The Forgotten

Plot: Telly is filled with grief when her 8-year-old son dies and so she see’s a psychiatrist for help. However, the photographs in her house suddenly change and there are none of her son. Her psychiatrist tells her that her son doesn’t exist and that she created him and all these memories that she has. Is she being tricked or is she actually going insane?

Year: 2004

Director: Joseph Ruben

Starring: Julianne Moore, Dominic West, Gary Sinise, Anthony Edwards and Alfre Woodard.

*SPOILERS*

When I first watched this film, years ago, I absolutely loved it. I have recently watched it again and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a very entertaining film, one that keeps you glued to the screen because you’re dying to find out the truth. Is her son real? Of course, he is. It’s kind of supernatural. The film leaves you with questions but you get enough closure that you’re satisfied enough. Julianne Moore is an extremely talented actress and I think she’s brilliant. It’s one of her least notable films but it’s definitely worth watching. If this film didn’t have Moore as the lead character then I don’t think it would have worked as well as it did because she gives it so much heart. It’s her drive and motivation of never stopping to look for the truth that is inspiring. It’s a very manipulative and suspenseful film which is what makes it so intriguing. I feel like this film should be more popular because you question everyone and everything whilst watching it and it’s just such a good film.

Rating: 7/10.

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