I saw this movie as a 13-year-old boy as E' Lollipop. At that time I was wrapped up in Star Wars and other entertainment films. I went to see this film and it was the first time I cried in a movie--I was practically balling, secretly of course so I wouldn't be made fun of. I couldn't help it. This was the first time I actually had an appreciation for filmaking and seeing the deeper meaning a director has worked for. Forever Young has had a profound influence on me and the simple story of two boys sacrificing all for each other in a deep, nonsexual, relationship caused me to re-examine my boyhood friendships in a new light. It is not simple entertainment and carries a very serious message at many levels. Show it with care--it's not a movie to be seen by children by themselves or without any comment afterward; if they are paying attention at all, they will be affected by this powerful story.
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