The Forgotten (2004)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller, Supernatural Thriller  |   Release Date - Sep 24, 2004 (USA)  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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The Forgotten is a film that will no doubt be forgotten in time, though that doesn't mean that it is void of any merit. Sure, the script isn't the shiniest rock in the bucket, and the initial setup of Julianne Moore continually flipping out is just not handled well at all, on her side or the director's -- that said, the movie still has a few wow moments that might just be worth a viewing with a big bowl of popcorn. If you've seen the trailer, then you know just what kind of scenes are being referred to here. Thankfully, the movie still has a few more up its sleeve that you will not expect or be prepared for. Sadly, the supporting "name" actors are severely underused, and the movie ends with a handbag full of questions unanswered. With all of that, plus an ending that seems a little too forced in comparison to the rest of the film, The Forgotten will still live on for the moments where it does shine. It's not perfect, nor too exceptional outside of its few good scares, but sometimes that's all you need. Don't go in expecting much and you'll be pleasantly surprised at what spooks you may get out of it.