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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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John Kaye

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John Kaye
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Griffith ... Lulu McAfee
Penelope Ann Miller ... Claire Clifton
Patrick Swayze ... Ben Clifton
Richard Schiff ... Jerome Ellsworth
Annie Corley ... Millie Ellsworth
Lee Garlington ... Linda Davis
Michael J. Pollard ... Hippie
Ryan Bollman ... Freddie
Matthew Fairchild ... Man in Audience
Elisa Goodman Elisa Goodman ... Woman in Audience
Greg Lipari Greg Lipari ... Book Seller
Nick Offerman ... Man - Boardner's
Daniel Nathan Spector ... Clark
Gabrielle Ashry Gabrielle Ashry ... Hostess - Helena's
David Duran ... Bar Tender - Helena's
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Storyline

Lulu McAfee lives in a San Francisco home for mentally-ill adults. In June 1999, she bolts for Los Angeles and contacts Ben Clifton, an old flame, now unhappily writing for television 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 sixteenth 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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, brief nudity and a scene of disturbing images | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Along for the Ride See more »

Filming Locations:

Palmdale, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Lulu is lying in bed being questioned about her medication, she lights a cigarette. She takes it from her mouth in her left hand but in the next shot it is in her right hand as she ruffles her hair. The cigarette is in her hand with her arms crossed over her head but in the cut back to the shot of Ben as he talks she has taken a puff even though no time has passed for her to do so. See more »

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Features The Hustler (1961) See more »

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Hound Dog Man
Performed by Lonnie Mack
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You have to have lived it
8 August 2004 | by vernonskittSee all my reviews

If you had lived it or similar, then you would appreciate this powerful story much more... I am pleased it's only for we chosen few, as it is heartbreaking. My story is not quite the same, but has too many similarities for comfort. These things do happen and before you start squealing about content and acting and production, try thinking of a few others out here to whom it may mean a lot. I understand and agree about some of the dialog, but don't be so shallow and look only at the immediate appeal as entertainment. This is a deep and moving story well told. The dialog could improve, but tell me a movie where perfection in script, acting cinematography can't be improved somewhat. Have you produced or directed the perfect movie yet? V


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