Endings, Beginnings

Published May 15, 2022

Endings, Beginnings

Film info

  • Title Endings, Beginnings
  • Director Drake Doremus
  • Year 2019
  • Run time 1hr 50m
  • Genres Drama, Romance
  • Tagline Everything might not be okay, but that's okay

Daphne, a young woman recovering from a break-up is at a turning point in her life and embarks on a few months of self-introspection. But when she meets friends Jack and Frank at a party, everything changes... Daphne becomes involved with both of them, starting a steamy and complicated love triangle.

Live blog

Time Comment
2:25 Birthday game face.
7:03 To have a pool right there whenever you want it!
8:49 How has she actually managed to win something on the claw?
10:41 Does the mum not know that you shouldn’t bitch about the ex because they’re bound to come back?
15:12 Christmas and New Year is a hard time to not drink.
15:58 “You should probably leave now before I destroy you with my radioactive sadness.”
26:38 Ah, your Etsy shop says so much about you.
32:56 I refuse to choose between Jamie and Sebastian. Nope.
41:17 “If we spend more time together, one of us will die.” Is that supposed to be a chat up line?
53:00 Yep, he knows.
1:00:00 I see the dog is an excuse but you can’t just get rid of it when you’ve said you’ll look after it.
1:13:11 Love a present wrapped in newspaper.
1:27:03 “I think you have more power than you know.”


I wanted to like this but it is so dull. So very, very dull. You’d think a movie with these three leads couldn’t go wrong, but they somehow manage to make Jamie Dornan unlikeable whilst Sebastian Stan isn’t around enough to actually get any sense of his character. Shailene Woodley does a good job, but the film is mostly made up of her looking moody and sad, which doesn’t really sustain the almost two hour runtime. I quite like the way the story is told, with the snippets of this young woman’s life, past and present… it’s just a shame there isn’t enough substance to the story to make it worthwhile.

Rating: 1 / 5

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