Drake Doremus’s Endings, Beginnings is a coming-of-age story of sorts. The pic stars Shailene Woodley as Daphne, a thirtysomething woman navigating love and heartbreak over the course of one year. In an attempt to get her life on track financially and romantically, but gets caught in a love triangle with a free-spirited bad boy (Sebastian Stan) and his more stable, scholarly best friend (Jamie Dornan). During that time, she will unlock the secrets to her life in a sudden turn of events and in the most surprising of places.
“It’s just an exploration of her humanity, and who she is as an emotional creature, trying to do the best she can, day in and day out, as she tries and navigates life, and also goes through the journey of self-exploration, realization and identification,” said Woodley who made a stop at Deadline’s Toronto Studio accompanied by Doremus, Dornan, and the film’s co-writer Jardine Libaire. “I think this movie is a true journey into oneself, of figuring out how she identifies within her own soul, and within her own heart.”
Speaking on the inspiration behind the film, Doremus shared, “I think just kind of reflecting on our lives and relationships that we’ve been in, and sort of just trying to understand that crossover point, from trying to fill a void in yourself with other people, and trying to understand that you’ve got to start with yourself.”
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