Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Endless Love Review - 1 Star

“Endless Love” remakes a 1980’s Brooke Shields classic with poor results.  Alex Pettyfer plays the blue-collar but super smart high school hunk who captures the heart of beautiful virginal blonde Gabriella Wilde.  Incredibly, she has managed to make no friends in high school or to go out on one date or do anything in her school years due to her family’s grief over the loss of her perfect big brother.  As soon as Alex and Gabriella get together, her father objects and tries every trick in the book to drive them apart. The father role goes to the usually good actor Bruce Greenwood with Joely Richardson as her mother and Robert Patrick as Alex father.  Greenwood especially suffers from a laugh out loud script.  “Endless Love” lacks surprise or any sparks or much of anything to interest us.  I think this “Endless Love” looks to make a few quick bucks over the Valentine’s Day weekend.  Does it deliver what it promises?  No sparks in this remake.  Is it entertaining?  Laugh out loud.  Is it worth the price of admission?  Might be a good place for high school kids to sit in the dark.