Forever My Girl released in theaters on January 19th around the nation. Based on the book of the same name by Heidi McLaughlin, Liddell Entertainment offers a film that is engaging in its storyline as well as its soundtrack.
When painful memories from the past were left unresolved, budding country music star, Liam Page (Alex Roe) abandoned his fiance’ on what was to be their wedding day to pursue his country music career. His pursuit of fame and fortune would become a driven effort to run from his past and his potential future. Both of which he would come to regret.
Josie (Jessica Rothe), eager to marry, finds herself alone after what was to have been her wedding day. The groom, Liam Page, has just released his first country music hit and chooses the life on the road over a life with his high school sweetheart. After years of chasing his “dream”, the death of a high school friend is the catalyst Page needs to find his way back home. Once there, he quickly begins to realize just how much he has missed.
Although bordering on thorough predictability, viewers should find this redemption story charming and relatable. Forever My Girl holds true to its PG rating earning high marks for being one that the whole family can watch and enjoy. However, be warned that the film depicts short-lived scenes which include substance abuse and the fan “sleepovers”.
At the heart of it, Forever My Girl, is an endearing story of love which was tossed, lost and rediscovered with a spunky little, 7-year-old game changer woven in (Billy, played by Abby Ryder Fortson). It’s a story of a rebellious boy finding his way home and finding himself in the process.
We know full well that not all broken love stories are afforded the blessing of getting tied up in a pretty red bow as Liam and Josie’s do, but it’s nice to be reminded that they can. Forever My Girl is a story of forgiveness, restoration, and redemption.
Any low marks I would deliver would be due to slower moments in the production where the film failed to hold my attention and a bit of lackluster acting here and there. That aside, I enjoyed the film and would consider watching it again on a date night or with girlfriends.
If you appreciate romance, happy endings and country music, Forever My Girl is for you.
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Director: Bethany Ashton Wolf
Screenplay: Bethany Ashton Wolf
Distributed by: Roadside Attractions
Production company: LD Entertainment
Producers: Mickey Liddell, Jennifer Hilton, Pete Shilaimon