Waiting for Forever Reviews
November 8, 2011
Well...it was sweet, and nicely done. The premise was a little silly. It was a nice attempt, though.
December 28, 2010
Cast: Rachel Bilson, Tom Sturridge, Richard Jenkins, Blythe Danner, Matthew Davis, Scott Mechlowicz, Jaime King, Nikki Blonsky, Nelson Franklin
Director: James Keach
Summary: Contentedly jobless, wanderer Will Donner (Tom Sturridge) decides to focus his energies on reconnecting with the girl he loved as a child, Emma Twist (Rachel Bilson) -- who is now a 20-something television actress living in Hollywood -- and spending the rest of his life with her.
My Thoughts: "I absolutely loved this movie. I was, at first, hesitant to see it because all of the mixed reviews it was getting, but I'm glad I gave it a try. The story is like no other love story I have seen. I am not usually one to gush about a romance love story type film. They are (in my opinion) usually so pathetic and predictable. This may be a bit predictable, but it's a complete different story then I have seen in a romantic flick. It's odd, quirky, sad, funny, and moving. Will is in his own world and in a way blocked out reality, but soon it slaps him pretty hard in the face and he can't pretend anymore. When that happened my heart broke for him a little bit. The last thirty minutes is by far the best part of the film. I loved it, and I know not everyone is going to enjoy it. But if your a fan of films that are a little off-beat, like myself, you should enjoy this one."
January 31, 2011
Why Rachel Bilson agreed to this film, I will never know. Bordering on melodrama the entire film, there is no part of this film that feels natural. The relationships are forced and changes of heart are glazed over as if changing your negative emotions toward someone were easy. The flip-book style opening credits and accompanying heartfelt song were the best parts of the film, by far.
October 30, 2012
I'll be honest, I only bothered watching this movie because of Rachel Bilson. However, it was not at all the chick flick I expected it to be. Actually, I would say that it's not a chick flick at all. What it is is one of the saddest movies I've ever seen. Not sad in the "Hachi" or "Green Mile" sense where it's a tear-jerker because it had incredibly sad scenes. It's more sad in a depressing and realistic way where the foundation of the movie is essentially how life kinda sucks and is very hard and isn't all "peachy". Is there a love story mixed in? Sure, but there's a love story mixed into a lot of movies, TV shows, and even video games so I don't think "love story = chick flick" automatically. I thought the acting was solid, the story was very original and well told, and the development of the characters and plot was outstanding. The story was incredibly slow and I thought the ending of the movie went against what the purpose of the plot was all about so they kind of sold out there but it was still a solid movie. It's not great by any means of the imagination and most people might not have the patience to allow themselves to get wrapped up into the film but it's a much better movie than all of those soulless critics made it out to be.
February 1, 2012
"Waiting for Forever" is an outrageous romantic movie - not outrageous because it's hilarious or so wonderful that it takes your breath away, but outrageous because of how unbelievably oblivious it is to the real world. Will, the main character, while generally quirky and carefree in nature, actually comes off as more of a creepy, obsessive type with severe mental issues. There are a handful of genuinely endearing moments here, but most of the emotional reactions to Will's erratic behavior come off as completely wooden. The movie's subplots attempt to present some deeper emotional issues behind the characters, but are so paper-thin and contrived that the end results feel rushed and unnatural - any growth by the characters is so minuscule that it's incredibly difficult to even notice (or care about, for that matter). Weak characters, weak storylines, and unrealistic reactions make this one fall flat.
October 22, 2011
A hidden gem in the movie bin, a cute low budget film about an unbelievable innocent man that spends his life going where his childhood best friend goes, in hopes that one day, they would cross each others path. Corny, low budget, and sometimes absurd, this movie was really quite enjoyable, go in with low expectations as i did and you may enjoy it.
July 11, 2011
I gave this movie a three! I waited until it was out. It was an awkward & good to watch... The cast did a good job! Although I prefer to watch it quietly on my own without family members!!!
July 7, 2011
An interesting movie, for sure. Somewhat weird, boring and cute. Somehow, it kind of worked... It was mesmerising. Love the music.
January 19, 2011
Kind of an odd movie, but I guess I enjoyed it. Sorta sad in spots and sorta weird in others. I found myself rooting for Will (Willy) because he has issues. Good overall cast.
December 9, 2009
What a sweet movie. Sturridge is adorable as Willie and Davis played as easy to hate rival. The ending was sweet and wonderful. All the actors were great and the plot was very entertaining.
June 12, 2011
Kindof mediocre, but it was enjoyable. There was potential for a much better movie to come out of this, but it was underdone regrettably. Such a shame because this could have been a powerful movie.
August 31, 2014
worst movie ever! id rather watch my own headgehoggies
August 24, 2014
BAD movie.BAD dialogues.BAD scenes.
August 9, 2014
i really like this movie. Hmm, no! I love it!!!
July 26, 2011
Bad acting and bad lines.
June 14, 2014
The innocent love of Will is amazing
February 17, 2014
Waiting For Forever: A Love Story with a Twist
If you're looking for an innocent and honest love story, Waiting for Forever is exactly what the doctor called for. If you're looking for a movie that is realistic and traditional, you should probably run the other direction.
Tom Sturridge gives an endearing performance as Will, a wanderer and professional juggler, whose parents died in a tragic accident when he was a child. He travels around the country following a childhood friend of his, Emma (Rachel Bilson), a struggling actress who returns home to see her ailing father. Will has spent the past years of his life just trying to get the courage to speak to his long lost love, who has since moved on with her life.
Will's almost-stalking behavior seems a bit creepy, but is made up for by the pure innocence of his character. Sturridge's performance brings the character to life and adds just the right amount of quirkiness that makes you love Will, even if you are also waiting for his mental breakdown. Every twitch of his hand, and the smallest facial expression Sturridge presents, paints Will as the boy who never grew up, an adult who never lost his childlike innocence. Throughout the movie he continuously looks at the ground, and avoids eye contact, which paints Will perfectly. It is this pure innocence that saves the movie from its own near-creepy plot.
Waiting for Forever is definitely not a movie for a realist. It's a movie to get lost in for an hour and half, and not think about how unrealistic the plot is. The fact that Will stalks Emma as she goes about her life could come off disturbing, but somehow producer James Keach and the rest of the cast make it work. With the exception of Blythe Danner, whose performance as Emma's mother is a bit over-the-top if you ask me. The fact that she cries in almost every scene she is in is a bit unrealistic, and for the first half of the movie I was questioning her sanity. The rest of the cast's acting, however, is what makes the film. The cast brings such emotion to it that you can't help but to be touched. It takes you up and down and somehow you find yourself rooting for this loveable guy who never grew up, and never lost hope.
The successful use of flashbacks and quick scene changes at the beginning of the movie creates interest while quickly delivering necessary background information. The plot continues into a quirky love story that is believable if you let yourself fall into Will's world and thoughts. It's easy to follow and easy to enjoy. There may be not be any huge mystery or action scenes, but it works well within the Romantic genre.
Additionally, the subplot involving Emma's parents' struggle with her father's illness is cohesive with the main plot and avoids confusion. A simple "Anytown, USA" set helps create a familiarity that viewers can connect to, and adds a bit of believability as well as being easily recognizable.
Overall, Waiting for Forever is just an easy-to-watch love story with a dash of drama and a thick layer of emotion. It stays away from typical romance movie stereotypes, and what it may lack in realism or fast-pace scenery, it makes up for in honesty and optimism. It's one of those chicken- noodle -soup for the soul kind of movies, and well worth the watch. Who knows? Maybe stalkers are the next big thing in romance!
December 1, 2013
this movie doesn`t have all important aspects must exist in drama romance genre. very dissapointing and intimidating pure love story. the plot only focus on the movie titled, the man who wait forever for his childhood love. despite the idea is interesting this movie is very boring.