The End of Love is a must see. This film has beautiful camera work and deals with matters of life and death, the intensity, fear and exhaustion of being responsible for another little life, and conversely the pure creativity and silly joy that spending 24/7 with a toddler can bring. It's tough to grieve and recover from the loss of a loved one, through death or even a break up, and far more so when you've got to mentally and physically keep it together for a child. This is a tribute to that struggle; a coming of age story and a family love story unlike any other I've seen.
The End of Love is an intimate and honest slice-of-life portrait of a father and son (played by Webber's real life son, Isaac) in transition. This semiautobiographical drama is an achingly honest portrait which tells a story about the universal pain of loss and the courage it takes to change. With Michael Cera, Amanda Seyfried and Aubrey Plaza.
Directed by Mark Webber, U. S.A., 2012, 90 mins.
Onion AV Club Los Angeles Times RogerEbert.com
Fri., Mar. 15 at 7 & 9 pm
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Mon.-Thurs., Mar.18-21 at 7 & 9 pm
Grand Jury Prize
for Dramatic Feature
Sundance Film Fest
"The threat [of economic collapse] is brought home by the extraordinary intimacy and tenderness with which The End Of Love captures the relationship between father and son"
-Onion AV Club
"Exceptionally intimate... Told in a loose, surprisingly involving cinema verité style, the film is as successful depicting the smallest daily routines between parent and child...as it is at portraying life's more overwhelming moments"
-Los Angeles Times
"The End of Love excels at conveying the moment-to-moment frustrations and exhilarations of being a dad"
"The End of Love connects and lingers by making incredible effort seem natural"
DIRECTED BY Mark Webber