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The End of Love

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Single dad's struggles are poignant, somewhat mature.

Movie NR 2013 90 minutes
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The best acting award in this film goes to Isaac Webber, who plays Mark's son. Of course, the young co-star's natural way around Webber and the camera may have something to do with the fact that Webber is really his dad, but he still deserves plenty of kudos. (As does Webber for the way he stays in character while juggling the demands of a co-actor who thinks of him as daddy.)

THE END OF LOVE is meditative and interesting, and there's something poignant about watching Mark go through the day barely holding it together, aimless but not despicably neglectful (though he pushes it at a few points), yearning for a break (financial and otherwise), and in love with his son but not with the life that being left behind has given him. Nonetheless, the movie feels like it should have more dramatic tension than it does. For the most part, it's simply gloomy, downcast, and inert.

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