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Unforgettable (2017)

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A woman sets out to make life hell for her ex-husband's new fiancée.

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Lily Connover
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Miguel
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Sarah
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Ali
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Michael Vargas
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Detective Pope (as Robert Ray Wisdom)
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A woman sets out to make life hell for her ex-husband's new fiancée.

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When love ends, madness begins See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for sexual content, violence, some language, and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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21 April 2017 (USA)  »

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To Have and to Hold  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,785,431 (USA) (21 April 2017)

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$11,274,490 (USA) (19 May 2017)
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Kate Hudson and Kerry Washington were originally in negotiations to play the lead roles, but Washington signed on to star in Confirmation (2016) instead. Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson were eventually cast instead. See more »

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During the party when Julia and David are going to have sex, David slips off Julia's underwear and she is wearing one heel. During sex she is wearing both her heels. After sex she bends over to put her shoes back on. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Unforgettable (2017) See more »

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Written by Kristopher Campbell and Evan Johnson
Performed by Kristopher Campbell (as K Camp)
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Unforgettable in the Worst Ways
21 April 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The idea of recovering from a broken relationship is one that could make a very heavy emotional movie. The deep feelings we have for one another when in love and the discovery that your partner no longer shares those feelings is lot to bear. But why explore such issues when you can just make another psycho ex movie.

They must make at least one or two of these every year. However, such films are not being made because they portray deep themes that resonate with the audience. They're being made because they're cheap and pretty much guarantee a return on investment for multi- million (sometimes billion) dollar movie studios.

With the exception of Rosario Dawson, who gives her role a better performance than it deserves, no one in this movie even attempts to do anything compelling with this material. Katherine Heigl's character seems copied and pasted from her role in Home Sweet Hell (2015). Although that cinematic experience was also a suckfest, at least it tried to be something unique. In that film's world, her role as the stuck up housewife who's willing to do anything (including murder) worked (within the established parameters). Here, she plays the same role but in a more grounded universe where you have to seriously wonder who could possibly marry such an abysmal characterization of a human being.

I could criticize the movie's pacing if it had any. Each act feels prolonged far longer than it should be with Heigl repeatedly messing with Dawson as we wait for Dawson to figure out that her fiance's ex is truly, unbelievably, Simon Legree evil. When we finally get to the third act rather than following a natural progression the movie is dragged there kicking and screaming as it allows characters to discover things not because it makes sense but because even the filmmakers finally recognized that this thing must end.

What might be worst of all is that this movie concludes with a bit of clear sequel baiting. At that point, all I could think was "sure, why not". Let's get Unforgettable 2. Hell, let's build an Unforgettable Cinematic Universe with spin-offs and team ups. In that way I hope that I can leave this particular movie's universe and be sure to never come back.

In short, if you need some painful dental work done that would be a much more entertaining expenditure of your time and money.


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