Never Forever

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"A moving experience!"
  • R
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.4  (1,693)

Never Forever is a compelling and heartbreaking movie that explores the complexities and consequences of love, desire and cultural differences. The film stars Vera Farmiga as Sophie, a wealthy white woman living in New York City who is married to Andrew (David Lee McInnis), a handsome Korean-American businessman. They have been trying to conceive a child for some time, but Andrew is infertile, which puts a great deal of pressure on Sophie to conceive a child.

Frustrated by their inability to get pregnant, Sophie becomes increasingly isolated and desperate. One day, she spots a young Korean man named Jihah (Ha Jung-woo) in the street who seems lost and helpless. Sophie feels drawn to him and decides to hire him to help her decorate her apartment. Soon, Sophie and Jihah begin a dangerous love affair that threatens to destroy both their lives.

The themes of the movie revolve around the challenges and complexities of inter-racial relationships. Sophie's marriage to Andrew is already strained by his cultural and racial differences, and her relationship with Jihah only makes things worse. Jihah, who is an illegal Korean immigrant, is a victim of poverty, discrimination, and exploitation. In Sophie, he sees a way out of his miserable existence, but he is also aware of the consequences of his actions.

The film explores the power dynamics in relationships, how wealth and social status can be used to exploit vulnerable individuals, and how love can transcend the boundaries of race and culture but also can be fraught with misunderstandings and miscommunications. The cinematography and direction are exceptional, with New York City being the perfect backdrop to Sophie's world of privilege and loneliness. The film's score is haunting and evokes a sense of melancholy that stays with you long after the credits have rolled.

Vera Farmiga's performance is outstanding and deserves special mention. Her portrayal of Sophie is nuanced and complex, showing the character's vulnerability, desperation, and ultimately her courage to face the consequences of her actions. Ha Jung-woo, who played Jihah, also gives a standout performance, portraying the character's fragility, resilience, and inner strength.

Overall, Never Forever is a film that will leave you emotionally drained but also enriched. It is a poignant and powerful exploration of the human condition and an indictment of the societal and cultural norms that can cause pain and suffering. If you're looking for a movie that will challenge you to think deeply about love, race, and culture, then Never Forever is a must-watch.

Never Forever is a 2007 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

Never Forever
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    1 hr 30 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (1,693)