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Waiting for Forever (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy, 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.


James Keach


Steve Adams
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Rachel Bilson ... Emma Twist
Tom Sturridge ... Will Donner
Richard Jenkins ... Richard Twist
Blythe Danner ... Miranda Twist
Matthew Davis ... Aaron
Scott Mechlowicz ... Jim Donner
Jaime King ... Susan Donner
Nikki Blonsky ... Dolores
Nelson Franklin ... Joe
Richard Gant ... Albert
Roz Ryan ... Dorothy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jamey Anthony Jamey Anthony ... Cafe Flirt
Liliana Arredondo Liliana Arredondo ... Bank Teller
Ariana Bagley Ariana Bagley ... Jasper - Will's Niece
K.C. Clyde ... Dennis


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


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: Bad love letters beg for love back. Good love letters ask for nothing.
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References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »


Written by Benjamin Nurick
Performed by The Fringes
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on cynicism and critics
12 February 2011 | by rvoneypSee all my reviews

Oh Dear. So here we have a patently harmless, naive, romantic young man "stalking" his love. That is a bit tragic, but hardly as disturbing as the critics would have us believe. Anybody with common sense can tell so much. Will as a real-life person would be annoying at the most. If anybody, including Emma, finds Will threatening, then it is their problem.

In dealing with this film many critics harp on this notion of common sense to deride the main character Will and his behaviour. We readers don't need to reminded by some of these grudge-bearing critics that Will's feelings for Emma should probably lead to great disappointment for him. It is obvious. Whether Will is immature in his love is also not entirely clear, despite what many critics say, because love does not belong in the world of the rational to begin with. Will might be unrealistic to pursue the matter, but literature is full of examples like him and they do not always enjoy the wrath of critics.

So where does all this ill-feeling towards Will come from? Perhaps critics feel mocked by the struggling artist Will over the precariousness of their own existence. Here's another theory: Essentially Will stands for a less materialistic way of life. Will is someone who might well adapt better in a more simple society than most critics would. If more people would live like him, the result would be lower levels of industry, especially in the media area, which might then become a craft again. This might actually not be a bad thing, though we'd miss out on a lot of soap operas. But these ideas are politically incorrect. Most critics would quickly have to change in such an environment, perhaps to their detriment. They are all too aware of this. They should stand by their shallow interests openly, rather than trash a nice idea from behind the veil of culture.

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Release Date:

4 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Waiting for Forever See more »

Filming Locations:

Ogden, Utah, USA See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,917, 6 February 2011

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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