November 29, 2022

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Movie – Forever My Girl (2019)

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Well as we enter another week of lockdown its time to snuggle up with another romance movie, this one is another book adaptation and its actually quite good.

 

Forever My Girl tells the story of country music super-star Liam Page (Alex Roe) who left his bride, Josie (Jessica Rothe), at the altar choosing fame and fortune instead. However, Liam never got over Josie, his one true love, nor did he ever forget his Southern roots in the small community where he was born and raised. 

When he learns of the passing of his high school best friend, Liam must realise how his life has turned out with his return he faces all the demons he left behind revelations that will change him and the people around him forever. 

 

This family friendly heart warming movie is just the thing to bring a little joy to you as you wile away the hours at home. Curl up on the sofa, crack open a drink and sit back to this what sure will become a classic.

Fun fact – Alex Roe starring here as Liam is actually a british actor who came the LA only a few years ago. With his strong english accent he learnt how to speak with a New Orleans accent for the movie along with learning how to sing for the role.

Adapted from the “Beumont” series of books for the screen, this captures the series essence if not staying fully true to the material.

 

4/5

 

 

Spoilers

This movie I must have watched and re-watched at least a dozen times by now, it is just… nice, in our current world its just something you can watch even if you know the outcome. But then i read the book and have to say the adaptation takes allot of liberties and as with most adaptations it cuts massive chunks out of the movie to either save money or to keep the run time down.

Dont read the next bit until after you have seen this movie, dont worry it wouldnt spoil your involvement.

Book – boy named Noah, Movie its a girls.

Book – Noah is 10, Film Billy is 8

Book – Liam goes to college drops out and starts his career in LA, Film Liam leaves Josie at the alter and goes off to nashville

Book – Josie hooks up with a highschooler named Nick, Film – Josie remains single

Book – Liam buys a house and moves back to Beumont to woo josie all over again, Movie – Liam takes her on one date and hangs around his fathers house

Book – Liam hates his parents and wont let them near his child, Movie – his dad is a pastor and he lives with him as he and his child hang out

Book – Liam is a country star, Movie – unstated just that he is a music star

Book – Sam, his manager is a woman he has a fling with, Movie – Sam is a man who has a full family so he can advise Lilam

Book – Liam stays with Kaetlyn his friend masons wife after the funeral and when he first returns to his home town, Movie- he stays with his dad Kaetlyn isnt mentioned other than at the funeral

Book – Nick is a love interest, Movie – Nick is Josie’s brother

All in all there are some major differences in the plot and the way the book plays out but its not that bad, i would say if you like the movie take the book as another version of how these two end up together.

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