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Forever My Girl (2018)

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After being gone for a decade a country star returns home to the love he left behind.

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Pastor Brian
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Billy
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Sam
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Doris
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Kiera
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Mr. Guillory
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Freddy
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Clementine
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After being gone for a decade a country star returns home to the love he left behind.

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG for thematic elements including drinking, and for language | See all certifications »
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19 January 2018 (USA)  »

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Wolf took her lead actor Roe to CMA fest in Nashville 5 months before filming. He had never been to Nashville, and she wanted him to have the opportunity to experience and immerse himself into the true country music scene up close and personal. She also arranged for the two of them to be backstage for the last night's lineup with her friends, Little Big Town, for Roe to experience what it feels like to be a real country star, to experience their time on their bus before the show, backstage, and then what it feels like to perform live to 60,000 fans. Included in that backstage experience and performing in that night's lineup at Nissan Stadium: Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, and Luke Bryan. Wolf and Roe walked just a couple of feet behind each of those performers as each took the stage to perform. Both Roe and Wolf have said that it was an exhilarating, once-in-a-lifetime experience. See more »

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Wings of an Angel
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a blanket of some type
19 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. To determine if this is your type of movie, you need only answer one question: Are you a Nicholas Sparks fan? Even though this is based on a novel by Heidi McLaughlin and not Nicholas Sparks, no normal person would be able to tell the difference, as the formula and story structure is very familiar (even the marketing campaign capitalizes on this). Perhaps that is the key to the success of movies like this - the stories are like a warm, comfy blanket to some folks.

Picturesque (and fictional) St Augustine, Louisiana is the setting for the love story of Liam and Josie. Things get off to a rocky start as the jilted bride is stranded on her wedding day. The film jumps ahead 8 years and we find that Liam (Alex Roe, THE 5TH WAVE) is now a country music superstar with a drinking problem and a duct-taped flip phone, while Josie (Jessica Rothe, HAPPY DEATH DAY) is a successful business owner and single mom. It's at this point where you could most assuredly guess what happens next, as predictability and commitment to the formula are the mission.

Bethany Ashton Wolf is the writer/director and her film benefits from the presence of star-in-the-making Alex Roe and the precocious Abby Ryder Fortson as Josie's daughter. Mr. Roe spends much of the movie in various stages of sweat (I guess that's supposed to be sexy?), but the camera loves him and he has a unique approach that sets him apart from the endless line of pretty boy actors. Young Miss Fortson has already played the daughter of ANT-MAN and she has the ability to come off as normal kid, rather than an actress playing a kid.

John Benjamin Hickey (Liam's dad), Gillian Vigman (publicist), Tyler Riggs (Josie's brother), and Peter Cambor (Liam's agent) fill the supporting roles, and it's Travis Tritt who adds an all-too-brief touch of authenticity to the music and local saloon. The movie is exactly what it portends to be ... nothing more, nothing less. If it's to your taste, it'll be that soft comforter that brings you serenity. If it's not your style, it will likely be as itchy and scratchy as a new wool horse blanket.


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