The frequent use of direct-address narration feels too much like a fiction writer's device, however much it wants to be a hook.
| Original Score: 2/5
Forgetting The Girl...has nothing to offer apart from misdirection. It merely transforms from one kind of lousy movie into another kind of lousy movie.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Thanks to some well-drawn characters and tight casting, including Anna Camp and Lindsay Beamish as an exceptionally troubled makeup artist, Taylor overcomes the script's minor implausibilities.
Written with a poet's ear and directed with an artist's eye ...
| Original Score: 4/5
Surprising, clever and twisted with a convincingly sweet and creepy performance by Christopher Denham.
| Original Score: 8.0/10
A well observed, well acted character study about damaged souls whose orbits begin to exert a further destabilizing gravitational pull on one another. There's a smooth confidence at work here that never tips over into flamboyant stylistic overreach.
| Original Score: B+
If anything, that's a reason for applauding a smaller indie like Forgetting the Girl, which has no discernible genre, and is never entirely predictable.
| Original Score: C-
First-time director Nate Taylor skillfully evokes a clammy sense of dread in this stealthily suspenseful indie thriller.