“Forever My Girl” (Roadside Attractions)
By Catholic News Service
Gentle adaptation of Heidi McLaughlin’s romance novel has an aspiring country music star (Alex Roe) returning to his small Louisiana hometown when a high school classmate dies, only to learn that he has a 7-year-old daughter with his ex-fiancee. This forces him into finally making adult decisions.
Writer-director Bethany Ashton Wolf plays up the romantic and faith-based elements to smooth over stilted performances and unrealistic dialogue.
Adult themes of life and death, references to excessive alcohol use. Catholic News Service classification, A-II — adults and adolescents. Motion Picture Association of America rating, PG — parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.