In the coming weeks, you’re going to be reading a lot about Sundance movies. Many of them will be films you’ve have never heard of and others are things you might get super excited about. But with the huge barrage of new movies being discussed, a few gems are bound to slip through the cracks. Last year, Mark Webber‘s The End of Love was one of those films.
You know Webber. He played Stephen Stills in Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. But instead of focusing on acting, he turned his eye to writing and directing. The End of Love is the intensely personal story of a young man struggling with growing up once the mother of his child passes away. It co-stars Shannyn Sossamon, Michael Cera, Aubrey Plaza, Amanda Seyfried and will hit iTunes January 21 before opening in theaters March 1. Check out the new trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 by Angie Han
It can be tough to wrangle a truly good performance out of a child actor, for pretty obvious reasons. So it may help if the kid in question has no idea he’s even acting. For his sophomore directorial effort End of Love, actor/filmmaker Mark Webber (you may recognize him as Stephen Stills from Scott Pilgrim) cast his two-year-old son Isaac without explaining to the boy that they were making a movie, and then hired some of his better known actor pals to improvise around Isaac’s blissfully oblivious “performance.”
Webber leads as a youngish father struggling to take care of his son as he grieves the death of his wife (Frankie Shaw, who is also Isaac’s real, non-dead mom). Among the activities he engages in while trying to pull himself together are an audition with Amanda Seyfried, a party at Michael Cera‘s, and an awkward affair with Lydia (Shannyn Sossamon). Watch the trailer after the jump.
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