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Forever My Girl (2018)

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After being gone for a decade a country star returns home to the love he left behind.

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Bethany Ashton Wolf (screenplay by), Heidi McLaughlin (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Roe ... Liam
Jessica Rothe ... Josie
Abby Ryder Fortson ... Billy
Travis Tritt ... Walt
Peter Cambor ... Sam
Gillian Vigman ... Doris
Judith Hoag ... Dr. Whitman
Tyler Riggs ... Jake (as Stephen T. Riggs)
John Benjamin Hickey ... Pastor Brian
Morgan Alexandria ... Kiera
Lauren Gros ... Laura
Terayle Hill ... Mason
James Rackley ... Johnny
Divina Cook Divina Cook ... Mrs. Boudreaux
Jason Davis ... Mr. Guillory
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Storyline

In Saint Augustine, Louisiana, Josie is left at the altar by her fiance Liam. Eight years later, Liam is a successful country singer. The day after a concert in New Orleans, Liam learns that Mason, one of his groomsmen from the wedding, has been killed in a car accident. Liam returns to St. Augustine and attends Mason's funeral. Although Liam attempts to be discreet, Josie recognizes him. After Mason's burial, Josie approaches Liam and punches him in the stomach. Liam stays with his father, Pastor Brian, although his father is bitter that Liam never kept in contact after becoming famous..

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Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including drinking, and for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,245,490, 21 January 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,376,066
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LD Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The novel is set in Beaumont, Texas, yet the movie takes place in a small town in Louisiana informally known as Saint. See more »

Goofs

Leading up to the fancy date night in New Orleans, Josie's hair was straight. During the date her hair had some styling curls in it. Immediately after the date was concluded, her hair was straight once more. See more »

Quotes

Sam: Does that prehistoric cell phone of yours even have wa fa?
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Soundtracks

Silver and Gold
Written by Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jedd Hughes and John Joyce
Performed by Little Big Town
Courtesy of Capitol Nashville Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Better than I expected it to be at least.
24 January 2018 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'FOREVER MY GIRL': Two and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

A romantic drama about a country superstar that returns to his hometown, after being gone for eight years, and reunites with the former bride he left behind at the altar. The film stars Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, John Benjamin Hickey, Abby Ryder Fortson, Travis Tritt and Judith Hoag. It was written and directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf, and it's received mostly negative reviews from critics. I found it to be better than I expected it to be at least.

Liam Page (Roe) was a rising country star who was about to become famous, and marry his high school sweetheart Josie (Rothe), when he decided to leave his small town for good, and Josie at the altar. After eight years of partying, drugs, and fame, Liam decides to return home when his former best friend dies. Once he's home he runs into Josie, and everyone else he left behind. Lots of drama of course erupts from his visit.

The movie is a pretty clichéd, feel good romantic family film (with lots of country music). It's the type of movie I usually hate, but I found this one to be a little more interesting than some (because of it's commentary on fame primarily). I also think it's pretty well acted, for what it is, and not too overly cheesy or melodramatic. It's of course all of those bad things as well, but it's a little better made than most (and what I had expected it to be).


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