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Enduring Love (2004) Movie Information

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Roger Michell


Daniel Craig
Samantha Morton
Bill Nighy
Rhys Ifans
Susan Lynch
Justin Salinger





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A seemingly happy couple have their lives upended when they're involved in a bizarre and deadly accident -- and one of the fellow witnesses begins stalking the pair, insinuating himself (uninvited) into their daily lives.

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jkownacki 05/24/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I've heard repeatedly that this film is a poor representation of a stellar book. Having not read the book, I can only judge the film on its own merit -- and I find it unfortunately lacking. The acting, especially from Daniel Craig and Samantha Morton, is quite good, and the unusual (perhaps uneven?) pacing of the film helps establish an unsettling rhythm in the mind of the audience. But the filmmakers took a very cheap way out of what could have been a complex and compelling setup, reducing the final moments of the story to a cliche. (Again, I understand the ending varies between the film and the book -- perhaps worth investigating further...)

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12/11/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Puff, puff, pass over

Despite expecting Samantha Morton’s presence, I expected little from Enduring Love. Having never read the Ian McEwan novel which inspired it, but having seen director Michell’s previous Notting Hill, I expected (esp. considering the title) a patronizing British comedy.

After the near-breathtaking first 10 minutes, I sat corrected – and encouraged. Joe (Daniel Craig) and Claire (Morton), while picnicking in a field on a windy day, have their conversation interrupted by a runaway hot-air balloon. Noticing its pilot singlehandedly straining to rescue a ten year-old inside the basket, Joe races to help ground the balloon. Shortly, other men (including passerby Jed [Rhys Ifans]) join in the struggle, with little success. Gorgeously shot, the post-struggle events and the ensuing speechl...

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