Title Card - Forever Us (2023)
"Title Card," Forever Us, directed by Christopher B. Stokes, 2023, (Tubi)

In Christopher B. Stokes and Marques Houston’s latest, there is the question of whether a comeuppance will come for a man who stepped out on his marriage for feeling neglected.


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In Christopher B. Stokes and Marques Houston’s latest, there is the question of whether a comeuppance will come for a man who stepped out on his marriage for feeling neglected.

Plot Summary

Burt and Kate have been married for 18 years and share a 17-year-old daughter. He works for a delivery company, and she for a pharmaceutical company, and lately, they haven’t gotten much in the way of quality time.

Luckily for Burt, he can get some innocent attention elsewhere, like at the restaurant of one of his company’s clients, Mel. However, Mel’s cousin, Bella, takes things further, and in a moment of weakness, Burt gives in, setting up the events of the film that end deadly.

General Information

Title Card - Forever Us (2023)
“Title Card,” Forever Us, directed by Christopher B. Stokes, 2023, (Tubi)

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Director(s)

Christopher B. Stokes

Screenplay By

Marques B. Houston, Christopher B. Stokes

Based On Work By

Christopher B. Stokes

Date Released

December 21, 2023

How To Watch

TubiLink

Genre(s)

Crime

Drama

Romance

Young Adult

Film Length

1 Hour 28 Minutes

Content Rating

Rated TV-14

Noted Characters and Cast

Burt

Oshea Russell

Kate

Lyrica Anderson

Melissa

Blac Chyna

Bella

Zonnique Pullins

Content Rating Explanation

  • Dialog: Nothing notable
  • Violence: Blood and murder
  • Sexual Content: Implied nudity and sexual situations
  • Miscellaneous: Drinking

Character Descriptions

Please Note: This character guide is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, and character descriptions may contain what can be considered spoilers.

Burt

Burt (Oshea Russell)
“Burt (Oshea Russell),” Forever Us, directed by Christopher B. Stokes, 2023, (Tubi)

Burt is a delivery driver who, in the past, was hoping to go pro until an injury dashed his dreams and led him to put all those hopes into his daughter.

Kate

Kate (Lyrica Anderson)
“Kate (Lyrica Anderson),” Forever Us, directed by Christopher B. Stokes, 2023, (Tubi)

Kate is Burt’s wife of 18 years who is the mother of his child and took care of him throughout his recovery process and when he hit rock bottom.

Melissa

Melissa (Blac Chyna)
“Melissa (Blac Chyna),” Forever Us, directed by Christopher B. Stokes, 2023, (Tubi)

Melissa is a stop on Burt’s delivery route who has casual conversations with him.

Bella

Bella (Zonnique Pullins)
“Bella (Zonnique Pullins),” Forever Us, directed by Christopher B. Stokes, 2023, (Tubi)

Bella is Melissa’s cousin who recently moved to the area and is an aspiring artist.

Review

Our Rating: Positive (Worth Seeing)

Highlights

It’s Not As Dramatic As It Could Be

As noted in Stokes and Houston’s last collaboration, “I Hate You To Death,” there is a shift with the duo where it no longer seems, like a lot of straight-to-ad-supported streaming, that it is all about having enough drama to hopefully go viral.

Instead, you can see a focus on the story, getting you into the relationships and complexities between characters and focusing more on how things can be gray than black and white. For example, did Burt have an affair? Yes. However, like many a Christmas movie, there is a push to not want to damn him as you see him genuinely happy with someone.

Now, does this erase the affair and the fact that Kate’s supposed sin is being too busy and unavailable? No. Yet, it makes it so you don’t really want to damn Bella, and when it comes to Burt, there is a slight feeling that things are complicated.

Which leads me to wonder, if in future movies, will they eventually remove that starter of someone in peril or dead, and explore further what can happen when you don’t seek out an audience through gimmicks but have them come naturally.

Good If You Like

  • Movies that open with making it clear a character died

Recommendations

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Forever Us (2023) – Movie Review

Summary

If you are a fan of Stokes and Houston, this continues to show their progression and the shift in their brand. However, I wouldn’t say, if you are someone who wants an HBO-type quality movie, they have gotten to the point of delivering that. It still has bargain bin vibes but with a slight hidden gem vibe.

Overall
81%
81%
  • It’s Not As Dramatic As It Could Be - 81%
    81%

Highlight(s)

  • It’s Not As Dramatic As It Could Be

Disputable

  • N/A

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