“Unforgettable” Review

21 April, 2017

Director: Denise Di Novi
Screenwriters: Christina Hodson, David Johnson
Director of Photography: Caleb Deschanel
Cast: 
Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Geoff Stults

Synopsis: An abused woman settling into her first serious relationship in a new city finds her world turned upside down after the ex-wife of her new fiancé decides to make her life absolute hell.

Unforgettable Review:

Built on the hysteria of cheap literature, “Unforgettable” sifts through the melodramatic dung heap in an ironically forgettable fashion as its female-focused drama flaps around like a tattered dime novel while struggling to get behind the predicaments of its own characters. Ridiculously overwrought and weighted by hostility and anger, Denise Di Novi’s directorial debut screams its way into theatres like a frenzied divorce settlement, allowing its bitter battle to play out in full force while the women tug and pull at their prince charming like schoolgirls fighting over a newly discovered Cabbage Patch Kid.

Hurtling towards mediocrity at a startling rate, the movie hits every branch on the way down as plotting, stalking, and murder prove entirely plausible through the actions of a crazy divorcee. Juvenile in temperament yet unreservedly adult in execution, “Unforgettable” saves all of its energy for sex and violence, proving hilariously erotic in fleeting moments yet entirely throwaway as it wastes both time and talent for little purpose. In a film where even the soundtrack can’t take itself seriously, viewers are quick to wonder whether this latest bunny boiler is worth much emotional investment and “Unforgettable” is quick to provide an answer with scenes that appear like rough edits of “Fatal Attraction” and “Sleeping with the Enemy” while the writers desperately try and fail to make use of their leading ladies.

Ensuring that Katherine Heigl’s mania as an abandoned housewife with a domineering mother remains entirely superficial, the movie seeks transparency through performance as every pleasantry comes complete with an ice cold stare and hidden agenda, counteracting the warmth of Rosario Dawson’s troubled bride-to-be as she attempts to make matters bearable for her new family. While Dawson is the saving grace in a movie that doesn’t deserve her efforts, Heigl warrants little praise in a knock-off Sharon Stone role delivered at a Lindsay Lohan level as she disastrously misses the mark while failing to adequately perform a role that a dozen other blondes would’ve aced with little coaching.

 

   

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