“This indie romance had potential… if our male lead didn’t literally stalk the girl we’re supposed to want him to get.”
by Ken B.
Waiting for Forever screenwriter Steve Adams should have his head checked. Why? I’m pretty sure he thinks stalking is just so cute and romantic. The protagonist in this movie, a twentysomething named Will (Tom Sturridge) can be seen wandering places, juggling for money, wearing pajamas, a vest, and a Chaplin hat. When he was ten, he knew a girl named Emma (Rachel Bilson), and they developed a strong friendship after Will’s parents died in a train wreck. Will moved away, Emma became a Hollywood actress. When Emma’s father falls gravely ill, she returns to her suburban home town. Will does, too, because he follows her, or as he puts it “places where she might be”. It’s then where they meet for the first time in fifteen years.
This indie romance had potential… if our male lead didn’t literally stalk the girl we’re supposed to want him to get. He’s one of the most unintentionally creepy lead characters I’ve seen in a long time. That’s not an insult to Sturridge, but a negative to the way the movie’s written. An upside? The soundtrack, by a band called Mostar Diving Club, is pretty good. Oh, and the cinematography and lighting is professional and solid, but for every positive I managed to wrangle up, there were two holding it back.