Just wanted to share some random thoughts after I watched the film "I'm of ending things". First off I really like horror movies as easy entertainment, that usually doesn't need too much . But this movie was different and it got under my skin with the situations and themes that I interpreted as MD...
Many parts of the film reminded me of how I build my own daydreams: character might change name, occupation or age as I need them to in the middle of a scene in order for the story to work. I might even take a real-world piece of art and imagine it has been created by one of my characters (like the poem in the movie)... And the dog that disappears and reappears in the same loop as needed acts just like some of my characters.
Watching the movie I felt both anxious and creeped-out as well as seen and identified. I've been daydreaming since I was a little kid and never was truly all that bothered by my symptoms. The biggest problem is the lack of sleep, since I feel like I unwind best by daydreaming before falling asleep. But sometimes I daydream for hours and get like 1 hour of sleep. That's not too good but aside from that, I never found my daydreaming overly disturbing. I have always been very attached to my daydreaming habits, but never really worried about their impact to my life and health. Until this film. Now I worry: if I'm not able or willing to destroy my time-consuming and elaborate daydreams, will I end up like Jake in the end?
If you've seen the film, what are your thoughts and interpretations: was it MD? Or something completely else? If you haven't seen the film, but like artsy films with horror elements (or horror films with artsy elements), it is a though-provoking experience. I know there's also a book, but the films themes were a bit triggering. Might pick-up the book someday but not right now.