The Forgotten
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Telly Paretta 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, she is informed by her psychiatrist, Dr. Munce, 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. But it has all disappeared. Telly is convinced she is going mad until she meets Ash Correll, the father of one of the other plane crash victims. Together, they embark on a search to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Moore is too precious a commodity to fritter away her time and talent on a no-thrills thriller as bland and superficial as The Forgotten."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"An uneasy mix between Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the The X-Files, and one not nearly as smart as either."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Creepy thriller not for faint of heart."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Few films have title more deserving."
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"Starts out as a psychological drama and gets a whole lot weirder as it goes along."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"It's very manipulative, it's very maddening -- and yet I found it very entertaining."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Perhaps wisely leaves more questions than it answers and for the most part manages to maintain its suspense."
‑ Brian Lowry, Variety
"Who wants to see -- or remember -- a wildly implausible thriller that's also grim and humorless?"
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Not since Star Trek V: The Final Frontier has there been such a stupid omnipotent force."
‑ Uri Lessing,
"What the father-son bond was to Frequency… mother love is to The Forgotten, a "Twilight Zone" / "X-Files"-esque thriller with a pro-life twist."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"Slightly predictable and dumb when all is said and done."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"It's the central casting of the remarkable Julianne Moore that gives the movie both a core and a heart, particularly when Di Pego's script starts making its way further and further out along the limb of credibility."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"The climax is a disappointment, lacking the quick visual thrills earlier in the movie and failing to answer many key questions raised throughout."
‑ Russ Breimeier, Christianity Today
"The Forgotten, though not an outright bad movie, is yet another frustrating example of a Hollywood film that simply lacks the courage of its convictions."
‑ Chris Alexander, Rue Morgue Magazine
"*Rarely has so much cinematic stuff -- star power, special effects, set design -- gone on in the service of something so evanescent and feathery."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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