Waiting for Forever [Blu-ray]
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I have absolutely fallen in love with this movie. I stumbled across it completely randomly and am so glad that I did. The characters were all interesting and I couldn't help but love the main character, Will. He demonstrated a kind of love that was completely selfless and it was so touching to see. I laughed and cried while watching this movie and when it was over I walked away with a renewed sense of hope. I only wish that there were more movies like this being made today.
NB Some minor spoilers may follow.
The story centres around Willy who is basically a stalker (in the shadows) of his childhood friend and love of his life Emma (this is rather obvious in the first 15 - 20 mins) The difference with this film is that it is told from an incredibly sympathetic point of view. Strange? well yes it is very strange!
Willy (Tom Sturridge) has some issues. He follows Emma (Rachel Bilson) around the country and this part of the story centres on her returning home (with Willy following) and the events that unfold. Willy is very sick and its where the movie gets a bit deeper as it is a result of childhood trauma. You never get the sense he is dangerous rather the opposite - but he doesn't realise his own illness and those around him have generally accepted it or enabled it to a degree which is a cause of differing conflict.
Several side plots keep the action running and the scene where Willy finally talks with Emma is masterfully dragged out as we the audience are privy to the information Emma isn't. The moments of slight awkwardness that unfold and eventually the situation reveals itself is very well acted.
Willy is a dreamer... obsessed and he isn't all there but he has a sense of optimism which is hard not to like. Emma is dealing with her own life melt down and internal family issues. There are some very emotional parts and other parts feel a tad uneven. It's terribly easy to be an armchair critic though and on the whole its a great movie.
It is a movie for those who at least know that feeling of wanting someone you can't have. It isn't perfect but it is most definitely worth a watch.
The film has dramatic and romantic overtones but also involves the intricacies of relationships. Both Emma and Willie must confront major concerns within each of their respective families as well as friends that enter the picture. For Willie there is much concern of his state of mind by his brother who has taken the responsibility of keeping in touch with him while he literally juggled his way through a vagabond life. And for Emma, she along with her mother (Blythe Danner) have had to deal with her father's illness that is not completely explained and is one of the odd portions of the storyline; this part of the story appears fragmented because Emma's father (Richard Jenkins) appeared like he was getting well but by the end of the film it is questionable. And to add to the complications, Emma's boyfriend (Matthew Davis) surprisingly shows up to forgive her for past misgivings, but his story is much more complex than realized as well as her own -- one of those whiplash moments.Read more ›
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One of the undiscovered and unsung gems, and mostly due to the talents of the leading man/boy who made me remember a little of what truly matters in my life. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Christophe L Ellis
I am a romantic. Still the whole stalking thing was hard for me to reconcile with. You might not have a problem with it at all...Published 3 months ago by kevin 'doc' holiday
He is such a creepy stalker, there is no way his character could be redeemed but even when they try to, it's a pretty lame effort.Published 8 months ago by iheartkindle
A quirky love story BUT a lot of time is spent around Rachel Bilson's character's father dying..quite a downer for a rom-com movie.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
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