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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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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

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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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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Antonio Banderas was originally cast as Ben Clifton. See more »

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Yellow tape is visible at the foot of the bed as Lulu is hugging the pillow after she finds out that Claire and Ben once had a child. See more »

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References The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) See more »

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Ghost Town
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A very touching and heartfelt story
21 March 2001 | by tblakesleeSee all my reviews

A beautiful script that tells a totally original and completely believable story. Though Melanie Griffith plays the part of a schizophrenic, the movie avoids heavy-handed messages and just lets you learn to love her with all her crazyness as Patrick Swayze does. This was a three-hanky movie for me but I didn't feel manipulated. A very classy and interesting movie.


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