Seeing the advertisements for “Unforgettable” in theaters and on television, I knew exactly how I was going to have the most fun watching it: with a group of friends at a crowded advanced screening. Between the constant laughing, or snoring, of my audience, this is what I’ve gathered as being the film’s “plot”.
Soon-to-be-engaged Julia (Rosario Dawson), moves in with her fiancee and his daughter, much to the dismay of his ex-wife Tessa (Katherine Heigl) whose psychopathic tendencies lead her to stalking, spying and stealthily tearing the couple apart. The most shocking thing about Unforgettable is that it’s receiving a theatrical-release from Warner Bros. in the middle of April, instead of the typical studio-dumping-ground known as January.
This cheesy, 90s-thriller-esque premise plays out exactly as you’d expect, with absolutely no surprises and no subtlety. This is by far the laziest screenplay I have seen this year, and is only further perpetuated by juvenile directing. This is a film where the blandest made-for-TV-movie archetypes act so ridiculously inhumane, it feels as if an elementary schooler watched the Lifetime channel and thought “Hey, I could make one of those”. The film isn’t a complete chore to sit through, there are plenty of moments where I found myself snickering at the awkward dialogue and stilted line-delivery, but even then I can’t quite say the experience was worth it. Unforgettable is bland, predictable and poorly executed garbage that you can expect to air on Lifetime next year, after it sweeps the Razzie Awards.