The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed.
He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world.
David spent his high school years supposedly obsessing over the quiet, coldly beautiful Jade without ever speaking to her, and when he finally does connect with her on graduation day, there’s so little to both of them that it’s tough to see why they gravitate toward one another (other than their equal lacks of depth).
Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.
A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.
Both he and Jade are aged up a bit here, making certain elements less potentially troubling to the audience.
The film adequately captures the heady feelings of first love, where your emotions aren’t grounded in reality or logic and you’ll do anything to be with that perfect person.
Society tells them they shouldn’t be together, but they’re rebellious teenagers, and they want to break the rules.
While Jade’s mother (Joely Richardson) praises David for bringing about her daughter’s, umm, “awakening,” her father still wants them kept apart so Jade can follow in his footsteps as a cardiologist.
While we didn’t swoon over Pettyfer, we can also recognize that we aren’t the target audience and can intellectually understand his appeal.
As Jade, Wilde has her biggest role to date, and she ably fills Brooke Shields’ shoes from the first film with a similar beauty and (short-lived) innocence.
But “Endless Love” doesn’t make it easy for the couple to be together: Jade is a Butterfield, part of the Atlanta elite, and her father (Bruce Greenwood) doesn’t want her dating the son of a mechanic (Robert Patrick) with a shady past.
She’s going to be pre-med at Brown, while David didn’t even apply to college.
Coupled with the direction, the script seems to hint at something much darker just about to happen throughout the film, but it never comes to fruition.