- 1 hr 42 min
An interesting mix of drama, romance and science fiction, Forever Young starring Mel Gibson, Jamie Lee Curtis and Elijah Wood is a touching and timeless story of true love and perseverance. The year is 1939 and Captain Daniel McCormick (Gibson) is a brave Air Force test pilot who is told by his friend that he is attempting to be a pioneer in the field of cryogenics. When his girlfriend Helen slips into a coma after an accident he volunteers to test the chamber for one year rather than face the prospect of her death. Accidentally being frozen for fifty-five years, Captain McCormick is awoken when two boys play with the cryonic chamber he is in. Grabbing one of the boys’ coats in his confusion and their terror he tries to make sense of the world he has found himself in. In search of his friends with the help of one of the boys (Wood) who freed him and his single mother (Curtis) he is beset by attacks of aging and the government is desperate to track him down and evaluate the results of the experiment he must find out the fate of his true love, Helen.