Forever Young stars Mel Gibson who played a test pilot named Danicel McCormick. The date was 1939 and he’s got the world in his hands except for the courage to propose to his girlfriend (Isabel Glasser). When tragedy struck that took his girlfriend away, Daniel didn’t know where to turn to. Afraid of facing life alone, he volunteers to undergo a top secret cryogenic experiment. He woke up after about 50 years and the year was 1992 into a familiar yet unfamiliar world forging a friendship with a little boy (Elijah Wood) and his single mom (Jamie Lee Curtis) – Now Daniel is in search of himself and his one true love.
The film’s premise was quite original and I just loved how Gibson keeps you glued with every scene he’s in. It has a really good start but towards the middle, the story fluctuates and didn’t build up at all towards the ending rendering the touching finale anti-climactic. Having said all these, the film will still reduce you into a mere hopeful thta love truly knows no time.
Director: Steve Miner
Starring: Mel Gibson, Jamie Lee Curis, Elijah Wood, Isabel Glasser, George Wendt, Joe Morton