The End of Love treads the line between documentary and drama
Mark Webber's latest film, The End of Love, takes a new and perhaps more authentic look at single fatherhood. The subject is close to home for Webber -- he and his two and half year old son, Isaac, take the leading roles. The story follows their relationship after the passing of the boy's mother, which leaves Mark in emotional turmoil: a plot loosely based upon Webber's own experience through a difficult divorce, so he might just know what his is talking about when it comes to loneliness.
Yes, this may be your emblematic, well crafted, heartbreaking/warming Indie drama with a kick of soul searching melancholy, but the truthfulness Webber strives to capture may be more out of the ordinary than we are used to. Isaac's contributions are rarely planned, and the chemistry between the two is indisputable -- a combination sure to leave any viewer with, if nothing else, a pang of genuine empathy.
Webber seems to encourage a more real presence rather than any sort of exotic impersonations not just of his son, but of all his actors, which include Michael Cera, Shannyn Sossamon, Jocelin Donahue, and Jason Ritter. There is certainly potential for an understated and artful grace to be found in this film, but unfortunately a release date is still to be determined. This trailer should hold you over in the meantime, which also foreshadows a great soundtrack.
|The End of Love, Trailer|
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