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THE FORGOTTEN

 
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At Theaters: 9/24/2004 On Video: 1/18/2005
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 31 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 439923
Studio: Columbia Pictures Inc.
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Telly thinks she is going mad when her psychiatrist tells her she is suffering from delusions and that she is only fabricating memories of a son that never existed. That is, until she meets Ash Correll, who also lost a child in a plane crash.
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Sci-Fi Thriller - This is a psychological/science fiction thriller aimed at an adult audience. Dark and scary content may be too intense for young children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Julianne Moore LAWS OF ATTRACTION, THE HOURS, THE SHIPPING NEWS
Dominic West ROCK STAR, 28 DAYS
Gary Sinise THE BIG BOUNCE, THE HUMAN STAIN, IMPOSTOR
Alfre Woodard RADIO, K-PAX, DINOSAUR, MUMFORD, DOWN IN THE DELTA
Linus Roache HART'S WAR, THE WINGS OF THE DOVE
Anthony Edwards THUNDERBIRDS
Director: Joseph Ruben RETURN TO PARADISE
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About The Production
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PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 1 S-word, 4 GD's, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Hits, chokeholds, punches; little blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol.
ACTION: Foot chases, explosions.
COMEDY: Some scattered wisecracks; nothing off-color.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average The best thing to do with The Forgotten is to forget about it. What starts out as a taut psychological thriller about disappearing memories quickly devolves into an unsatisfying mish-mash of half-baked X-Files crossed with low-rent Twilight Zone and topped off with a conclusion reminiscent of Star Trek's 'Charlie X.' The cop-out of an ending is one of many things I have always disliked about 'Charlie X,' and the deus ex machina resolution doesn't work any better here.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Average The movie begins with a premise: A mother remembers her lost son, and everyone she trusts tells her she only imagines she had a son. That's a great story idea. But it's all downhill from there. 'The Forgotten' is best left.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 355 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
36
High
92%
13-19Teens (F)
54
Very High
91%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
57
Fairly High
88%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
76
High
89%
30+Adults (M)
53
Fairly High
85%
30+Adults (F)
79
High
87%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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Moviegoer Opinions:

We collected 355 moviegoer opinions. This movie certainly brought out the crowds and by far, most were very pleased with "The Forgotten," but quite a few rated it a little low to very low. Neither age or gender seemed to make much difference.

I would say that your probability of truly enjoying "The Forgotten" is pretty high, but a small percentage of will not enjoy it. I also noticed that there is an unusually high number of negative moviegoer comments. They said things like: "Slow" "A little too sci fi" "Horrible script" "Cheesy" "Weird" "Unrealistic" "Shallow plot" and others.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Telly Paretta (Julianne Moore) is tormented by the memory of her eight-year-old son Sam's death in a plane crash 14 months ago. While trying to work through her grief, and her subsequent estrangement from her husband Jim (Anthony Edwards), she is informed by her psychiatrist, Dr. Munce (Gary Sinise), that she is suffering from delusions, that her son never existed and she is fabricating his memories. Stunned, she tries to find evidence of Sam's existence photos, videos, scrapbooks. 

But it has all disappeared.

Telly is convinced she is going mad until she meets Ash Correll (Dominic West), the father of one of the other plane crash victims. Together, they embark on a search to prove the existence of their children and reclaim their sanity.

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