By Steve Farace
Let me first say that I began watching this movie based on the plot summary, which basically states that Waiting for Forever is about a guy that doesn’t want to live a normal life and wants to be with a childhood friend, who is now an actress in Hollywood.
Obviously, this is not something that I caught the first time around in the theaters. This is a Netflix streaming movie that I came across with my wife as we searched for something good to watch that was not exactly main stream. I think that the premise is good, but the film mostly is a so-so quick drive by of a film. It stars Rachel Bilson as the childhood friend and Hollywood actress and Tom Sturridge as the guy who doesn’t care about living a normal life.
They start with the story of how the two became so close and then discussed how they drifted so far apart. Years went by with Sturridge following Bilson from place to place without ever saying a word to her as he traveled around in pajamas and worked as an entertainer (a clown). Finally Sturridge gets the courage mustered up and decides to make his movie when Bilson returns home to her sick father and that’s where the story finally gets moving.
If you are one of those people that can’t stand a slow moving movie that lacks what you thought it should have, then do not waste your time. The good thing is that it is a relatively short movie (1 hour 34 min) and it won’t take up too much of your precious time. Go into it with an open mind and disregard the creepiness that tends to rear its ugly head from time to time. It is what it is and nothing more should be expected.
Final Word – 2 Stars