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Forever Lulu (2000)

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 that she was forced to put their child up for adoption; after all these years, Lulu has decided it's time they paid their son a visit. Lulu forces Ben to drive her to Wisconsin in search of their son, while Ben's wife Claire (Penelope Ann Miller) hops on a plane to Wisconsin in hopes of capturing Lulu upon arrival. Forever Lulu marked the directorial debut of screenwriter John Kaye, who also penned the original screenplay; the film was backed by Green Moon, the production company founded by leading lady Melanie Griffith.

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Cast

Richard Schiff
as Jerome Ellsworth
Annie Corley
as Millie Ellsworth
Lee Garlington
as Linda Davis
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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.

November 26, 2001 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…
Film Freak Central

This "dramedy" is neither dramatic nor comedic

October 24, 2001 | Rating: 1/5
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Audience Reviews for Forever Lulu

½

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.

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