A 47 year old Christian man (Michael Blain-Rozgay) is on the other side of an unwanted divorce. Searching for answers to ease the pain and make sense of his life, he meets a woman (Stacey J. Aswad) at a divorce recovery group. The two forge a friendship and find they have a common bond: both have been thinking about their lost first loves. As he reminisces about his old high school girlfriend (Kathryn Worsham), he regrets he ever broke up with her…and now, 30 years later….wants to see her again.
Runtime: 92 min
Cast: Michael Blain-Rozgay, Stacey J. Aswad, Hugh McLean
Director: Dave Christiano
Writer: Dave Christiano
4 thoughts to “Me and You, Us Forever (2008)”
This was an okay movie. It had some great principles in it to apply to life, and I liked how it turned out because at first I didn’t know where it was going.
When I first came across this move title, I quickly watched the trailer before watching it. I thought it was going to be about a man who has been divorced for a long time, and he would attempt to get in contact with his wife after many years. This movie was so different from what I imagined it would be, but still very interesting. I got a few things after watching this movie. Dave was in a state of sadness after his divorce, and went back in his memories to a time in High School where he had a special relationship. Her name is Mary. It got to a point where he considered actually meeting her again.
As I was watching the movie, I just didn’t feel that this was going to turn out correctly. But with me, I try to be slow with judgment and try to think where he might be coming from. Dave was a very spiritual man, so I thought maybe there was a reason he might be having High School memories come back to him, and that there could be a chance the Lord gives him an okay with going with his plans.
His friend Paul tried warning him that this was not a good idea. His new friend Carla was going through a very similar situation and was more neutral about his plans on visiting Mary. At this point, I was thinking that Dave should receive a confirmation from the Lord if this was something that was okay to do. As the movie kept going on, I felt that this was not the best thing to do. If Dave were to sincerely pray about this, it seemed like he was going to go on with his plans no matter what answer he got.
I think there is a very important point here. The Lord knows that good people will make decisions in their life that aren’t the best thing to do. He knows all things that are to come, and so he prepares for the expected outcome. Joseph Smith was in a very similar situation. Martin Harris asked Smith if he could borrow some of the Book of Mormon transcript to show to his wife. Smith was told not give the manuscript to Harris 2 times by the Lord. Smith asked one more time. Finally, the third time, the Lord gave Smith the okay. We know that 116 pages was never recovered. The miracle was that the Lord knew what was going to happen, and prepared for it. Paul could not stop Dave with his plans. I think sometimes we gain trust in the Lord by making a choice that isn’t the best, and then we see why the Lord warned us in the beginning.
The main point I got from the movie is to make sure the Lord is with you making decisions like these. Is it possible that the Lord could let a guy run into an old girlfriend and have it work out? Absolutely! But when you have the Lord with you, he will provide a way or warn you of plans you are wanting to make.
Not a fan of this one. I’m not sure I agree with the way Dave handled his visit with his past girlfriend. I came out feeling that that was portrayed incorrectly. But the movie had me feel like I was supposed to be cheering him on in his visit. I probably won’t watch this ever again!
I do not like this movie. It was so hard to watch. I kept hoping that it would end in a good way, that he would realize how wrong he was. Their meeting was underwhelming. It needed to be a disaster or a dream come true. It was neither and that was confusing. I think they were trying to portray growth in the character, he just learned it a little too late for that to be an impactful theme. It just seemed like an oversight on his part to not even inquire about her marital status. And then for the title to be what it is and why was just weird.