Genre: Thriller/Drama
Director: Joseph Ruben
Starring: Julianne Moore, Dominic West, Gary Sinise, Linus Roache, Anthony Edwards
RunTime: 1 hr 31 mins
Released By: Columbia TriStar
Rating: PG

Released Date: 11 November 2004


What if you were told that every moment you experienced and every memory you held dear never happened? Julianne Moore stars as Telly Paretta, a grieving mother struggling to cope with the loss of her 8-year old son. She is stunned when her psychiatrist (Gary Sinise) reveals that she has created eight years of memories about a son she never had. But when she meets a man (Dominic West) who has had a similar experience, Telly embarks on a search to prove her son's existence and her sanity.

Movie Review:

This mysterious drama has Julianne Moore as Telly, a woman who has lost her son in a plane crash. Day after day, she has to rely on past photgraphs and videotapes to coup with her loss. The mystery begins when her son's photos start vanishing from their photos albums and videotapes goes blank. And her psychiatrist (Gary Sinise who is amazingly under-used here, "Lt Dan" in Forrest Gump) and husband tried to console her that everything that she has assumed happened is just a figment of her imagination, a reality that were made up by her.

Up till this point of time, "The Forgotten" has the audience bewitched. Is Julianne Moore's character delusional about her so-called son or is there more than meets the eyes? To find out the truth, Telly has to partner with a man who similarly lost his daughter in the crash (who happens to be the classmate of Telly's son). Along the way, they encountered the NSA, NYPD and some strange kinetic, poweful force trying to prevent them from getting to the bottom of the strange happenings. A force so strong that could changed the articles in the papers and everyone to forget everything that happened.

Consider Revolution Studios paid up a seven figure sum for the screenplay, "The Forgotten" is a far too prolonged episode of "The Outer Limits" or "X-Files". Neither the ending or the story is satisfying nor concluding. Of course revealing it here will be a major spoiler. What's remain on your mind when you walked out of the theatre is Julianne Moore's powerful display of painful agony on a lonely swing and the chilly cinematography of Brooklyn. The rest should be forgotten.

Movie Rating: C


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