Endless Love is a remake of the ’80s classic of the same title that starred Brook Shields and Martin Hewitt, based on the novel by Scott Spencer. In the latest incarnation of this timeless tale, Jane Butterfield (Gabriella Wilde), is a pretty loner who is still mourning the loss of her older brother Chris. David (Alex Pettyfer) is the charming, charismatic, youth from a blue collar family that is anything but what her father Hugh (Bruce Greenwood) would ever want for his daughter. Every attempt to break up the younger couple only drives them towards one another, creating a bond that lives up to the title.
Unlike the original film, David is a far more likeable character, his love for Jane goes beyond the realm of being portrayed as stalker and is shown to be a true romantic. Jane is not just the sweet girl seduced by desire, but willingly gives herself to her soul mate. This film could have easily been sappy sweet and caused anyone to choke on their Milk Duds, however, it was extremely well executed and almost plausible, unlike most love stories. Director, Shana Feste and her writing partner, Joshua Safran were impeachable in their storytelling.
Endless Love opens on Valentine’s Day and is the love story of the year. If you are in love or are hopeful for love, then this is one to watch.