The idea faithful adaptation is overrated. Each author of a book is adapted into a screenplay entitled to put a stamp of individuality on it, and Charlie Kaufman whose screenplay for the film adaptation in 2002, a book of essays orchid obsession turned into a hymn to his blocked creativity, uses more free privilege more. To this end, I think Kaufman Ending things-which he wrote and directed, is less an adaptation of the novel by Iain Reid, because there is another invitation to the brain Kaufman. Kaufman’s brain is not sufficiently interesting place as the home of an eccentric loner who, with unfinished symphonies, half-painted dolls, a wide range of rusty pots, two dozen Uncaged packed to the gills: This will make some people very happy hamster each with their own wheel of exercise and 20,000 books. Welcome! Sorry for the confusion! I’ll try to make a place for you to sit! You can never have too many books. But how many is too hamster wheel? Kaufman read I think to finish things can give an approximate answer. Reid novel is lean and taut, a low dose mental health horror commitment. Its efficiency, at least, it is gratifying; You can almost see that he needs to see the film in less time. Kaufman met many holes in its surface, the best is to be filled with extra material, how should open the skin of a raw chicken forcibly add butter. But the result is not particularly tenderness, only lumpy luggage. For every moment of the first affected vision there are tens of millions of milliseconds Kaufman Proving that he is a tortured Smartie. to do things that I think have been difficult Ending, and it’s painfully boring to watch. That does not mean that the plaintiff did not do their best, even if Kaufman has made it clear what we should do any of it. Jessie Buckley, the Irish actor who was so captivating in 2018 from Wild Rose, plays the character, as the young known to have doubts about a man that can already be seen for about six weeks. The type is to meet Jake (Jesse Plemons), and the young woman invites her parents, who live somewhere in the country. is he the door in his car, as a threat snowstorm. . How to analyze at the outset in a statement that we do not know, tells us that they are “Think of stopping things,” Kaufman also reported earlier that none of this should be accepted as the realism; the story is a psychological study ups and downs, perhaps even a kind of decay. The young woman thinks Jake their thoughts and be heard, maybe it can. He also received strange phone calls on their mobile phone to receive from their number. A male voice offered a puzzle pleads: “Now is the time for the answer, just a question, answer a question:” Who is this young woman, what are these calls through, and what they want from Jake? What makes Jake wants from you? stacked the unit for the parental farm with sharp arguments, occasional funny repartee and a number of awkward silence. Jake is apparently attentive to this woman; He takes an interest in their work, or at least pretend to be convincing. But actually you see them? The young woman is not so sure. Things get weirder when they arrive. There are a few dead sheep in the barn-Jake comes from a farming family, and tells a story of how the resident pig met a bad end. “Life is not always beautiful in the company,” says the young woman, with haunting solemnity. This point is met by a further plunge in figurative hammer when mother and father (played by Toni Collette and David Thewlis, who strive to bring some ‘subtlety, that are blatantly unsubtle characters). Their relationship with their child is noticeably tense. They seem to be closer to each other than they are for him, and repeatedly stressed that Jake mother is not so smart, but the credit because he worked awfully hard. When the young woman suffering from night it needs the next day to return to work, despite the intensification of the storm outside that she has visions (or are they really?), It is what happens Jakes parents age and how he would Worrying their. This section of the film exudes a hypnotic recovery of heat from the film closely, italic correction of fear. Through all this, Jake and the young woman and talking to each other, but rarely together. to unite their inability, even momentarily, it can be indicative of its end, if you can find out what is the end of the earth. Some details of the story directly from the book: A creepy janitor, a young nervous woman who works at the local Dairy Queen ice cream joint in style. Others are pure embroidery Kaufman-esque, and dilute them to the potential power of the end of the movie: There is a version of the dream ballet in Oklahoma, and an elaborate fantasy sequence involving an acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize. (Awards seem to be an obsession of Kaufman :. In his Synecdoche, New York, Philip Seymour Hoffman in 2008 theater nervous director receives a MacArthur Fellowship) As written by Kaufman and directed films, I think it’s the end of the hyper-real and unreal things simultaneously above. When the young woman, Buckley does everything that the film asks her, maybe more, have bracingly funny is a story that dealt mostly move as a vehicle of ideas. The relationship between Jake and the young woman, it is depression or falls apart-is irrelevant here. It is not clear who are we to sympathy, but our sympathies are to move from one character to another with or. This makes the final minus a jolt like a confused murmur. But these two are talking ensure both. They speak of William Wordsworth and David Foster Wallace, Guy Debord’s society of the spectacle to viruses and insects, who blow themselves up for the good of the colony. At one point, the young woman starts a precise and scathing critique of ‘performance in John Cassavetes’ wife Gena Rowlands A; a real-not-yet-real cigarette appears in her hand, and she waves to emphasize. Jake is perplexed. He does not agree, but he articulated his subject so well that they can not react will be castrated. The young woman of words does not run as off-the-cuff remarks, rather than sharp, written sentences. As we have seen, have 1974 New York Review of the film lifted directly from Pauline Kael falls Kaufman this little candy apparently as a kind of test, although previously indicated that in the film, when we see a copy of the collection of Kael For essays Keeps shelf Jake (The essay is also fully recognized in the credits). Those who are still reading Kael? Who gets his little hard to joke, and if you do, what do you win? Kaufman does not matter how smart you are, as long as you know how smart it is. But what I did not like or has just fallen in part, almost all of the Kaufman film, I can never reject him altogether. I think things to end like emotionally tedious, I came away to think that six hours worth of film I saw something run more than two instead of one. But Kaufman is not entirely wrong: all feeling the job is. It does not feel that you let off the hook. It can at the same time to tolerate self-pity because, even in the most personal of directors? With each film, including this one, Kaufman seems to invite us into his psyche just so he can ask, “Do you see how difficult it is to be me,” We are able to observe and admire it or not, but we are actually not much benefit at all. We can not unleash one of his whirring wheel of fear better than he can. Correction, September 8. The original version of this story false information about the length of the young woman with Jake the relationship into the film. They had been about six weeks were dated, not six months.