Forever My Girl

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Gentle adaptation of Heidi McLaughlin's romance novel has an aspiring country music star (Alex Roe) returning to his small Louisiana home town when a high school classmate dies, only to learn that he has a 7-year-old daughter with his ex-fiancee. This forces him into finally making adult decisions. Writer-director Bethany Ashton Wolf plays up the romantic and faith-based elements to smooth over stilted performances and unrealistic dialogue.

 

Watch out for: Adult themes of life and death, references to excessive alcohol use.

 

Rated: A-II, adults and adolescents; MPAA: PG.

 

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