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Parents' Guide to

Endless Love (2014)

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Only romantic teens will enjoy melodramatic remake.

Movie PG-13 2014 103 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 16+

No distinction between love and passion

age 18+

Endless love

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Viewers who crave star-crossed "instalove" will get their fill from this movie, while everyone else will be only mildly amused. There's no doubt that teen girls interested in romance will enjoy the wish-fulfillment aspects of a gorgeous guy from the wrong side of town (with a heart of gold, of course) falling for a beautiful bookish girl with no relationship experience. And of course, the actors sure are pretty, what with both of them being British models. But as sweet and soapy as this teen romance is compared to the downright over-the-top (and trashy) original, there are way too many laughably predictable and unrealistic aspects to make it a good movie.

The adults are all fine actors (Joely Richardson plays Jade's understanding mother Anne, and David's supportive dad is Robert Patrick), but Greenwood's doctor is so villainous he nearly takes a bat to David's head. In this adaptation, it's the father's obsession -- not David's -- that's the problem. The upper-crust father's focus on his lovely daughter's every move and her blossoming relationship borders on disturbing. On the bright side, a couple of the supporting players, especially David's best friend Mace (Dayo Okeniyi) and Jade's brother Keith (Rhys Wakefield) add much-needed levity to the story, and there's one undeniably funny moment from David when Pettyfer gets to use his native English accent.

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