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Endless Love (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 14 February 2014 (USA)
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The story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.

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Shana Feste

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Shana Feste (screenplay), Joshua Safran (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Pettyfer ... David Elliot
Gabriella Wilde ... Jade Butterfield
Bruce Greenwood ... Hugh Butterfield
Joely Richardson ... Anne Butterfield
Robert Patrick ... Harry Elliot
Rhys Wakefield ... Keith Butterfield
Dayo Okeniyi ... Mace
Emma Rigby ... Jenny
Anna Enger Ritch ... Sabine (as Anna Enger)
Fabianne Therese ... Checka
Mike Bland Mike Bland ... Harry's Friend
Jake Schultz Jake Schultz ... Harry's Friend
Jeff Pope ... Mechanic (as Jeff Wayne Pope)
Zechariah Pierce ... Waiter
Ryan Lewis ... Maserati Driver
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Storyline

David has had a crush on Jade since the first time he saw her in the tenth grade. With high school coming to an end, David has never spoken to her until her family pulls up to The Inn, where David works as a valet. She and David fall madly in love, a love that only grows stronger as parents try to tear them apart. David knows Jade's past, but as his secrets are slowly revealed, Jade's trust is tested and leaves them wondering if they are truly meant to be together. Written by Anonymous

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When you fall for the right person, at the right time, for all the right reasons, what can possibly go wrong...? See more »

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, brief partial nudity, some language and teen partying | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor eterno See more »

Filming Locations:

Conyers, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,307,125, 16 February 2014

Gross USA:

$23,438,250

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,718,173
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Emma Roberts turned down the lead role of Jade Butterfield. See more »

Goofs

The MGB allegedly has a bad carburetor, and David repairs it with a spare. The MGB actually has two carburetors, as clearly seen in the film (later US models had only one so this was feasible until that point), and they are not identical, so it wouldn't be possible to know which is bad without diagnosing the car first. Also, when he first starts it, the air cleaner assembly is already reinstalled. He'd likely start it, get it warmed up, then adjust the carbs before reinstalling the air cleaner assembly. See more »

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[first lines]
David Elliot: There was a girl. A beautiful girl surrounded by people. Yet utterly alone. Her brother Chris died, sophomore year. She spent all of her time secluded with her family. Or in the comfort of books. I watched her through all of high school. Waiting for that perfect moment to talk to her, but that... that moment never came. I watched as people gradually forgot about her. And she seemed content to disappear. But not to me. And all though she didn't know it... I saw the possibility of us.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Endless Love/About Last Night (2014) See more »

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I Know It's You
Written by Richie James Eaton
Performed by Guards
Courtesy of Black Bell Records
By arrangement with Rhino Independent/ADA Licensing
A division of Warner Music Group Film and TV Licensing
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Trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear
15 August 2014 | by Buddy-51See all my reviews

Though "Endless Love" feels like a rehash of "The Notebook" (as if one were needed), it's actually a remake of a long-forgotten film from 1980, starring Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt, based on the novel by Scott Spencer. In fact, if that film is remembered at all, it's probably as much for the drippy, inexplicably popular title song (sung by Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie) as for the movie itself (it also marked the screen debut of Tom Cruise, which gives it some historical significance).

This is another of those dime-a-dozen romances between two kids from opposite sides of the tracks (as always, the adolescents are portrayed by actors long out of their teens). Jade is a poor-little-rich-kid who's just graduated high school and is about to embark on a promising career in medicine. David, on the other hand, is all ready to set up life as a mechanic in his dad's garage. The movie has to find a way to explain how the beautiful Jade, who would clearly be the most popular girl in any high school in the United States, just happens to be the least popular girl at this one. Turns out Jade's brother died of cancer a few years back and she's been isolating with her family ever since.

"Endless Love" lines up its cast of stereotypes in dutiful fashion: the snooty rich folk, the jealous exes, the super-supportive mother and brother, the wisecracking sidekick, and the over-protective, elitist dad who fairly drips with disdain for the lower social orders, of whom David is a prime example, and who will stop at nothing to keep such a boy from marrying his daughter.

Jade is such a dreamy-eyed dolt and David such a paragon of dime-novel romance that it becomes impossible for us to identify with either one of them as actual people. Even David's allegedly troubled background seems gussied-up and phony, a bit of back story tacked on to make him more relatable to the audience. It doesn't work.

Riddled with cheesy dialogue and ridiculous plot points, especially in the melodramatic finale, this sappy, white-bread take on "Romeo and Juliet" (minus the poetry, of course) scrapes the bottom of the barrel as far as recent movie romances go. Though, come to think of it, at least they dropped that dreadful song. That's at least one point in the movie's favor.


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