Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Forever Young |
Actors: Mel Gibson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Elijah Wood, Isabel Glasser, George Wendt
Director: Steve Miner
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
A HANDSOME 1930S TEST PILOT GOES TO EXTRAORDINARY LENGTHS TO KEEP LOVE ALIVE. INCLUDES FILMOGRAPHIES AND NOTES.
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Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL
Reviewed on 4/17/2014...
Awesome movie! Gave it 5 stars. Great acting. Romance at its best.
L. Maggy S. (maggy) from LYON MOUNTAIN, NY
Reviewed on 5/13/2011...
One of my favorites. It can be watched over and over again and doesn't seem to get old. Pun intended.
Eryn Z. from CANTON, MI
Reviewed on 4/30/2010...
Great movie...the whole family enjoyed it!
Margaret E. (mde) from SPOKANE VLY, WA
Reviewed on 12/7/2009...
One of those love stories you might want to keep and watch again. Science fiction is always kind of absurd, but that's why it is science and fiction. Funny and sad at the same time. Good acting and really poignant ending!
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A Wonderful Film
J. Anderson | 01/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"C'mon! Admit it! You love sappy love stories. Especially with a sci-fi twist. Yes, this is cute and harmless, and a real tear jerker. But you know you are gonna love it even more when you see it done by Mel Gibson. Jamie Lee Curtis and Elija Wood also do a great job. The main thing here is that the characters make the story believeable and enjoyable."
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 12/30/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One has to give superstar Mel Gibson a lot of credit. Over his prolific career, Gibson has taken many risks in the roles he's chosen, and this romantic fantasy is just one of them. FOREVER YOUNG opens in 1939, where daredevil test pilot Gibson finds himself involved with a scientist who is perfecting a cryogenics chamber. He's also madly in love with the lovely Helen (Isabel Glasser), and wants to marry her. Alas and alack, before he can pop the question, Helen is struck down by a truck and goes into a coma. As the months go by, Gibson clings to hopes she'll recover but as his scientist friend (George Wendt) states, doctors give her little hope. When Mel feels he can't watch Helen die, he volunteers to be the first human volunteer for the cryogenics project, asking Wendt to freeze him for a year so he can avoid the inevitable. Next thing you know, it's 1992, and we meet single mom Jamie Lee Curtis (quite good as always) and her 10 year old son (Elijah Wood, simply charming, showing us what his future would be years later). While playing in an abandoned military warehouse, Wood and his buddy stumble upon the cyrogenics chamber and accidentally release Gibson. How he got caught in this chamber for 53 years forms the core of the story and Gibson desperately searches for some knowledge of Wendt's whereabouts.
The movie is unabashedly romantic but Gibson is so good and the story takes hold of you and you watch with amusement as Gibson discovers the technologies of a new world and his scenes with young Wood are marvelous. A rather contrived ending spoils the overall effect but FOREVER YOUNG is nonetheless a very engaging film."
Yes, it is on widescreen
Kurt A. Schryver | 08/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The widescreen version of Forever Young was released on LASER DISC. And it is awesome! I have it in my collection. Someone in their infinite wisdom probably decided it wasn't worth it to put that version on DVD. They were so wrong."