Never Forever
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Korean filmmaker Gina Kim directed this erotic drama about a woman's dangerous response to her husband's fertility issues. The Departed's Vera Farmiga stars as Sophie, an American woman married to Korean-American Andrew (David McInnis). When Andrew's inability to impregnate Sophie leads him to attempt suicide, Sophie seeks the help of a fertility clinic, but is turned away. Desperate to save her marriage, she begins paying Korean immigrant Jihah (Ha Jung-woo) for sex, in hopes that she'll become pregnant and Andrew will be none the wiser. As on might expect, though, the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Vera Farmiga is the best American actress you've never heard of."
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
"Never Forever has the steaminess of pulp and the stateliness of art."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Never Forever has a lot going for it; it's just a shame its inner trashiness is concealed."
‑ Stan Hall, Oregonian
"This erotically charged melodrama about two vastly different Korean experiences in New York City and the Caucasian woman straddling both is beautifully directed by Gina Kim who balances emotional subtleties and highly charged scenarios without ever losing"
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"A beautiful and insightful picture."
‑ Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Boxoffice Magazine
"If Adrian Lyne directed a racy Lifetime movie, then asked Danielle Steel what to call it, you'd pretty much have Never Forever, a sudsy chamber piece that's engrossing despite its many plot holes and contrivances."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"Farmiga elevates the material of this melodramatic soaper into something nearly profound."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"For a film as gentle, meaningful, and tender as Never Forever, the picture can be forgiven such old-fashioned melodramatic extravagance to make a lasting impression."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"An engaging, sexy film the punctuates one of the many unusual ways that women today can become pregnant."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"Beautifully shot and acted, with a heartbreaking story, Never Forever is worth the effort."
‑ Zack Haddad, Film Threat
"It's like a Lana Turner vehicle that's too meek to be Last Tango in Chinatown."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"While Never Forever lingers in the thick of sex, lies and anxiety, it is something to see."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"The indie version of a Harlequin romance"
‑ Geoff Berkshire,
"Every scene is powerfully packed with conflict, and the movie races along to a very uncertain climax."
‑ Don Willmott,
"The narrative is weak and the ending fake, but Gina Kim's interracial romantic melodrama is well shot and acted, particularly by Vera Farmiga as a sexually repressed wife."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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