Waiting for Forever (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  4 February 2011 (USA)
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A Hollywood-set romantic tale of a guy who is content to live his life without a job yet with the love of his life, a young actress.



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Credited cast:
Richard Twist
Susan Donner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jamey Anthony ...
Cafe Flirt
Jasper - Will's Niece
Christel Edwards ...
Cafe Flirt


Since his parents died in a train crash, Will Donner refused to grow up and became an unemployed drifter, aimless except for one obsession: his undeclared love for neighborhood girl Emma Twist, whom he stalked at a distance throughout the country. When she, now an actress, returns to their home town for her terminally ill, grossly cynical father, Will stays with his unsympathetic, conventional brother Jim, whose wife and kid adore the free-spirited silly uncle, whom neighboring friend Joe and his family cheerfully put up. Now it's time to face Emma. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some violent content, brief language and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 February 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az örökkévalóságra várva  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,917 (USA) (4 February 2011)


$20,975 (USA) (11 February 2011)

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Jamie King, who plays Will's sister, went on to star in Hart Of Dixie with Rachel Bilson who plays Emma. See more »


Will Donner: Truth is nothing. What you believe to be true is everything.
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References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »


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Written and performed by 'The Strange Tones'
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21 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Now let me start off by saying that I am not into romantic movies whatsoever. They are always the same clichéd sappy crap with an overly dramatic lead that becomes more annoying than anything by the end of them. THIS WAS NOT THE CASE WITH "WAITING FOR FOREVER"

I was lucky enough to attend Gen Art film festival this year in New York and was able to see this movie. I honestly had no idea what I was getting into or what it was about and it really surprised me! I honestly can say that at no point in the movie was I ever bored; from the get going of the flashback train sequences until the ending scenes I was enthralled with the movie. I was right there with Will and his struggles to show his enduring love to Emma.

The acting was fresh and superb. Tom Sturridge had so much on screen charisma and a believable carefree attitude that I found myself rooting for him the entire time. It is nice when you ACTUALLY like to watch the protagonist of a film! He is surrounded by an incredible supporting cast where I really think that Blythe Danner gives the performance of a lifetime (I smell Oscar nod). The always lovable Richard Jenkins has the best moments in the movie and a surprisingly strong performance by Scott Mechlowicz. At first glance I was like "why is the kid from EuroTrip in this" and after the movie I felt like a putz for ever thinking that statement. He is the voice of everyone in the audience in the movie.

This is also a movie that doesn't have cheap entertainment of constant swearing, blood and guts, gratuitous nudity, etc. It solely focuses on telling the story and making us like the characters for themselves. I think that is a rare statement made by films today and this one should be applauded for it.

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