Forever Young (1992)




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A man undergoes a scientific experiment that causes him to wake up after 50 years without aging a day in this romantic science-fiction tale. In 1939, Daniel (Mel Gibson) is a test pilot who is brave in the air but lacks the nerve to ask his girlfriend Helen (Isabel Glasser) to marry him, even though he loves her deeply. When Helen is hit by a truck and is taken to the hospital in a coma, Daniel is despondent, and he approaches his best friend Harry (George Wendt). Harry is a scientific … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Bruce Davey, J.J. Abrams
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 27, 1997
Warner Home Video


as Daniel McCormick

as Claire Cooper

as Nat Cooper

as Harry Finley

as Cameron

as Lt. Col. Wilcox

as Susan Finley

as Boy with Ice Cream

as Alice's Father

as Alice's Father

as Wrong Harry

as Frank

as Waitress at Diner

as Pilot at Airshow

as Pilot at Airshow

as Officer at Warehouse

as Officer at Warehouse

as Doctor at Airfield

as Airbase Personnel

as Airbase Personnel

as Ticket Woman

as Woman at Picnic

as Woman at Picnic

as Boy at Picnic

as Man at Picnic

as Man at Picnic

as Man at Picnic

as Doctor at Hospital

as Boy with Ice Cream

as Daniel (age 11)

as Helen (age 11)
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Critic Reviews for Forever Young

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

A Sweet Fanasy that wears it's heart on it's sleeve

May 6, 2005

Audience Reviews for Forever Young

Steve Miner's Forever Young is a surprising film that is quite underrated. I normally find Romances to be a bit dull, and clichéd, but this one has something else, a feeling of genuine charm, humor, and good performances from its cast. What makes this film stand out is the story, simple, yet effective it just is an engaging movie from the opening shot. Mel Gibson gives a very good performance here and the film just manages to elevate the traditional romance formula. There are a few parts that seem kind of flimsy and there could have been a few better written scenes. Overall this was an enjoyable film to watch, and I really liked it. In terms of cast, and plot, it's well thought out, and director Steve Miner has crafted a very good little film with this one. I found this to be underrated and it deserved far better praise than what it initially got. Forever Young isn't perfect, but it is worth seeing if you love these types of movie. Like I said, some things could have been rewritten and the script could have been polished, but what do you expect from a low budget picture? The film was fun, dramatic and compelling. This is far better than most romance, drama films of today and it proves that you can do a lot with simple ideas. Steve Miner is a pretty good director and this is among his best films, I still think Friday the 13th Part 2 was his best, but with this one, he showcased his talents and delivered a good film from a totally different genre, which is great.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

I love this movie about a man (Mel) who gets his body frozen in time as he doesn't want to see his loved one die after an accident. His body is discovered decades later. Good cast.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

In a tragic bit of prophetic irony Gibson stars in a sci-fi romcom wherein a guy with career potential awakens from deep sleep only to find himself without a career and without friends. "Now what," he wonders. The film goes nowhere too.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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