The Forgotten


(out of 5)

 plays a devoted mother who is still grieving for the child she lost in an airplane accident years earlier. When she notices that her photographs no longer bear his face, and, even more horrible, her husband () insists that they never had a child, she starts to wonder if she’s insane or else why is everyone lying to her? Her psychiatrist () tells her that she’s actually delusional, and has made up the existence of a dead child following a miscarriage years before, but she’s convinced that she didn’t make her memories up and goes on a search for the truth about her boy. When she meets another bereaved parent () who lost his daughter in the same crash and forgot about her until Moore reminded him, she begins to suspect that something totally Twilight Zone is going on around her. Great actors are wasted in supporting roles, especially , in this ridiculously dark-looking but uninviting thriller. The story never really gets under full swing, and Joseph Ruben fails to create a convincingly chilly atmosphere that allows its viewers to suspend their disbelief. Moore is as good as always, but the material is well below her potential and she knows it.

Revolution Studios, Jinks/Cohen Company, Visual Arts Entertainment

USA, 2004

Directed by Joseph Ruben

Screenplay by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by , ,

Music by

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Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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