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Forever Lulu (2000)

 -  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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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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First Love Lasts Forever See more »

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Rated R for language, brief nudity and a scene of disturbing images | See all certifications »
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Alec Baldwin was offered the role of Ben Clifton. See more »

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The food throwing scene at the cafe is inconsistent between shots. First Lulu shoves a full plate of food and a mustard bottle behind the bar. In the next shot the mustard bottle and plate are back but the food is already all over the bar and the plate is empty, and the old man's glasses case is replaced by just the glasses. This time she just shoves the cups and mustard bottle behind the bar as well as a blue hat that was not there before, and also knocks over a bowl of artificial sweetener. In the next shot the bowl of sweeter is upright, a newspaper that was near Lulu is now near the old man, and the plate and glasses are gone. See more »

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An Amazing and Lovely Film!

First, I just want to say what a marvelous job Melanie Griffith did in this movie! She lit up the screen. Like the other reviewer said, she has been in a string of great performances. Lolita, Another day in paradise, Crazy in Alabama, RKO 281, Cecil B. Demented, and now this. I'm so happy for Melanie that she has found the right roles and that she has her life on track.

The story was great and it sort of reminded me of the old romance movies. Everything is subtle with just a twinge of romance. The ending will leave a smile on your face! Its just disappointing that it wasn't in theaters, but then again, the American public can't decide what is good, classy entertainment. Instead, we have garbage like Scary Movie and Nutty Professor 2 invading cinemas and making millions. Kudos to the cast, the director, and mostly Melanie. This is a keeper!


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