Unforgettable review by Bobby Blakey
The genre focusing on the crazy ex-wife, girlfriend or surrogate is one that has been churning them out for years. Clearly there is an audience for them despite them all basically being the same film. The latest, Unforgettable features a decent cast including Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Geoff Stults, Witney Cummings, and Cheryl Ladd, but does it offer up something new to the genre or will it fail to live up to its name?
Unforgettable follows Tessa Connover who is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David, becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks—not only bringing Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter, Lily. Trying to settle into her new life, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her put her own troubled past behind her. But Tessa’s jealousy soon takes a pathological turn until she will stop at nothing to turn Julia’s dream into her ultimate nightmare. As expected this film is pretty much like every other film in this genre, but does manage to entertain way more than I had expected. Maybe is my love for Rosario Dawson that blinded me to the issues with this film, but I found it to be one that stands a bit above some of the more recent ones although that isn’t all that hard.
The story is pretty much the same as every other film like this, but the addition of the child in the middle gave it a new element. This film will likely frustrate some as it did me on the general direction as there are so many stupid decisions and directions that make no sense to the characters, but they are the norm for this genre. If you like these kinds of films then decide for yourself and grab your copy of Unforgettable available now on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.