Tom Sturridge creates a mesmerizing and unforgettable character in Will, the quirky street performer with a heart of gold. The object of Will's lifelong affecion is Emma (Bilson), the beautiful young actress whom he has never stopped loving since they were childhood sweethearts. But when they reunite, and Will gets swept up in Emma's complicated past, his innocence and all-consuming passion could cost him everything he's ever wanted.
Waiting for Forever is a romance that couldn’t really be more Hollywood if it tried despite its limited release and rather strange casting choices. Starring Rachel Bilson and Tom Sturridge, Waiting for Forever is the story of a TV actress who rekindles a romance with her childhood sweetheart.
Sounds a lot like a million other romances doesn’t it? That’s kind of the whole story, there’s some stuff in-between about how quirky and off the wall he is, he doesn’t have a job but he’s charming because he juggles, deep because he talks to his dead parent’s ghosts and totally loyal and committed to her because he’s been following her as she’s travelled the country since they were kids.
The movie totally ignores that fact that clearly the guys a bit of a loser and obsessed with her and instead turns it into a romantic comedy-drama that is supposed to charm. In a lot of ways the movie has the ingredients to pull off that odd ball rom-com that have become part of the staple diet of the US young and indie scene, but it just doesn’t really add up, instead it’s insipid, unimaginative and irritatingly predictable. In total honesty it is bearable but I wouldn’t go as far to say I’d recommend it.
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Alyse Garner - Cinema Paradiso
Parental Guidance - general viewing but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children