A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Positive Role Models
Strong female and minority characters.
Violence & Scariness
A lot of tension and peril and some jump-out-at-you surprises, brief grisly images.
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Brief strong language.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Character abuses alcohol.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has frequent tense scenes with characters in peril and some startling surprises. The plot concerns the death of six children, and other characters are injured and apparently killed. There are brief frightening images and a few bad words. A character abuses alcohol. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The Forgotten does a pretty good job of creating the atmosphere early on, keeping us as unbalanced and unsure of what to believe as Telly is. But then the plot goes off in a direction that is so nutty, even by movie standards, that it is just plain silly, leaving so many holes that it knocks us out of that nice creepy atmosphere and into oh-come-off-it-land. It feels like the screenwriters had no idea where to go and so just randomly spun the wheel of movie genres to pick an ending. They should have spun again.
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