The End of Love | Movie review
An actor and his son play an actor and his son.
In his second film as writer-director, frequently employed actor Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) plays Mark, an infrequently employed actor struggling to make ends meet as he raises his toddler son, Isaac (Webber’s real-life son Isaac Love). Onscreen, Webber is all frayed ends and desperation, whether begging his kid for five more minutes of sleep or screwing up a first date with a fellow single parent (Shannyn Sossamon, a former next-big-thing who’s found a nice niche in indies). Webber’s film takes its cues from his character’s exhaustion; though it becomes a bit wearying at times, End of Love is a moving portrait of a man with no choice but to keep trying to fight his way out of the corner into which he’s been driven.