I'm Thinking of Ending Things

I'm Thinking of Ending Things ★★★★★

Every single line of dialogue in this movie is entirely deliberate, a piece of an exceedingly intricate puzzle that you slowly start to piece together over the course of the film's runtime. Shockingly, at no point does it become tedious, repetitive, or boring. It's a genuine thrill to see how even the most mundane conversation can be warped into something far more important and meaningful over time.

I can't even begin to process how deeply this movie affected me. I outright sobbed at multiple intervals, even though I legitimately had no idea what was going on in the story. Many people will view this movie the same way Jake's dad views abstract art: nothing more than an empty mess devoid of any true meaning. However, I consider this unabashedly bizarre masterpiece to be one of the most profound, genius (not genus) works of art I've ever experienced.

It almost makes me want to give the musical Oklahoma another chance. Almost.

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