Endless Love

Shana Feste + Endless Love
Thursday, December 08 th, 2016 at 00:12 am Dr Joy Browne
Director (s):
Shana Feste
Starring:
Gabriella Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Bruce Greenwood
Genre:
Love story
Theme:
Young love

This a remake of the Zeffirelli film from 30 some years ago, with Brooke Shields. This new one has Gabriella Wilde and Alex Pettyfer. She is a sheltered, privileged teen, who becomes enthralled with a working-class youth with a troubled past, then Jade and David fall in love. This better than it should be, although most people just hated it, I didn’t hate it. Bruce Greenwood, plays dad, and Joely Richardson plays mom, and the wonderful Robert Patrick, from Terminator 2, plays David’s father. In the original, David burned the house down when their young love was thwarted, in this one it is kind of “cupcake meets beefcake”. It is supposed to be about obsession, but it seems more like thwarted love affairs, remembering that the characters are 17 and 18. The acting, especially the adults, makes slightly better than you would expect it to be. I didn’t hate it, but this a 2.5 to 3 star movie at most. And probably mostly a ‘chick-flick’ for ‘chicks’ under the age of 18.

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