Mark Webber writes, directs and stars in this look at a widowed father’s struggles to care for his two year-old son.
Film informationGenre: Drama
- The Playlist - by James Rocchi
The End of Love is hardly a work of revelation. At the same time, it's surprisingly well-executed, nicely performed and manages to combine a warm and gentle sense of the rhythms of life with a cold and bright-eyed look at the world and its lead's flaws and character. ...read more
- The Hollywood Reporter - by David Rooney
Webber’s key influence appears to be ultra-naturalistic contemporary European cinema, most specifically French, and The End of Love hits that mark often enough to make it affecting. ...read more
- indieWIRE - by Eric Kohn
There are powerful ingredients here, certainly enough to create a deeply felt work, but The End of Love lacks the additional layers of storytelling necessary for Webber to make the audience feel as close to the material as he does to his son. ...read more
- Variety - by Rob Nelson
Oddly overstuffed with cameos by bigscreen actors playing tongue-in-cheek versions of themselves, Webber's Los Angeles-set, microbudget dramedy delivers some rare and beautiful moments of daddy day-care, but its tone shifts more wildly than a preschooler's disposition and its narrative is stillborn. ...
- The New York Times - by Andy Webster
Mr. Webber, a skilled actor, has not devised a narrative with sufficient momentum or tension to sustain much interest. ...
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