I'm Thinking of Ending Things ending EXPLAINED

I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS is the new psychological thriller from Charlie Kaufman - but what did THAT ending mean?

PUBLISHED: 20:56, Mon, Sep 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 20:56, Mon, Sep 7, 2020

I’m Thinking of Ending Things stars Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons in a new psychological horror on . The film, from director Charlie Kaufman, sees a woman going to see her partner’s parents for the first time. Some very strange things occur – but what particularly did that ending mean?

WARNING: I’m Thinking of Ending Things spoilers ahead


The ending of I’m Thinking of Ending Things is, as any Charlie Kaufman movie might be, rather confusing and not what fans may have expected.

While Jessie Buckley’s girl is in the car on the way home from meeting the parents with Jake (played by Jesse Plemons) she is confused at his desire to get a cold, ice cream milkshake in the middle of a midnight blizzard.

When they get there, there is a young woman with a rash on her arm who is trying to convince the girl that she “doesn’t need to go forwards.”

The girl is confused, so chooses to get back in the car with Jake anyway, but soon Jake shares his desire to drop off the ice cream cups in a bin near his old high school.

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Of course, ahead of their arrival, they discussed many things in the car, but on arrival they have an argument, and Jake attempts to start kissing the girl.

Suddenly, he noticed the janitor from the school watching them, and goes out to confront him.

After waiting for a long time and considering how she was wanted to “end things” for a while, the girl finally goes in to find Jake, only to be confronted by the janitor, who gives her the same slippers she wore at Jake’s home.

After this, she finally comes upon Jake, but two figures dressed like them begin to dance what seems to be a version of their life together, almost in a dream-like ballet.

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