... It’s not going anywhere. I’ve known this for a while now. Maybe it’s human nature to keep going even in the face of this knowledge. The alternative requires too much energy, decisiveness. People stay in unhealthy relationships because it’s easier. It’s basic physics. An object in motion tends to stay in motion; people tend to stay in relationships past their expiration date. Newton’s first law of emotion." - Young Woman

Release: 28 August, 2020

The Pitch: The story follows Jake on a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm with his girlfriend who is thinking of ending things. When Jake makes an unexpected detour, leaving her stranded, a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty, and sheer terror ensues. (Source)

Director: Charlie Kaufman
Cast: Jesse Plemons (Jake), Jessie Buckley (Young Woman), Tony Collette (Mother), David Thewlis (Father), Guy Boyd (Janitor)

The screenplay's 1st draft is available in two formats (PDF and RTF) via this website's Scripts/Writing section.

 

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