Drama Musical Romantic - This is a romantic drama aimed primarily at women, particularly young
adult ones. While not explicitly a Christian film, its themes will
resonate with the faith community. While generally clean and safe
viewing for families, especially with a young girl as a prominent
character, some alcohol, a moment of violence, and some adult themes
are of caution for parents of the very young.
Roger EbertFull Review Below Average If you're a fan of Nicholas Sparks movies, you'll love Forever My Girl. And if you aren't? Consider yourself warned....it is as bland as a mayonnaise sandwich on white bread—after someone forgot the mayo. It is a movie where a lot seems to happen but it adds up to nothing much.
Slant MagazineFull Review Below Average The film abounds in such confounding behavior, which often stems less from anything resembling psychological realism than from the story's constant need to hit predestined beats leading up to a predictably wholesome finale.
NewsdayFull Review Poor There's no getting around the story, which embraces some of the most warped ideas about love since "Fifty Shades of Grey.” One reason Josie can't resist Liam, by the way, is because he's rich. When Josie asks to be taken on a fancy date and paraded in front of the paparazzi, we know she's a goner.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 40 moviegoers:
You certainly don't want to believe the professional movie critics on this movie. The reviews we collected all rated it low to very low, but it's clear that moviegoers really enjoyed "Forever My Girl," with the majority indicating they LOVED IT!
Liam Page (Alex Roe) and his high-school sweetheart Josie Preston (Jessica Rothe) were the golden couple of Saint Augustine, Louisiana, until Liam left her at the altar for a shot at fame and fortune. Eight years later, Liam returns to his tiny hometown for the first time as a world-famous recording artist, but not even his own father is thrilled to see him. As he tries to rebuild the bridges he burned years earlier, Liam reconnects with his small-town roots, his close-knit community and Josie, the girl he left behind. As he attempts to reclaim everything he loved and lost, Josie does her best to keep him out of her heart, but life has one more surprise waiting for Liam, one that could change everything, in this heartwarming look at love, family and second chances.