The “1-4-0”: #EndlessLove or just endless? It is empty and expected rather than the passionate, wild and obsessive tween flick that it promised to be.
The Gist: When Jade Butterfield (Gabriella Wilde), a privileged daddy’s girl meets David Elliot (Alex Pettyfer), the son of a mechanic, a forbidden love affair sparks forcing her to choose between following her dad’s orders and blindly following true love.
The Highlights: Perhaps it will show overprotective fathers that they need to chill out.
The Lowlights: A stale romance that seems to have gotten its inspiration from an American Eagle commercial where the main characters are played by Barbie and Ken. It feels scripted, cliché, and there is no depth between the lovers. Their relationship is defined by a very awkward “first time” scene, endless making out, and one anticlimactic rebel moment. The girl’s father is the usual rich asshole and her mom seems to live in the moon half of the time. In the end, this would have been better as a made-for-TV movie by ABC Family.
Pay or Nay: Unless you are between the ages of 13-16 and completely infatuated with a significant other – in which case you’ll be making out with him or her throughout the whole film instead of watching – this movie is not for you, in fact, it totally spits on Valentine’s Day.
Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, brief partial nudity, some language and teen partying
Release Date: February 14, 2014, Valentine's Day
Screenplay: Shana Feste, Joshua Safran
Director(s): Shana Feste
Starring: Gabriella Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Bruce Greenwood
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Film Genre: Drama, Romance