End of Love
Starring: Mark Webber, Issac Love, Shannyn Sossamon, Michael Cera, AubreyPlaza, Amanda Seyfried, Frances Shaw
Directed by Mark Webber
Run Time: 90 mins
Opens March 22nd
By Lisa Minzey of The Reel Critic.com
Hey Phoenix Film Fans! Opening this week at Harkins Valley Art is the indie film “The End Of Love” starring writer/director Mark Webber and real life son Isaac Love. “The End of Love” was nominated at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for the Grand Jury award.
Parenthood is tough enough when you have a toddler. Throw in the mix being a widower, living in Los Angeles and whose occupation is an actor and stress are even higher. Single dad Mark (Mark Webber) is trying his best to raise his toddler son Isaac (Isaac), but money has been beyond tight. He’s behind on his rent, he can’t afford a baby sitter, so he has to bring Isaac on auditions, making for awkward readings. Above it all, he keeps Isaac the forefront of his priorities even when he’s at his lowest point. It appears that his luck may be turning around when he meets fellow single parent Lydia (Shannyn Sossamon) but will his self defeating behavior crush his chances of moving ahead in life?
This film is an immensely personal endeavor for writer/director Mark Webber. Shot mostly as an improvisational film, it provided a chance to stretch his creative talents and role as a parent by performing with his real life son. This young boy delivers such a beautiful performance wonderfully complemented by Webber’s role; the film is an intimate look into the life of a single parent and the hardships, sacrifices and emotions that encompass daily life. Be sure to check out “The End of Love” when it opens at Harkins Valley Art starting March 22nd.