In this intimate low-budget drama, a financially strapped actor struggles to raise his toddler-aged son after the unexpected death of his wife. Writer-director Mark Weber stars as a fictionalized version of himself, and his authentic interaction with his own young son onscreen lends to the film’s naturalism. Far less engaging emotionally are Weber’s awkward courtship of a single mom (Shannyn Sossamon) and his fair-weather friendships with members of Young Hollywood (Aubrey Plaza, Michael Cera, and Amanda Seyfried appear as themselves). Creative people often mistakenly assume that the trials of their profession are compelling.
The End of Love
1 hour 32 min • 2013