Parents' Guide to

The Forgotten

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Creepy thriller not for faint of heart.

Movie PG-13 2004 90 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

underated film

great film, some jump scares that come out of nowhere, very much an xfiles feel. few bits parents should know, one particularly intense bit near the end where a persons face changes (not wanting to give too much away) and at the beginning one of the characters askes "hows the sex" even though it isnt mentioned as having any in the reviews and one of the main characters is an alcoholic.
age 18+

Good movie

Interesting story, lots of jumpy parts. The overall language wasn't bad, although they did throw in the F bomb which made me mad. There's one scene of Julianne Moore getting ready for bed and shows her in her underwear, other than that no sexuality or anything. It was good, worth seeing at least once.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (5 ):

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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