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

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Items on the bar move around between shots. There is a wine glass on the bar next to Ben that isn't there when he sits down or stands up. And there's a large napkin/straw/coaster holder that is at the far end of the bar when Ben comes in, moves right next to him when he sits down, and disappears when he stands up, all without the chance for the bartender to move it. 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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