Forever Lulu (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  3 March 2001 (USA)
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A schizophrenic romantic tracks down her college sweetheart to help her find their son she gave up for adoption sixteen years ago to the dismay of his new wife.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Clifton
Ben Clifton
Jerome Ellsworth
Millie Ellsworth
Linda Davis
Man in Audience
Elisa Goodman ...
Woman in Audience
Greg Lipari ...
Book Seller
Man - Boardner's
Gabrielle Ashry ...
Hostess - Helena's
Bar Tender - Helena's


Lulu McAfee lives in a San Francisco home for mentally-ill adults. In June 1999, she bolts for L.A. and contacts Ben Clifton, an old flame, now unhappily writing for TV and unhappily married to a psychiatrist, Claire. Ben is ready to call Lulu's doctor when she tells him they have a son, born after she became ill and their affair ended. He calls Claire to tell her he's driving Lulu to Wisconsin to meet the boy on his 16th birthday, a visit Lulu claims is arranged. On the drive, Lulu tries to rekindle the affair and restart Ben's idealism. Meanwhile, Claire boards a plane to Madison to watch her marriage collapse. Is there really a son? What emotional landmines will the trip set off? Written by <>

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Rated R for language, brief nudity and a scene of disturbing images | See all certifications »





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3 March 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Along for the Ride  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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Alec Baldwin was offered the role of Ben Clifton. See more »


When Lulu is lying in bed being questioned about her medication, she lights a cigarette. She takes it from her mouth in her left hand but in the next shot it is in her right hand as she ruffles her hair. The cigarette is in her hand with her arms crossed over her head but in the cut back to the shot of Ben as he talks she has taken a puff even though no time has passed for her to do so. See more »


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Worth it only for Melanie Griffith's performance
28 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Along for the Ride (or "Forever Lulu") is not a special film by any means. It's quite average like most films it has its moments. The only really surprising thing about it is how powerful the source music is at the end. Other than that the plot is pretty much predictable. Melanie Griffith does an absolutely amazing job in this film yet again and if you're a fan of hers its the only reason to see this film. Penelope Ann Miller is also quite good in a supporting part. If you have some time to kill this ain't bad.

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