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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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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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While in a park near midday, Ben has two distinct shadows. This occurs when Ben is walking down the path to get his cell phone back from Lulu. The shadow from the sun is seen to his left and the other shadow is on his right, seen against some greenery and a tree. Possibly from extra lighting behind the camera. See more »

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Forever whatever (Along for the ride)
19 November 2001 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

The story certainly has merit. The acting abilities of Patrick Swayze are nowhere to be found. Ms. Griffith does her best to hold up the entire picture and story but with Mr. Swayze simply reading dialogue it is a difficult haul for all of us.

4/10 for attempt, story (and that I watched the whole thing) and Melanie's valiant battle upholding this interesting story. Also, kudo's to Joseph Gordon-Leavitt for keeping a straight face and underacting to perfection (although his time on screen is brief).

Since I am so critical, I offer a few suggestions: a. cut to the chase immediately and let the audience know exactly what's going on, the first ten or so minutes could have been used more effectively at the end of the film; b. get rid of Michael Pollard, his cameo makes no sense and is another waste of valuable screen time; c. the whole "trip across america" also is a waste

  • we only needed one or two scenes to get the idea. d. probably most


important - get Swayze on the same bus as Pollard, Peter Jennings could have played this role with more emotion.

So, there!


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