Waiting for Forever

Synopsis: Since his parents died in a train crash, Will Donner refused to grow up and became an unemployed drifter, aimless except for one obsession: his undeclared love for neighborhood girl Emma Twist, whom he stalked at a distance throughout the country. When she, now an actress, returns to their home town for her terminally ill, grossly cynical father, Will stays with his unsympathetic, conventional brother Jim, whose wife and kid adore the free-spirited silly uncle, whom neighboring friend Joe and his family cheerfully put up. Now it's time to face Emma.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): James Keach
Production: Freestyle Releasing
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min


[Bell Clanging]

[Train Horn Blows]

[Man Narrating] If you ask me,

there's a moment in everybody's life

when you're helpless-

just helpless with hope and trust.

And here you go.

[Narrator] And then something happens-

something too big to understand-

and then everything changes forever.

If you ask me, you start out

with goodness so pure and clear,

you don't even know it's there,

because that's the way it is

when you don't know anything.

And then-

- [Loud Thud]

- The news begins to arrive.

[All Screaming]


[Folk Rock]

[Man] Someday you will find me

- [Children Giggling]

- I haven't gone too far

I miss the way we were back then

- How we laughed

- [Children Laughing]

I can feel you in my heart

There's a world in your eyes

I can see it getting brighter

All the hours

that we turned into days

We were young

Seemed like life would go on,

last forever

All I had was you by my side


[Man] Miss Twist?

You have to board now.

Thank you.

[Train Passing]

- [Children Giggling]

- Someday you'll answer

Remember how we were

[Train Passes]

When all our hopes and dreams

[Children Laughing, Chattering]

Just glided through the air

I can feel it in my heart

- [Children Laughing]

- [Dog Barking]

I can feel you in my heart

[No Audible Dialogue]

That's the way that it was

In the past you remember

When we ran

through the winds and the rain

We were young

Seemed like life would go on,

last forever

Ah, ah, ah

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

And now everything has changed


Why you still chewin' on that cigar?

Here. Put it down.

I-I got to hold on to something-

something in this life.

Oh, my goodness.

I just wanted to say thank you

very much for picking me up.

Well, you welcome, young man.

Honey, he only stopped

and picked you up to annoy me.

- No, to neutralize you.

- What?

My birthday cigar-

now that's meant to annoy you.

- Wait. Today's your birthday?

- Actually, it was yesterday.

- Sixty-two years old.

- Well, happy birthday.

Well, thank you, young man.

Sit back.

Dorothy and me- we like to drive

straight through the night.

Ain't that right, Dorothy?

Yes, baby. That's right.

Give me this nasty thing.

- Hi.

- Hey.

Could you take me to the Carlton,


- You got it.

- Thank you.

- [Man] You married?

- Not officially.

But l'll tell you the truth,

I might as well be.

- You got a girlfriend then?

- I certainly do.

That's why I'm going back

to Pennsylvania.

I'm going back to the place

where we both were born.

Her parents still live there.

- Her name is Emma.

- Emma.


So how long have you and Emma

been together?

Oh. Well, what exactly

do you mean by "together"?

Well, together- a couple. Couple.

Well, I- I guess

I'd have to say forever, sir.

I mean, I-

We went to school until I was 10.

That's probably more what you mean.

And then I, um, moved away.

So you and Emma live together now

in Pennsylvania?

No, no. She's mostly in California,

but her dad is sick, I hear,

so she's-

- You-You hear?

- Pardon?

- You hear her dad is sick.

- No. My friend told me.

- My best friend Joey-

- Wait, wait. No, no, no, no, no.

Just- Just a moment now.

Maybe it's none of your business,


- Dorothy!

- No. You leave that boy alone.

Dry up now.


Stop that. If you don't stop-

Stop that!


Doggone you!

- You hound dog.

- [Laughing]

Silly man.

Here you go.

Hey. You know, I know this

may sound like a line, but...

aren't you that girl on the TV show?

You look just like this chick that's

on this TV show that my wife watches.

Actually, I am.

I am that person.

But it's a terrible TV show.

So I'm really sorry.

Um, here's your fare, and here's

a little extra for sitting through it.



- Albert.

- What?

Albert, you should hear

this love story. Tell Albert.

- Really?

- Mm-hmm.

- You really want to hear that again?

- Tell him, baby.

Tell me what?

You're not gonna believe this, Albert.

Tell him.

So, we're in the fifth grade.

Me and Emma were always together.

Her house and mine- they seemed

pretty far apart back then,

but there was really just

a beautiful park between them.

When we weren't in school,

we spent hour after hour in that park.

- [Dogs Barking]

- [Giggling]

But it's funny- talking?

I don't remember talking.

I don't remember leading or following.

It was like we were

inside of something bigger...

that moved us around and took care of us

so we didn't have to

think about anything...

except flying on a swing

or running free.

[Train Horn Blows]

- And here you go.

- Thank you very much.

Anyway, one day

we're sitting in this classroom,

and as usual,

I was showing off for Emma.

But then the teacher tells us

to be quiet and listen to the news.

[Man On TV] It's a horrific event.

This is a train collision.

They are saying on the scene that at

least 10 of those injured are critical.

That number is expected to rise

as the e vening goes on.

[Narrator] Emma took me back to the

main road to wait for my mom and dad,

and we just sat there on this rock,

looking toward the bend.

You could hear the cars

before you could see them.

And every time you could hear the cars,

I'd think,

"Oh, boy. Oh, yeah. Here it comes.

Good again. Good again."

And after a while,

we went back to my house.

And no one would come right out and say

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