'Endless Love' equals endless torture
The 85th Academy Awards ceremony will take place this Sunday on ABC with presenters including. Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, John Travolta, Jamie Foxx, and the casts of “The Avengers” and “Chicago”.
Coming in fifth at the box office this Valentine's weekend is this remake of the 1981 film starring Alex Pettyfer, of 'Magic Mike' fame, and Gabriella Wilde. 'Endless Love' tells the story of Jade Butterfield, the quiet girl from school whose brother passes from cancer, and David Elliot, the misunderstood tough guy with a past. They meet after graduation and develop a perfect whirlwind romance, with one exception: she leaves for a pre-med internship two weeks after they start dating. After a lovey montage of their last two weeks together, Jade declines the internship and amplifies her father's disapproval for David. Hugh Butterfield (Bruce Greenwood) whisks her away to their lake house for the summer and digs into David's past, stopping at nothing to split the two lovers apart.
'Endless Love' may have been sold out at our local Highland 12 on Valentine's Day, but was not an impressive love story by any means. 'Endless Love' starts off with an unsettling campiness that continues for the entire movie. The initial romance is forced and unbelievable, and while the chemistry between Pettyfer and Wilde eventually improves, the plot only continues to worsen. The story takes weird twists and turns and doesn't seem to have one true direction, steamrolling over every romantic movie clichÃ©. 'Endless Love' also has the strangest resolution leaving audiences unsatisfied and largely disappointed. 'Endless Love' doesn't even reach guilty pleasure status. It is not even so bad that it's good.
A decent soundtrack makes the film tolerable but cannot save a bad story with poor execution. The production is unbelievable and silly. Even if I were less bitter and cynical, 'Endless Love' wouldn't be considered a decent drama. Barely grossing $13.5 million on the most romantic weekend of the year, 'Endless Love' failed to draw in audiences or leave a good impression.
'Endless Love' is rated PG-13 for sexual content, brief partial nudity, some language, and teen partying.
Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly
More tntechoracle News Articles
Recent tntechoracle News Articles
Discuss This Article
MOST POPULAR TNTECHORACLE
GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY
FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER
LATEST TNTECHORACLE NEWS
- Tech Activities Board gears up for upcoming events
- Orientation and Student Success begins search for SOAs
- Ice Cream & Stroll event kicks off semester for NPHC
- Army ROTC hosts annual Gold Bar Golf Scramble to fundraise for yearly expences
- Fall Fun Fest brings food and fun to Cookeville square
- SGA reorganizes senators for Independent Programs
- Tech police roll out new parking plan with increased consequences
RECENT TNTECHORACLE CLASSIFIEDS
FROM AROUND THE WEB
- Protecting Seniors Online from Scams, Hacks and Tax Fraud
- Rehydrating for Optimal Health
- Five Reasons You Need Cell Phone Insurance Now
- The One Super Bowl Fact You Still May Not Know
- Companies Are Discovering That Pittsburgh Is Good for...
- Millennials Go House Hunting, and Here's What They Crave
- Estate Plans: You're Not Doing Anyone a Favor by Avoiding...
- What Would You Have to Give Up to Pay for An Unexpected...
- Four Tips to Keep Your Kids' Teeth Healthy And Clean
- Local Community Newspapers Go Digital
COLLEGE PRESS RELEASES
- N. American Effie Awards Announces 2017 Collegiate Effie Competition
- Students Increasingly Turn To GoFundMe To Pay For College
- O2 BARS: LATEST RAGE AT COLLEGE DE-STRESS, SOCIAL, & WELLNESS EVENTS
- Deadline Approaching for Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
- ESA Foundation launches 2017-18 Scholarship Program