Unforgettable [2017]

Unforgettable Movie

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Synopsis
A woman sets out to make life hell for her ex-husband’s new wife. ~IMDb

Movie CertificationRestricted Rating 

Review

Last week I had a chance to check out Unforgettable before it’s worldwide release on April 21, 2017.  If I’m being honest, before the invitation, Unforgettable was not really on my radar of #moviestowatch, which in hindsight, would have been a shame because it’s actually pretty good.

The basic plot of the movie is that David Connover’s (Geoff Stults) ex-wife Tessa (Katherine Heigl) tries to make life a living hell for his new fiancee Julia (Rosario Dawson).  Sounds simple right?  Well it is, but that is a good thing because if this was too complicated, it just wouldn’t work.  What does work for this one is the mixture of little misdeeds and huge glaring violations that Tessa commits throughout the film.  Honestly, with the kind of Tessa does to Julia, it’s easy to see how others could be doubting her and viewing her actions as suspect.

While I do question the casting of Geoff Stults as the leading man, he neither makes or brakes the movie.  Rosario Dawson gives a great performance throughout Unforgettable of a woman who is trying to make the best of a bad situation.  Katherine Heigl’s performance as Tessa is really, really convincing.  She quite convincingly blurs the lines between reality and hysteria and really has you trying to figure out just what she is going to do next.

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Overall, Unforgettable, while not a great movie, is a good movie all the same.  For me it loses points for glossing over mental health issues and then having everything tie up in a neat little bow at the end.  I would recommend it to fans of movies like The Hand That Rocks The Cradle [1992], Single White Female (1992) and Fatal Attraction [1987].  Unforgettable is in theatres on April 21, 2017.

Runtime
1h 40min

Genre
Drama | Thriller | 

Cast

Rosario Dawson | Katherine Heigl | Geoff Stults |

Director
Denise Di Novi

Distributor
Warner Bros. 

Release Date
April 21, 2017

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