Forever Lulu (2000)





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A man discovers his past hasn't just caught up with him -- it's taking him on a cross-country road trip in this edgy comedy. Level-headed Ben (Patrick Swayze) gives his less-than-stable girlfriend Lulu (Melanie Griffith) her walking papers and heads out to California, in hopes of breaking into the movie business as a screenwriter. Seventeen years later, Lulu checks out of a mental hospital and appears at Ben's doorstep in Los Angeles, claiming that she was pregnant at the time they broke up and … More

Rating: R (For language, brief nudity, and a scene of disturbing images)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John Kaye
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 13, 2001
Artisan Entertainment


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Critic Reviews for Forever Lulu

All Critics (4)

A cautionary tale about the importance of actors putting something away for the future so they don't have to keep working on humiliating tripe well past their prime.

Full Review… | November 26, 2001
Film Freak Central

This "dramedy" is neither dramatic nor comedic

Full Review… | October 24, 2001

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Audience Reviews for Forever Lulu


Melanie Griffith plays Lulu, a crazy lady who waits 16 years to tell Ben (Patrick Swayze) that they have a son. Ben has moved on, and has his own problems. But he cannot ignore Lulu's request if there is a possibility he has a son. Ben and Lulu make a road trip from San Francisco to Wisconsin. Somehow Claire (Ben's wife) is involved as well, and together, all three damaged people learn something. I could not watch without some tears.

Red Lats

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A touching portrayal of a woman with schizophrenia and the subplot dealing with the effects of adoption. I never thought I'd be saying this, but Melanie Griffith was excellent.

Jeff B

Not a bad flick...I would have thought that Melanie would have learned to act by now. Obviously I was wrong..."

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