Lionsgate Forever My Girl

Last updated date: July 7, 2019

DWYM Score
6.9

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 97 expert reviews, the Lionsgate Lionsgate Forever My Girl placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
6.9
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
6.9
11,360 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The best thing to say about Forever My Girl is that it looks good. There's an infectious, folksy sensibility to the story, and if you're already a country fan, then it will feel like one of your favorite songs has come to life.
- Cinema Blend
Forever My Girl features a nice authenticity in its depiction of the details of small-town life, such as the table inside a church featuring a pile of hats that congregants have placed there upon entering.
- The Hollywood Reporter
January 19, 2018 | Full review
The movie has a PG-rating, for a few thematic elements, but is generally a good, clean movie. You won’t have to cover your kid’s eyes while watching Forever My Girl and your kids will love watching Liam and Josie’s on-screen daughter, Abby Ryder Fortson – she is so funny and blunt!
- Crystal Carder
May 16, 2018 | Full review
But at its core, it’s loving and it has a good message of forgiveness. It works. It has a slow-motion, playful montage scene to complete the look but it gives us something that many films of the genre do not; a strong leading male character who’s sensitive and willing to admit he’s wrong and give up everything for his true love… loves.
- The Reel Critic
January 18, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Instead, it is as bland as a mayonnaise sandwich on white bread—after someone forgot the mayo. It is a movie where a lot seems to happen but it adds up to nothing much.
- Roger Ebert
January 19, 2018 | Full review
That character issue becomes worse because neither of the leads is really given much to do. Jessica Rothe and Alex Roe have both proven themselves as talented actors in recent years, but in Forever My Girl they're not given much to work with. They look good together, but the film implies some serious emotional baggage that it doesn't seem interested in exploring.
- Cinema Blend
Unfortunately, the film's characterizations and plot elements are far more artificial-feeling, including the little girl who casually throws around such phrases as "process the news" and "walk on the wild side." She also says that she isn't impressed by Liam's music. "Not really my cup of tea, no offense," she tells him, sounding like a British dowager.
- The Hollywood Reporter
January 19, 2018 | Full review
That’s not even fair to the Hallmark movies, which would have at least given the female lead something of a personality and a plot arc; this movie’s all about the celebrity and his emotional journey, while the woman stands around like a prize waiting to be won, the Blessed Hometown Honey.
- The Wrap
January 17, 2018 | Full review
There are a few holes in the plot, specifically regarding Liam's drug and alcohol problem. I was left wondering if his issues were so severe that he would require further treatment; it is unclear if he was an addict.
- Crosswalk
January 18, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

A country music super-star returns to his hometown after leaving his love behind 8 years ago.

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