**Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
One thing we love to do as a family is enjoy movie nights together. It's one of the few pleasures we come together for, since the kids vary greatly in age, my oldest being 18 and the younger being 7 and 8 years old. They don't have much in common with such a gap, and movies are something they can connect on.
Another thing we absolutely love is music. I come from a very musical family, and grew up surrounded by musicians. Some of my favorite memories include going to gigs and band practices as a kid. I even performed a bit myself for a bit.
When we got word from the folks at Lionsgate Entertainment that their hit movie, "Forever My Girl" was coming to Blu-Ray, we couldn't wait to see it. This movie has everything, a love story, father daughter bonding, and life on the road as a professional musician.
Oh, and ice cream. We received an amazing basket full of ice cream party fixins' to help celebrate this Blu-Ray release. We decided to have an Ice Cream Sundae and Root Beer Float party on the deck, and then head inside for Movie Night to enjoy the film. Keep reading to check out pics from our little celebration.
Thanks so much for the goodies, Lionsgate Entertainment! As you can see, we had a blast filling up on Sudaes and Floats pre-movie.
Now on to the movie. Here's a synopsis and the trailer, before I get into my thoughts:
A country music superstar finds himself torn between his career and his one true love in Forever MyGirl, arriving on Digital April 10 and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD, and On Demand April 24 from Lionsgate. Based on the first book of the New York Times and USA Today best-selling series – The Beaumont, by Heidi McLaughlin – Forever My Girl was written for the screen and directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf (Midnight Juliet) and is jam-packed with original songs from country music mega-producer Brett Boyett (TV’s “Nashville,” “Friday Night Lights”). Alex Roe (Rings, Hot Summer Nights) and Jessica Rothe (La La Land, Happy Death Day) star alongside Abby Ryder Fortson (Ant-Man, TV’s “Togetherness”), John Benjamin Hickey (Hostiles, Flags of our Fathers), Tyler Riggs (Boomtown), Peter Cambor (TV’s “Grace and Frankie,” “NCIS: Los Angeles”), and Gillian Vigman (Step Brothers, The Hangover) in this sweet, uplifting love story.
Forever My Girl tells the story of country music superstar Liam Page (Roe), who left his bride, Josie (Rothe), at the altar, choosing fame and fortune instead. However, Liam never got over his one true love, nor did he ever forget his Southern roots. When he unexpectedly returns to his hometown, Liam is torn between his two worlds.
We really enjoyed this film, young and old. The story is emotional and engaging, bringing back thoughts of first loves and bittersweet memories. Of course things don't stay sad, as the couple reunites, and they learn how to live, laugh, and love as a family. There are bumps, tears, and heartache along the way, but those serve as lessons learned that just reinforce the importance of true love and family.
The music in the movie is wonderful, and sure to please the country fans out there. It's also very family friendly with no crude content, sex, nudity, etc. My 7 and 8 year olds were perfectly fine to see this. Overall, it's a great choice for couples or for the entire family.
The Forever My Girl Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
Year of Production: 2017
Title Copyright: Forever My Girl © 2017 Saved Message LLC. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2018 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: PG for thematic elements including drinking, and for language.
Genre: Romantic Drama
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Feature Run Time: 108 minutes
BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 Widescreen 2.39:1 Presentation
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen 2.39:1 Presentation
BD Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, gaming, virtual reality and other new entertainment technologies. Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a 16,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global licensing infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company’s worldwide consumer base.
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