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|Now and Forever|
Actors: Mia Kirshner, Adam Beach, Gordon Tootoosis, Theresa Russell, Gabriel Olds
Director: Bob Clark
From the moment they meet, despite their clashing cultures, Native American John Myron (Adam Beach) and Angela Wilson (Mia Kirshner) form an unbreakable bond. One fateful night, John rescues Angela from a wicked act of bet... more »
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Myra B. from KELSEYVILLE, CA
Reviewed on 6/24/2012...
I don't often cry at the end of movies, but I did with this one. Slow at the beginning, but very moving. A must see.
"I Am Part of Everything, and Everything is Part of Me"
Alejandra Vernon | Long Beach, California | 11/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Now and Forever" is a small film with incredible beauty and depth, and if it has flaws, they are well overridden by its strengths. The plot concerns two young people whose destinies are interwoven: John, who is part of the Cree Nation (and whose tribal name means "he who stands both here and there"), and Angela, the girl he loves from the moment he sees her, when they meet as teenagers. Angela's one desire is to escape from her mother and the small town they live in, and this leads her down destructive paths, and John's desire and purpose in life is to protect her.
The cast is excellent: Adam Beach is fantastic as John; he is strong and handsome, and has a charisma that fills the screen, and as Angela, Mia Kirchner has a mix of "fighting spirit" and vulnerability that is perfect for the part. Theresa Russell gives yet another marvelous performance as Angela's mother, the town slut, who warns her daughter by saying "it gets easier and easier to do it for less." One of the best features of this film is the presence of Gordon Tootoosis as John's father, Ghost Fox. He is the vision elder of the tribe, and is full of wisdom and knowledge, and Tootoosis is superb in the part. Filling out the central cast is the "dark spirit" of the plot, T. J. Bolt, played with a nice slice of slime by Gabriel Olds.
Directed with good pacing by Bob Clark, well written by Bill Boyle, and with a lovely score by Paul Zaza, this low-budget film exceeds expectations. Filmed in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, "Now and Forever" is much more than a fantasy romance, it has a heart of truth that few films achieve, and stands up to many viewings. Total running time is 105 minutes.
"It's The Work Of The Trickster" ~ A Cree Love Story As To
Brian E. Erland | Brea, CA - USA | 01/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A lifelong friendship between a young Indian boy and a white girl survives the test of time and the bigotry of their small, rural community to finally blossom into true love only when one of them is battling a terminal illness. However there is much more going on than what can be seen, heard, or felt. There are spiritual forces afoot, the Indian spirit known as the Trickster is up to his old tricks and one doesn't discover until the very end how Angela and John's love will survive in this life and in the life to come.
'Now and Forever' is a a tragic yet heartwarming love story in the tradition of 'Somewhere In Time.' Mia Kirshner and Adam Beach are magnificent as the ill-fated lovers, as is Gordon Tootoosis as Ghost Fox.
Be sure to have a box of kleenex close at hand."
Amy Jenny | snellville, ga | 06/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was awesome. I had not heard about this movie prior to seeing it, but was amazed at how quickly I was pulled into the story. It was a beautifully made movie and I am still moved everytime I think or talk about it. I highly recommend it!"