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It’s hard to feel ‘Endless Love’ in the inane remake

Much has changed in the 33 years between the original “Endless Love” — Franco Zefferelli’s lurid “Romeo and Juliet” updating, rife with bohemians, leftists, kinkiness, and genuine, obsessive love — and Shana Feste’s air-brushed, simple-minded remake opening Friday.

The gulf between haves and have-nots in the United States has grown deeper. And bliss montages have become longer and more frequent. But much remains the same, in particular the endless appeal of pretty people acting out the illusions of true love.

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