Forever Mine


Forever Mine

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Writer/director Paul Schrader explored his well-documented interest in film noir with this modern-day crime story. A horribly disfigured man named Manuel Esquema (Joseph Fiennes) is called upon to help out Mark Brice (Ray Liotta), a former city councilman in a wealthy New York community. Brice has been accused of some serious financial irregularities, and Esquema is the sort of "fixer" who might be able to make his problems go away. Mark, however, doesn't recognize Esquema as the former Alan Ripley, who was working as a towel boy at the Florida resort where Mark and his wife Ella (Gretchen Mol) were honeymooning shortly after their marriage. Alan became obsessed with Ella the moment he saw her, and before long the two were engaged in a torrid affair. Ripley urged Ella to leave Mark for him, but she refused; Ripley followed them to New York, and when Ella eventually confessed her infidelity to Mark, he responded by shooting off half of Alan's face. Alan survives and builds a new (and sinister) life for himself, but when Mark hires Esquema to help him, the former Alan's obsession with Ella blooms anew. Forever Mine was screened in competition at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival.

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Joseph Fiennes
as Manuel Esquema/Alan Riply
John Henry Canavan
as Undercover Cop
Lindsey Connell
as Stewardess
Jocelyn Snowdon
as Young Associate's Companion
Ted Simonett
as Mr. Gilen
Shawn Proctor
as Cabana Boy
Russell Blackwell
as Business Associate
Ronald Knight
as Executive's Companion
Christian Potenza
as Corrections Officer
James McCauley
as Justice Department Official
Tim Post
as Paramedic
Scott Wickware
as Plain Clothesman
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Critic Reviews for Forever Mine

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Audience Reviews for Forever Mine

  • Oct 03, 2007
    Sorry, but I will forgive Joseph Fiennes anything. *sigh* After watching it twice, though, I was starting to get really annoyed with Gretchen Mol's character. I wanted her to get a backbone. To live all your life in misery just so you can get pedicures and drink expensive liquor...I wanted to slap her.
    April N Super Reviewer

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