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Along for the Ride
Along for the Ride
Actors: Melanie Griffith, Patrick Swayze
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     2009     1hr 40min

Studio: First Look Home Entertain Release Date: 09/29/2009 Run time: 99 minutes Rating: R


Movie Details

Actors: Melanie Griffith, Patrick Swayze
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama
Studio: First Look Pictures
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 09/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Along for a wonderful experience
Joseph King | San Jose, California United States | 11/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD of the cable film from STARZ, Forever Lulu, received terrible reviews but I think it is an extraordinary story of two people, Lulu (Melanie Griffith) and Ben (Patrick Swayze) who shared a summer romance and tragically experience the descent of Lulu (Melanie Griffith) into mental illness. Sixteen years later, escaping from a halfway mental health home, Lulu sneaks away to see Ben and to his surprise tells him about a son he does not know he has. They drive to Wisconsin to see the boy while Ben's wife, Helen (Penelope Ann Miller), threatened by this intrusion into their marriage and unresolved feelings over the death of their young son, follows them to Wisconsin and after an emotional meeting of the three, each struggles to resolve their conflicting feelings and unsettling switches of roles. The three all travel to see the son who initially rejects his new found parents but comes to understand why their relationship happened and why they could not be a family. Finally, Ben and Lulu realize they will always be in love with each other but can only remain a memory. Wonderful performances and a real examination of the discrimination of those with mental illness but the power of Griffith to overcome the stigma, "(to son after he apologizes for calling his mother crazy) I am crazy, it makes it easier that way." This film, while not based on a strong script, works on many levels making you feel the pathos of the relationship between these characters stumbling to deal with their feelings and the circumstances of their lives. The score is worth the price of the DVD, ("Say Goodbye", written by Serge Colbert, Mark Portman & Alan Rich and performed by Lauren Kinkade). Get out a box of Kleenix if you like to drain your sinuses."
Very Touching, Great Acting and Beautiful Singing~
Tanya St Amant | Chipley, Florida United States | 10/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Loved every bit of this movie. I found it to be very honest with its dealings on mental illness. It could be very easy to fall in love with someone and then later find out that they are mentally ill, esp since mental illness many times hits in the early twenties. Great acting, so sad yet I am sure there's a true story like this somewhere or similar to it. LOVED the song "Say Goodbye by Lauren Kinkade....I was so upset to hear I could not buy it on CD.....Its a definite hit! And so was the movie."
Surprisingly Heartwarming Story, but lack of DVD features
Otto Yuen | Toronto, ON Canada | 05/22/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The production of this DVD is quite cheap. You find only trailer and the moive, not even subtitles. Yet, the story is quite touchy. It may spare you a tear at the end of the film. Both Patrick Swayze and Melanie Griffith gives their great performing. Overall the movie is very heartwarming, much better than I expected."
"Say Goodbye"
Lauren Kinkade | Los Angeles, CA | 10/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hello everyone... my name is Lauren Kinkade, and I was the singer you heard on the end credit song "Say Goodbye". Thank you all for your kind words!! "Say Goodbye" is a great song, and hopefully someday, it will be released. But as of right now, the only place you will find it is on the DVD or VHS.Thanks again everyone!"