Steve Says Heigl And Dawson Make You Want To Remember UNFORGETTABLE…Almost

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Let’s first address the elephant in the room. Katherine Heigl hasn’t made a very good movie since Knocked Up and that was back in 2007 when Scott was just turning 40. There. I said it. Rosario Dawson has fared a bit better with stuff like The Lego Batman Movie, Trance and of course Daredevil and Luke Cage on Netflix. Now it’s time to see if a couple of mediocre actresses can team up with a rookie director (lots of producing) in Denise Di Novi and create something that sticks and not stinks. Here we go.


Throughout this film, we are going to focus on 3 main characters. Julia (Rosario Dawson), Tessa (Katherine Heigl) and David (Geoff Stults). So let’s set the plot up for you – David and Tessa are divorced and they have a little girl named Lily. David is now engaged to Julia, who is moving from her life in San Francisco to be with David and Lily. Tessa is obviously not all too thrilled with Julia moving in with David and spending time with their daughter, but she will have to learn to live with it. Or will she? Sorry, I have to keep up with the thriller portion of the plot.

Once Tessa finds out about something in Julia’s past (an abusive ex-boyfriend), she decides to jump on it and begin to make her life a living hell. She begins tormenting her and even staging a fake fall down the stairs. This is all happening while Julia is trying to be the best step mother possible to Lily. The film does a good job of showing how crazy Tessa has become and how much of an impact she is having on Julia as she begins to see her ex-boyfriend everywhere she looks. David is really trying to be understanding of what is going on, but there is only so much a man can take, right?


Unforgettable is an easy to watch, paint by numbers thriller that does exactly what it is supposed to do. The concept for Unforgettable obviously isn’t a new idea and it is not the best constructed film of its kind, but it isn’t the worst either. Heigl and Dawson both do a nice job in this one and paired up with a not-so-bad/paint-by-numbers storyline. I will say there are some scenes that are borderline laughable and the ending leaves a lot to be desired. You could do worse, but you could also do better.

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