“The Forgotten” is worth seeing, at least to be able to talk
about it with other moviegoers. Despite its flaws, “The Forgotten”
is interesting enough to keep anyone’s attention, and is guaranteed
to keep the audience wondering.
Telly, played by Julianne Moore, has been dealing with the loss
of her 8-year-old son for over a year. One day her psychiatrist,
played by Gary Sinise tells her that she never really had a son and
all the memories of him are made up.
Telly discovers a man who is going through the same thing she
Ash Correll, played by Dominic West, once had a daughter. He
forgot about her until Telly came and reminded him of her.
From this point movie gets more and more weird, which is hard to
imagine, since it starts out with a woman being told she imagined
the last eight years of her life.
After a while Telly’s own husband doesn’t even remember her.
Telly and Ash team up to try and find their forgotten
The beginning of the movie is intriguing because the plot could
go in so many directions. The film is unpredictable, not because of
clever writing or a plot twist, but because it’s just too strange
Moore plays a perfect distraught mother, despite a few cheesy
lines. The writing in the movie is a bit under par, making the
dialogue seem too melodramatic at times. West and Moore make up for
the script problems with their acting, but the two of them could
not carry the entire movie.
“The Forgotten” is full of surprises and full of scenes that
just leave the audience saying “what?”
The beginning of the movie is fascinating and the acting is
wonderful, but after an hour, the movie begins its descent into
Ram Rating: Two out of four