Jul 202017
 

Unforgettable is an ironic name since the film is anything but; however beyond the title, this is just not a good movie, even on a so good it’s bad kind of way. I can’t say either Rosario Dawson or Katherine Heigl gave particularly poor performances considering the script was awful.

 

 

Unforgettable
(2017)

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama
Warner Bros. | R – 100 min. – $35.99 | July 25, 2017

Date Published: 07/20/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Denise Di Novi
Writer(s): Christina Hodson (written by)
Cast: Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Geoff Stults, Cheryl Ladd, Whitney Cummings
DISC INFO:
Features: Commentary, Featurette, Deleted Scenes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray, DVD
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Disc Size: 31.8 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


THE MOVIE — 1.75/5


Lifetime comes to theaters.

Unforgettable is a perplexing film, one which I have to wonder how and why it even made it to the big screen. I suppose it’s the studio’s attempt to cash in on the Fifty Shades market and female demo, but what we get instead, much like Shades, is a glossy, serviceably directed movie with a half-assed script and some at best so-so performances.

The plot follows Julia Banks (ROSARIO DAWSON), an editor moving to Los Angeles and move in with her shit-for-brains fiancé David Connover (NOT PETER KRAUSE) and his daughter, Lily (ISABELLA KAI RICE). But with those two also comes David’s ex, and Lily’s mother, Tessa (KATHERINE HEIGL), a seemingly nice pretty blonde who soon reveals herself to all except David as a psycho bitch. Even Tessa’s overbearing mother (CHERYL LADD) knows she’s off-kilter.

As Julia grows closer and closer to Lily, and discovering her ex and Julia are engaged, as the dumbass was holding off telling her, Tessa becomes unhinged and begins a psychological war from stealing and unlocking her phone, doing a background check and catfishes Julia’s abusive ex-boyfriend whom she had a now expired order of protection. Of course, all throughout, including Tessa accusing Julia of pushing her down the stairs, David refuses to acknowledge his ex’s psycho behavior.

No surprise, Unforgettable isn’t a good film. Hell, anyone probably could tell you that just reading the plot synopsis prior to any trailer. So it begs the question, why bother even watching? There are no surprises; you know what’s going to happen from beginning to the laughable end. The performances I guess aren’t terrible considering the script, by Christina Hodson (writer of the underwhelming Shut In and the upcoming Transformers spin-off, Bumblebee), is awful though for Katherine Heigl made the most of her role, which is the juiciest of the three characters.

The movie was helmed by Denise Di Novi marking her feature film debut following a career as a producer and I can’t really fault her too much other than choosing this one as her first (she’s also a producer). It’s not overly stylish or anything but it does at least look good with some fine production designs, but as for pacing or amplifying tensions? Not so much, but as with the actors, you do have a highly predictable and clichéd script, really difficult to make anything suspenseful.

Skip Unforgettable and if you’re even mildly interested just wait for it to air on Lifetime.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.75/5


This release comes with a semi-glossy slip cover and inside a redemption code for the Digital HD copy.

Included is an Audio Commentary with Producer/Director Denise Di Novi; Reclaiming What’s Yours: Making Unforgettable (10:09; HD) featurettes which has some behind-the-scenes footage and canned interview sound bites; and a Deleted Scene (2:06; HD).

PreviewsDunkirk, Blade Runner 2046, Wonder Woman, The House, Batman & Harley Quinn

 


VIDEO – 4.5/5


Unforgettable comes to Blu-ray presented with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio (apparently released in theaters at 1.85) and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. It’s a nice looking picture actually with good and natural looking skin tones, fine and sharp detail throughout and no apparent flaws like aliasing, artifacts, etc.

AUDIO – 4.25/5


The disc comes with a decent enough DTS-HD Master Audio track which does spring to life here and there as the pop music kicks on or, in a few scenes, there’s some action occurring, the bulk of the film is dialogue heavy which comes through the center channel with excellent clarity.

 


OVERALL – 2.0/5


Overall, Unforgettable is an ironic name since the film is anything but; however beyond the title, this is just not a good movie, even on a so good it’s bad kind of way. I can’t say either Rosario Dawson or Katherine Heigl gave particularly poor performances considering the script was awful, the kind of material that belongs on Lifetime. The Blu-ray released by Warner provides great video and good audio transfers and the features are mostly throwaway.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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