A Feminist Critique of “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”: A Trapped Young Woman in the Dream of a Man

Authors

  • Elif Ertem Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33831/jws.v22i1.220

Keywords:

woman, art and cinema, feminist perspective, male bias

Abstract

Written and directed by Charlie Kaufman, I’m Thinking of Ending Things recently met
with viewers of Netflix and brought the controversy. The film is in the focus of criticism as well
as the likes, praise, and applause. The film is an adaptation from the Canadian writer Iain Reid’s
bestselling namesake novel. Neither the book nor the film is not intended to be a feminist study,
although it argues to show the existential crisis and the inner-voices of a young woman character.
Instead, this piece reflects the subjective interpretations of dreams, memories, and a man’s life,
Jake. What makes this piece a subject of feminist critique is the promised story of the movie
and the starting point of the movie. This movie promises the audience to hear the voice of a
young woman going through an existential crisis, making her wonder about her story.

Published

2021-07-18

How to Cite

Ertem, E. (2021). A Feminist Critique of “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”: A Trapped Young Woman in the Dream of a Man. Kadın/Woman 2000, Journal for Women’s Studies, 22(1), 165–170. https://doi.org/10.33831/jws.v22i1.220