Enduring Love – Filtered

Theatrical Release: December 3, 2004
DVD Release: May 3, 2005
Enduring Love – Filtered


A picnic on a perfect day in the English countryside becomes a sudden moment of crisis as a hot air balloon plunges from the sky. A young boy is in danger and Joe (Daniel Craig), and three other men race to the rescue. In their attempt, one of the men meets a spectacular and totally unpredictable death. Joe is haunted with guilt for his part in the matter. Another rescuer, intense and obsessive JED(Rhys Ifans), fixates on Joe and sets about to systematically destabilize his life, his career and his connection with his longtime girlfriend Claire (Samantha Morton). A thriller about the need to find meaning in accident, ENDURING LOVE, based on Ian McEwan’s best-selling novel, explores the conflict between affection that destroys and affection that heals.

Dove Review

Daniel Craig stars as Joe Rose in this chilling and intense psychological thriller. Joe has planned an intimate picnic in the England countryside with his girlfriend Clair (Samantha Morton), when a hot air balloon plunges down upon them from the sky with a young boy trapped in the basket. Joe and three other men run to the rescue. In the process of the four men helping the young boy, one of the men meets an unpredictable and spectacular death. Jed Parry (Rhys Ifans) is one of the other would-be rescuers. In the aftermath of the hot air balloon incident, Jed becomes obsessed with Joe and the experience they have shared. As time progresses, Jed’s obsession towards Joe grows more and more intense and the film becomes increasingly ominous. This is a very disturbing movie. Common throughout the film are scenes of drunkenness, stabbings, and dementia. Also, there are strong homosexual tones throughout the film. Due to the mature content, this movie is outside of Dove’s approval perimeter.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Man falls from hot air balloon to his death, multiple stabbings, self-mutilation, assaults.
Sex: Man kisses another man, Implied sex between unmarried couple.
Language: None
Violence: Man falls from hot air balloon to his death, multiple stabbings, self-mutilation, assaults.
Drugs: Alcohol and tobacco use consistently throughout film.
Nudity: Revealing Provocative Clothing, Adults in underwear.
Other: None


Company: Paramount Classics
Director: Roger Michell
Producer: Kevin Loader
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 91 min.
Reviewer: Lynda Rush