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Enduring Love back to product details

Endurance Test
written by talltale May 7, 2005 - 6:43 PM PDT
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful
I'm perplexed as to why the movie version of ENDURING LOVE is such a disappointment, particularly when it starts out so as well--close to perfection, really--initially riveting you and then holding you in sway for a half an hour or so before it slowly begins diminishing in terms of character, plot, motive and effect.

Characters grow less real and their actions appear suspect, the dialog occasionally turns clunky, and the movie veers into a stalker film because it lacks enough real context to make it more than merely that. The sub-plots, too, begin to feel forced. Too bad, because director Roger Michell and star Daniel Craig helped make "The Mother" one of the best films of the past decade.

I'd love to hear what Ian McEwan, on whose book the movie is based (and which I have not read), has to say about this film. It flopped commercially, so perhaps he is wise to simply keep his mouth shut and keep on writing.


(Average 6.00)
22 Votes
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