Endless Love

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(out of 5)


This is quite simply one of the most painful movies ever made. I don’t mean that the emotions are so strong that they make it hard to bear the lovers’ anguish, I mean that the film is so terrible that I have a physical reaction while watching it.  plays a really stupid teenager who falls in love with a dreamy, older hunk (). Her parents are mostly okay with it until he gets REALLY attached and starts hanging around too much and gets obsessive about her every move and then they need to move away to be safe from him. We’re supposed to think he’s misunderstood and not evil, but the audience is really left feeling like he’s just stupid.   is a bit of a saving grace as Shields’s mother, but even she eventually disappoints (after all, she agreed to star in the damn thing, didn’t she?) It’s so awful it’s not even worth being called awful. If you like Lionel Ritchie’s pretty theme song, make sure you avoid letting the movie ruin it for you. Notable for being ‘s first major appearance in a motion picture.


PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

USA, 1981

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the novel by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by , , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1981

Golden Globe Awards 1981


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