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Waiting For Forever

drama, romance

Rachel Bilson (Jumper, The O.C.) and Tom Sturridge (Pirate Radio) lead an all-star cast in this refreshingly honest and original love story...with superb performances.

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Waiting for Forever is] strangely unaware of its overt creepiness.

- Aaron Hillis, Village Voice, Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Rotten: An indistinct romantic-dramedy-ish something or other.

- Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly, Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rotten: "Waiting for Forever" evidently is an attempt to portray love as purest when expressed by those who are most innocent, untainted by the ugliness of the real world. But it misses the mark completely, coming off instead as creepy.

- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Audience Reviews

3 stars was sweet, and nicely done. The premise was a little silly. It was a nice attempt, though.

- itsjustme2004, Monday, November 14, 2011

2 stars

A Hollywood-set romantic tale of a guy who is content to live his life without a job yet with the love of his life, a young actress. Decent movie. I really really dislike the main character like he's actually in real life gonna get the girl of his dream, are you serious??? He has a crooked smile,wears pajamas all day outside of his house and talk's like a gay poet, I just think he sucks as an actor, uggh I don't know why I dislike him so much after this movie.On the other hand Rachel Bilson is very cute and not as bad of an actor This movie solely focuses on telling the story and making us like the characters for themselves. I think that is a rare statement made by films today. Nice ending but totally fictional and predictable. Who decides what is normal? A unique story of love, friendship and a view of the world from different perspectives, WAITING FOR FOREVER explores the connections people make in the face of life's changes. Best friends while they were growing up, Emma (Rachel Bilson) and Will (Tom Sturridge) lost touch a long time ago as far as she knows. To Will, Emma never stopped being the most important person in his life. Believing them to be forever linked, he goes wherever she goes. Will doesn't have a home, a car, or a real job. He survives on his talent as a juggler and entertainer talents honed through years of showing off for Emma. When her father gets sick, Emma returns to their hometown, trying to leave behind her complicated love life and failing career as a TV actress. As its characters face love, death and their own preconceptions, WAITING FOR FOREVER questions the realities of life.

- MANUGINO, Thursday, June 30, 2011

4 stars

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."

- LWOODS04, Monday, June 6, 2011