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Review: Molly Green and James Leffler's "Forev" starring Noël Wells and Matt Mider.

It is always a bit of a gamble when you decide to take a leap of faith and rent an indie romance film you've never heard of. It's also one great rewarding way of discovering new gems that never would have been released in France. "Forev" is one of these gems available for a few dollars on the Internet.

Because of its ridiculously tiny budget, do not expect actors you know or an avalanche of special effects. However, be prepared for a lot of feel-good feelings, energy, characters you can relate to which is already very good. The pitch differs from the common lot of rom-coms. The two main characters decide right away to get married for practical reasons even if they do not know each other. He is the lucky one because he's been in love with her for a long time and she decides to settle for this nice guy at a moment in her life when she's got nothing good going for her. It's a refreshing start served by two great actors.

"Forev" is at heart a romantic road movie and that is going to be a long road ahead to fetch Pete's sister (fantastic Amanda Bauer). The newly-formed couple will have to endure some obstacles that will shaken their view of marriage and love. I don't have anything bad to say about the film. It's a well-paced ride with loveable characters and my only complaint would be about some over-absurd supporting characters, a trend that's been spreading among indie films. I loved the refreshing take on the rom-com genre but the film lacked a bit of ambition that could have done it some good.

By Frédéric.

Our grade

Directed by Molly Green and James Leffler.

Starring Noël Wells, Matt Mider and Amanda Bauer.

Duration: 88 min.

Synopsis: On a spur-of-the-moment road trip, world-weary Sophie and her naïve neighbor Pete hatch a misguided plan to get hitched. Before they know it, they're engaged... and stranded in the middle of the desert. Together they must track down Pete's sorority-girl sister – who disappears with a bearded drifter - while trying not to ruin the budding love that neither of them was looking for.

Available on Vimeo on Demand for $4,99/$12,99.

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