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The Forgotten (2004)



Critic Consensus: The premise grows too ridiculous to take seriously.

Movie Info

Telly Paretta is tormented by the memory of her eight-year-old son Sam's death in a plane crash 14 months ago. While trying to work through her grief, and her subsequent estrangement from her husband Jim, she is informed by her psychiatrist, Dr. Munce, that she is suffering from delusions, that her son never existed and she is fabricating his memories. Stunned, she tries to find evidence of Sam's existence. But it has all disappeared. Telly is convinced she is going mad until she meets Ash Correll, the father of one of the other plane crash victims. Together, they embark on a search to prove the existence of their children and reclaim their sanity.more
Rating: PG-13 (for intense thematic material, some violence and brief language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Gerald Di Pego, Gerald DiPego
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 18, 2005
Box Office: $66.6M
Sony Pictures - Official Site


Julianne Moore
as Telly Paretta
Dominic West
as Ash Correll
Gary Sinise
as Dr. Jack Munce
Alfre Woodard
as Det. Ann Pope
Linus Roache
as Shineer
Anthony Edwards
as Jim Paretta
Robert Wisdom
as Carl Dayton
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Critic Reviews for The Forgotten

All Critics (180) | Top Critics (40)

Creepy thriller not for faint of heart.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

Who wants to see -- or remember -- a wildly implausible thriller that's also grim and humorless?

Full Review… | February 13, 2008

The climax is a disappointment, lacking the quick visual thrills earlier in the movie and failing to answer many key questions raised throughout.

September 22, 2006
Christianity Today

Few films have title more deserving.

Full Review… | August 24, 2005

Not since Star Trek V: The Final Frontier has there been such a stupid omnipotent force.

Full Review… | July 25, 2005

The Forgotten, though not an outright bad movie, is yet another frustrating example of a Hollywood film that simply lacks the courage of its convictions.

Full Review… | March 23, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Forgotten

A very twilight zonish plot with an interesting combination of twists and turns. Not bad not great.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


Julianne Moore is a mother who misses her dead son, which is normal ... until everyone she knows starts to tell her that she never had one. As the story shifts from psychological thriller into the unknown, the fantastic, well, it loses its way, but the actors are still good.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


I loved the first half...the pacing especially. The film follows a women who is grieving over the loss of her son, and then during that process, she's informed that her son didn't exist. The plot progressed nicely and was aided by the solid performances by Julianne Moore and Dominic West. Then there was sudden shift about 3/4's of the way through the film where it just all went down hill. The plot got really confusing, and then the ending was Overall, a decent and entertaining film, but I was slightly disappointed because I thought it had potential.

Jameson Worley

Super Reviewer

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