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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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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull 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 EbertFull 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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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
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.
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.