I've been told -- with a full plot summary -- that the new film of Endless Love has indeed been changed from the original film. (Which had been changed from the Scott Spencer novel.) I don't recall the original movie well, but it certainly doesn't sound even remotely close. Huge changes from the plot and intent, and character motivations and point. Then I was sent a review that gave it a D- And it said how little the storyline now has to do with the original novel. The creepy obsession a young boy has for a stunningly gorgeous blonde that ends up destroying two families is all gone.
So, I guess it's now apparently a Valentines Day romantic movie. But...but...
I understand that Endless Love is a Recognizable Title... but geez, guys, if you're not actually Endless Love, and change so much, then have the decency to call your movie something else.
Then again, the film has a dismal 19% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That certainly doesn't mean it will flop, after all, it has a huge 88% "want to see." Whether that holds up with word-of-mouth remains to be seen, especially with an RT critics recap of "Blander than the original Endless Love and even less faithful to the source material, this remake is clichéd and unintentionally silly."
By the way, what I find so hilarious is something I've seen described now in two plot descriptions. That this stunning beautiful blonde girl in the lead had “no friends during high school.” Yes, because, as we know, stunningly beautiful blondes are always ostracized in high school.
By the way,
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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