Endless Love

A privileged girl and a charismatic boy’s instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • David Elliot: Alex Pettyfer
  • Jade Butterfield: Gabriella Wilde
  • Hugh Butterfield: Bruce Greenwood
  • Keith Butterfield: Rhys Wakefield
  • Anne Butterfield: Joely Richardson
  • Harry Elliot: Robert Patrick
  • Jenny: Emma Rigby
  • Sabine: Anna Enger Ritch
  • Mace: Dayo Okeniyi
  • Checka: Fabianne Therese
  • Harry’s Friend: Mike Bland
  • Harry’s Friend: Jake Schultz
  • Mechanic: Jeff Pope
  • Waiter: Zechariah Pierce
  • Maserati Driver: Ryan Lewis
  • Manager: Dan Triandiflou
  • Dawn: Stephanie Northrup
  • Joe: Andrew Masset
  • Chris Butterfield: Patrick Johnson
  • High School Girl: Alexa Rachelle
  • Party Boy: Jonathan Velazquez
  • Gwen: Marie Burke
  • Dancing Party Girl: Danielle Rodas
  • Dancing Party Boy: Tallie Brinson
  • Boy in Pool: William Henry Milne
  • Girl in Pool: Sonia Rose
  • Charlie: Joey Nappo
  • Cop: Jimmy Gonzales
  • Hospital Receptionist: Michelle S. Brzenk
  • Dr. Nesbitt: Sharon Conley
  • Miles: Matthew Withers
  • Kelly: Alexandra Bartee
  • Professor: Jon Menick
  • TSA Agent: Nelson Bonilla
  • TSA Agent: Nathan Standridge
  • Fire Lieutenant: Skip D. Welch
  • Pastor: Judith Weston

Film Crew:

  • Production Design: Clay A. Griffith
  • Producer: Pamela Abdy
  • Casting: Justine Arteta
  • Director of Photography: Andrew Dunn
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Scott Hecker
  • Editor: Maryann Brandon
  • Producer: Scott Stuber
  • Original Music Composer: Christophe Beck
  • Music Supervisor: Randall Poster
  • Executive Producer: Tracy Falco
  • Unit Production Manager: J. Miles Dale
  • ADR Voice Casting: Caitlin McKenna
  • Location Casting: Craig Fincannon
  • Location Casting: Mark Fincannon
  • Location Casting: Lisa Mae Fincannon
  • First Assistant Director: Michele Panelli-Venetis
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Bob Shelley
  • Special Effects Technician: Greg Waddle
  • Production Accountant: Chris Silver Finigan
  • First Assistant Accountant: Shauna L. Kroen
  • Director: Shana Feste
  • Producer: Josh Schwartz
  • Producer: Stephanie Savage
  • Foley Mixer: Nerses Gezalyan
  • Additional Music: Jake Monaco
  • Novel: Scott Spencer
  • Sound Effects Editor: Keith Bilderbeck
  • Casting: Kim Davis-Wagner
  • Foley Artist: Gary A. Hecker
  • Screenplay: Joshua Safran
  • Sound Effects Designer: Martin Lopez
  • Second Unit Director: Steven Ritzi
  • Foley Artist: Gary Marullo
  • Makeup Department Head: Tina Roesler Kerwin
  • Costume Design: Stacey Battat
  • Costume Supervisor: Kate Samhat
  • Location Manager: Andrew L. Ullman
  • Rigging Gaffer: Sean Finnegan
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Frank A. Montaño
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Jon Taylor
  • “C” Camera Operator: Stephen Campbell
  • Set Decoration: Wayne Shepherd
  • Dialogue Editor: Hugh Waddell
  • Dialogue Editor: Michelle Pazer
  • Supervising ADR Editor: Curt Schulkey
  • Supervising Dialogue Editor: Kira Roessler
  • Best Boy Electric: Scott Zuchowski
  • “B” Camera Operator: Grayson Austin
  • Property Master: J.P. Jones
  • Script Supervisor: Rebecca Robertson
  • “A” Camera Operator: Bill O’Drobinak
  • Music Editor: Jason Ruder
  • Stunt Coordinator: Randy James Beckman
  • Hair Department Head: Kelvin R. Trahan
  • Key Hair Stylist: Catherine Marcotte
  • Art Direction: Angela Stauffer
  • Assistant Art Director: Danny Brown
  • ADR Mixer: Paul Drenning
  • Assistant Editor: Kerry Joseph Blackman
  • Construction Coordinator: Scott T. Pina
  • Transportation Coordinator: Gary Edelman
  • Casting Associate: Freya Krasnow
  • Production Sound Mixer: Mary H. Ellis
  • Gaffer: Chip Carey
  • Still Photographer: Quantrell D. Colbert
  • Unit Publicist: Scott Levine
  • Seamstress: Synithia Cochran
  • Production Supervisor: Regina Robb
  • Set Costumer: Ashley Marie Parker
  • Set Designer: John Moredock
  • Additional Editor: Julian Smirke
  • ADR Mixer: Jeff Gomillion
  • Conductor: Tim Davies
  • Boom Operator: James Peterson
  • Key Grip: Michael Duarte
  • Key Makeup Artist: Carla Brenholtz
  • Production Coordinator: Vickie M. Hsieh
  • Production Coordinator: Sue Smith
  • Assistant Property Master: Julie Kobsa
  • Special Effects Technician: Greg Pruett
  • Leadman: Josh Hadley
  • Costumer: Devyne Johnson
  • Music Editor: Larry Mah
  • Hairstylist: Bryan Whisnant
  • Camera Loader: Matthew Kelly Jackson
  • Extras Casting: Tammy L. Smith
  • ADR Mixer: Thomas J. O’Connell
  • Foley Editor: Roy Seeger
  • Second Assistant Director: David Mendoza
  • First Assistant “A” Camera: Larry Gianneschi IV
  • First Assistant “B” Camera: Suzanne Trucks
  • First Assistant “C” Camera: Bret Lanius
  • Second Assistant “A” Camera: Courtney Drewes
  • Second Assistant “B” Camera: Dwight Campbell
  • Second Assistant “C” Camera: Josh Gilbert
  • Camera Loader: Marc Casey
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Chad Oliver
  • Cableman: Thomas Doolittle
  • Best Boy Grip: Christopher L. Miller
  • Rigging Grip: Karim Essawy
  • Rigging Grip: Tim Richeson
  • Rigging Grip: Zachary Saville
  • Set Costumer: Aliyah Baynes
  • Set Costumer: Shelby Davis
  • Set Costumer: Solomon Fobb
  • Set Costumer: Emily Kramer
  • Makeup Artist: Stephanie Ponder
  • Assistant Location Manager: Lane Steffler
  • Assistant Location Manager: Travell Blake
  • Payroll Accountant: Kimberly Edwards
  • Second Assistant Accountant: Portia Hammond
  • Second Assistant Accountant: Lauren A. Taylor
  • Post Production Accountant: Cynthia Phillips
  • Art Department Coordinator: Chelsea Leonowicz
  • Travel Coordinator: Edwanna Blanding
  • Production Secretary: Stephen Strumberg
  • Construction Foreman: Chris Ferris
  • Transportation Captain: Trey Thrift
  • Transportation Captain: Mark W. Jones
  • On Set Dresser: Jennifer Fleury

Movie Reviews:

  • wizzardss: On Valentines Day in 2014, Universal released the second adaptation of Endless Love, Scott Spencer’s 1979 National Book Award nominated novel. The 1981 film adaptation received 6 Golden Raspberry nominations, so it is fair to say that Spencer’s novel didn’t lend itself well to screen the first time around.

    The 2014 tells the story of when 17-year-old Jade (Gabriella Wilde) graduates high school with high hopes for an impressive scholarship, she looks back with some regret at having neglected her social life. Classmate David (Alex Pettyfer) has had a crush on Jade throughout high school, but never acted on it. A chance meeting between the two sets in motion a deep summer love, much to the disapproval of Jade’s father (Bruce Greenwood), who determines David to be a bad influence on his daughter.

    Time is a valuable asset in filmmaking, especially when setting the scene for a movie. Back stories must be set out, and then fleshed out, so that it’s clear what drives the characters to make the choices they do. _Endless Love_ doesn’t feel the need to worry the audience with any of that, starting on Graduation Day with two protagonists who it is admitted have never spoken to each other, and having them fall straight in love.

    Jade, who has precious few friends, implying her classmates know very little about her personality, is idolised by David, presumably for being a blonde bombshell. When given the smallest amount of attention from David, Jade then is willing to drop everything that her father has coerced her into working for.

    When Daddy shows his disapproval, because he projects expectations of Jade’s dead brother onto her, Jade becomes little more than a pawn between her father and David. While Jade’s mother appears to be softer towards the relationship, her viewpoint is completely undermined when we learn that her husband is cheating on her (a plot point that seemingly is to further the animosity between David and Jade’s father, but becomes completely forgotten about later on).

    The acting is passable, but when working with a cardboard screenplay there is very little point.

    Endless Love is the worst type of film. Promoting itself as a young woman’s choice to leave the clutches of her evil father is both disingenuous, dangerous and damaging to the young women it is aimed at. There is no plot, no backstory, no personality, no point. It is misogynistic, shallow and degrading.

    Don’t watch this.

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