The Forgotten (2004)

“You don’t know very much. National Security, huh? Better buy better locks.” – Det. Anne Pope

Number of Times Seen – Twice (3 Jun 2006 and 10 Mar 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A couple try to figure out what happened to their son who went missing despite the fact that everyone around them claims that he never even existed.

My Take on it –This is a film that I saw years ago and didn’t recall anything about what it was about, so I decided to give it another try.

Intriguing story that works quite well in showing the plight of this couple.

The story starts off really well and stays interesting throughout.

Part of the way through, the story gets a sci-fi twists which enhances things even more since we are never quite sure what is real or what is possibly just in the character’s mind.

The cast is great and Julianne Moore does a wonderful job in the lead role.

The film expertly keeps things quite ambiguous throughout in order to leave open numerous possibilities as to what is actually transpiring here.

The rest of the cast is also great with Linus Roache, Anthony Edwards, Gary Sinise and Alfre Woodard adding so much to the way this story plays out.

The film has some great twists and turns and that makes things so much more intriguing and suspenseful to follow from start to finish.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – After Julianne Moore runs through a grocery store and an alley, she stops in front of white graffiti on a wall. It’s the logo of Revolution Studios, which produced the movie. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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