Forever My Girl is a romantic drama on Netflix. It is written and directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf. The film follows Liam Page, a budding country music star who leaves his fiancee at the altar. This is the point at which the movie starts. The wedding bells are chiming and the guests are filing into the church. But just before Josie is about to walk down the aisle, she gets the news that Liam has gone.
Fast forward eight years. Liam is now a bonafide superstar and touring the world. But despite the fame and fortune, Liam cannot let go of his past. Played by Alex Roe, Liam is a borderline alcoholic and riddled with angst. When he gets the news that a friend from high school has passed away, Liam takes off and heads back home to Saint Augustine, Louisiana.
Arriving at the funeral to a frosty reception, it becomes apparent that he hasn't actually returned home since the day he left. In fact, he never even spoke to Josie again. Deeply regretting his actions he tries to make it up to Josie, his father and his friends. All in a bid to win Josie back because she is, after all, his one true love.
Forever My Girl is okay. It has a pretty dire score on Rotten Tomatoes and I can see why. The plot is ridiculous. As is Liam's inability to function as anything other than some kind of man-child. The script does it's best to dig a little deeper into the background of the characters but despite running for 1h 47m you come away barely remembering their names.
You'll be forgiven for initially thinking that Forever My Girl is attempting to be a more substantial Hallmark movie. The setting, the people, the world of Saint Augustine is utterly perfect, save for the unshaven mess that is Liam. On the upside, the soundtrack is pretty decent. It's a romantic drama, and not a particularly good one but it's sweet and inoffensive. If you're after something non-taxing and easy to watch then this will be it.
If you want something a bit better then check out To All The Boys I've Loved Before.