The aptly-titled film starring Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigl is surprisingly deceiving. How many movies have been delivered that feature jealous people that can’t move on from previous relationships?
Male or female that side of the thriller genre has been somewhat played out. Thus, the bar was set pretty low for this one.
But the devil is in the details and the subtle nuances of each performance set Unforgettable apart from a slew of forgettable titles that littered the scene.
Second only to the OG Fatal Attraction, Unforgettable wins because it focuses more on the warriors than the prize.
As women dueling over a wealthy man, the pesky ex-wife and the new girlfriend engage in battle not for his affection but to assert a certain type of dominance that only women understand.
Directed by Denise Di Novi, this is a sequence of events that is not afraid to explore the dark side of femininity.
This is a head-trip that is for anyone that has questioned why some women simply don’t get along.
It’s not all cat fighting in the physical sense. This thing is paced very well and the audience is forced to pick a side.
While Dawson’s character is easy to love because she is in fact very doe-like, there are plenty that will feel the burn that Hegel spits out as the divorcee that feels like she was discarded.
Lines are drawn, self-esteems are exposed and even the pretty new girlfriend has a past that shakes her to the core.
Unforgettable is a joyride that will not soon be forgotten.
Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Watch: Unforgettable Trailer