Throughout the runtime for this film I vacillated between something akin to awe and absolute hatred of it. Taken as a straightforward narrative, there's nothing quite this ambitious. The film presents the existence of God as fact and dares to ask whether unconditionally loving such a being regardless of the horrors he inflicts upon the world is worth a guarantee of eternal bliss. Flawed but brilliant in its way.
There's a bunch of things I didn't care for in this movie (some of the performances are annoying and inauthentic) but when I looked past the flaws, I see a incredibly courageous movie! What if all the fundamental crazies of our nation are right? How will our last days play out?
Mimi Rogers gives a carefully modulated performance in Michael Tolkin's thought-provoking and often misunderstood film that is that rare film that challenges the audience to follow the filmmaker on his journey and think about the idea he raises. http://eddieonfilm.blogspot.com/2010/10/forever.html