You have to give credit to bethany aston wolfs adaptation of heidi mclaughlins novel forever my girl for not shying away from its cliches. This hallmark channel style romance about a country music superstar who return tohis hometown after many years and discovers that he has a 7 year old daughter proudly embrances its aw shucks romanticism and family friendly bromides. The movie committed sincerity should well please its target audience. The central characters are liam page alex roe the fifth wave who has achieved fame and fortune as a country music singer songwriter and josie jessica rothe the woman he abandoned at the alter eight years earlier to pursue his dream of stardom. Liam who reduces his fans to wide eyed catatonia when he in their presence takes ample advantage of his privileged situation. Spotting a beautiful blonde in the front row at his arena concert he orders his manager to make sure that she sent up to his hotel room.
Liam underlying unhappiness becomes evident the next morning when the hapless groupie steps on his vintage cellphone and breaks it. Deserate to have it repaired so he can retrieve a message he races barefoot down a new orleans street and bursts into a phone store promising $10,000 to whoever can fix it.
when liam finds out that his former best friend has been killed in a car accident he returns to his small louisiana hometown for the funeral. He finds a distinctly chilly reception from the residents and even his own father john benjamin hickey the local pastor whom he hasnt bothered to contact since he left years earlier. But liam decides to stick around for a while after he runs into his former girlfriend josie rothe and quickly figures out that he the father of her precocious 7-year old daughter billy abby ryder fortson.
You can pretty much guess the rest of the plot as liam to his managers and publicists consternation temporarily abandons his high flying musical career and settles down to repair his relationship with his father attempt to win back the love of his life and get to know the daughter he didnt know he had. Its not an easy task especially since he has led such an apparently sheltered existence that he doesnt carry credit cards or own a car and has no clue how to make an internet purchase. Of course such practicalities dont necessarily matter since when he finally gets josie to agree to go out with him on a date he able to whisk her to new orleans on a private helicopter.
Forever My Girl The woman he left at the alter in this romantic drama based on heidi Mclaughilins novel,