Based on the title, Netflix's new film I'm Thinking of Endings Things sounds like it could be a typical breakup movie. Peel back one layer (there are many), and you'll find quite the opposite: The Charlie Kaufman–directed thriller drama, based on the book of the same name, follows a young woman (Jessie Buckley) as she meets the parents of her boyfriend, Jake (Jesse Plemons). Soon, reality unravels, as the characters and their backgrounds keep shifting—even her name isn't a sure thing. In the midst of wondering who she is, if Jake can hear her thoughts, and what is real and what is not, there's an Oklahoma!-inspired dance scene, choreographed by New York City Ballet soloist Peter Walker and performed by fellow soloist Unity Phelan and Broadway vet Ryan Steele.
"At face value, it's a lovely dream ballet sequence," says Walker. "But there's a lot of character layers and interactions that are specific and directed that I almost hesitate to talk about, because so much of the film, especially the end, is meant to be left up for interpretation."