Video Review: Billy Ocean “Love Is Forever”

At night, four children toss leaves at each other. A 6-year-old girl laughs and shakes her hands. A 16-year-old girl frowns as she stands by the fence and sheds a tear. Billy Ocean sings against a charcoal background. Back at the park, the 7-year-old boy sits on the fountain and gives her a flower.

Ocean sings against a black background. The 16-year-old smiles at Ocean as she holds flower against the black background. A fortysomething man pats 10-year-son on the shoulder as they sit by the lake. A sixtysomething man engraves a statue. A second sixtysomething man rows the kayak as a 7-year-girl sits with him. The children toss food to the ducks in the lake. An 8-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy smile at each other as they dip branches in the lake.

The 17-year-old boy hugs the 16-year-old girl as it rains in the park. A thirtysomething woman and the 6-year-old girl stay dry by some columns. Ocean walks by the statue at night. The sixtysomething man finishes engraving “Love Is Forever” onto the statue and leaves.

Rating: 3/5

The 16-year-old girl puts her hand on her cheek as she babysits the group of children. They were having so much fun, giggling and laughing. They had no idea the heartbreak awaiting them. She really liked the 17-year-old boy at school. They had hung out at a party. However, they hadn’t talked much since then. It was all one big game.

The 7-year-old boy asks her why she’s so sad. She ruffles his hair and says it’s just life. She’s in love. He says he loves her. She tells him he’s a sweet boy. He offers to take her out for dinner. She tells him she appreciates it. But she’s too young for him.

The 17-year-old boy walks up to her and apologizes for being late. She hugs him and they kiss. Some of the kids say “ewww.” The 7-year-old boy cries. The 17-year-old boy says it’s time for them to go home. It’s going to rain soon. As it rains, they run to the the 16-year-old girl’s car. The 7-year-old boy side-eyes him and whispers, “you better not hurt her.” The 17-year-old boy promises he’ll take care of her.

Director: N/A Year: 1986

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit ,Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine . Fevers of the Mind, and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kirstofia anthology.