Director: Shana Festie
Starring: Gabriella Wilde, Alex Pettyfer
Endless love is a remake of the 1981 film by the same name which propelled Brooke Shields to worldwide fame. Remaining mostly faithful to the original, there are however, a few notable changes in the story. Jade (Gabriella Wilde) and David (Alex Pettyfer) are students who have just graduated from high school and fall in love. Jades father is strict and takes an instant dislike to David. He tries to break them apart even though the rest of the family are smitten by him.
Themes in the film are loss of innocence and problematic young love caused by a father who believes he 'owns' his daughter and is entitled to control her destiny. It's quite obvious early on that this film is plagued by many problems. The leading couple don't have the chemistry required to make the audience believe in their love. Pettyfer looks much older and is miscast as David, boyfriend of the beautiful Jade.
The script is so woeful and over the top at times that inadvertent laughter from the audience seems to be uncontrolled. The high levels of cliches and predictability only add to the film's woes. Owing to all the negativity, it was difficult connecting emotionally with these characters, so much so that ultimately we didn't really care whether this duo walked off into the sunset hand in hand.
Regardless of the questionable nature of this film, the younger crowd will ensure it's a massive hit and will doubtlessly be a very popular date movie. JAKE