I see how Endless Love could have been a good film. Not happening, though.
Something always feels off. It’s hard to pinpoint, because the film is full of flaws: the characters should have graduated from college given the actors, there was no chemistry between our endless lovers, interaction between supporting characters is more interesting than the main story, there is a horrible boxing scene, the dialogue is ineffective and did I mention that they should have graduated from college?
Honestly, I’ve gotten used to teenagers being played by adults with Vampire Diaries, but first of all, it’s a necessity there — it’s been going on for five years — and second, the actors understand their characters, something that is severely lacking in Endless Love. This wouldn’t bother, had they graduated from college because we wouldn’t notice the simple fact that they are adults.
I did like some things. Loverboy’s best friend is hilarious, the girl’s brother is super likable and there is an incomprehensible charm buried somewhere deep in, there are some creative filming angles and set-ups. The score is lovely, too, and would fit a better version of this film well.
I have a weakness for love stories, especially in books, but I like them in films too. This, though? Endless love my ass. Maybe Game of Thrones and great films have spoiled me, but I really missed a twist, something to take at least some of the boredom off the film and make it worthwhile. I would’ve traded the happy ending for a cruel one just for a bit more excitement. Honestly.