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Forever Lulu (2000)

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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Claire Clifton
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Ben Clifton
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Jerome Ellsworth
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Millie Ellsworth
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Linda Davis
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Hippie
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Freddie
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Bar Tender - Helena's
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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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Two Ex-Lovers. One Open Road. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language, brief nudity and a scene of disturbing images | See all certifications »
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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Alec Baldwin was offered the role of Ben Clifton. See more »

Goofs

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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References ER (1994) See more »

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High School Masterpiece
7 January 2002 | by (Midwest) – See all my reviews

What was Patrick Swayze thinking here, he may have very well hit his head one too many times in one of those rumored drunken plane episodes. This movie sounded WOW! on paper, had a promising cast, but was put together and written unbelievably lame. Scene-by-scene, decent even good acting, but put into context nothing seemed to jive. The characters were compelled to be together by nothing more than the script, real life could have never fueled so much awkward interaction and endeavor. Any hope the storyline had was completely lost in execution and directing. There were times I heard cameramen groaning. It was great by high school play standards, but less fun. The cross country trip felt like one. Michael J. Pollard (C.W. Moss from 1967's Bonnie and Clyde) was a potential completely misused in this film. My mailman could have played his part. As A hitchhiker with merely a couple of great lines like "can I get in the front seat" and "you're really one crazy lady" his character makes it one mile down the interstate before Griffith kicks him out. I should have gotten out where he did.


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