The End of Love Monday, 13 July 2020

The End of Love

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    CTC.

  • The pitch:

    The beginning of Isaac.

  • Starring:

    Mark Webber, Isaac Love, Shannyn Sossamon, Amanda Seyfried, Jason Ritter, Michael Cera, Jocelin Donahue, Frances Shaw, Aubrey Plazz

  • Directed by:

    Mark Webber

  • Running time:

    92 minutes

  • Rated:

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    A man describes how a woman was killed in an accident between a car and a motorcycle; snapped neck, died instantly. A father explains life/death to his son. Song lyrics mention war in Afghanistan and an old lady killed. Russian roulette (handgun). Shouting. Blood/gore: Scratch on little boy's leg.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Flirting, kissing. Innuendo. Man in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine), intoxication. Smoking. People share a joint.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Single parenting, coping, grief, relationships, kids, acting, auditions, rushing into things, responsibility, humility, father/son relationships, unemployment, loneliness, insecurity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased mother/wife mentioned, seen in flashback. Pregnancy mentioned. Lizard, goldfish, chirping birds, snakes (mentioned), dead goldfish. Urination. Full moon.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Powerful, intimate, special. Autobiographical tone. Adorable Isaac steals the show. Naturalistic improvisation. Perfectly captures the ups and downs of parenting a two-year-old.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Too personal, self-indulgent, tepid.

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