Decent thriller movie delivers a lot of sex, some frights, and barely any logic.
"Unforgettable" is an OK movie. But rather forgettable, contrary to the title. The movie follows a couple, Julia and David, who have just recently been seeing each other. Julia moves to a different city, a smaller community to move in with David and his young daughter Lilly in their grandiose home, and they plan on getting married. Julia is introduced to Tessa, who is David's ex-wife and Lilly's real mother. Julia quickly realizes that Tessa is controlling (e.g., forcing Lilly to ride a horse even though she's scared, dictating what her daughter eats, etc). We see that Lilly is uncomfortable around her mother Tessa and is closer to Julia. Tessa, seeing how close Julia is to her daughter and her ex-husband, ultimately goes mad and plots her revenge. She tries to break up Julia and David's relationship in a twisted way by setting up a fake Facebook account with Julia's photos in order to get in contact with Julia's abusive ex-lover who she has a restraining order from. I won't spoil anything else though if you intend to watch the movie. It's really important to focus when watching the movie because at some points there's a lot going on and it can become confusing, and certain events are crucial to future scenes.
The movie's casting choices are whatever... you probably will not recognize the actors here, aside from Rosario Dawson as Julia or Katherine Heigl as Tessa, who plays the role of the obsessed ex-lover quite well, despite it being a fresh role for her. The acting is actually not so bad; it is somewhat believable and doesn't feel too forced. There is some foul language in the movie (e.g., Julia occasionally proclaiming that Tessa is "f*cking with her"), but it is not at all frequent or too vulgar. The movie contains some suspenseful moments, such as when Julia has visions about her ex-lover being in bed with her or walking past her kitchen window. However, these "jump scares" are mild considering "Unforgettable" is not a horror movie, but a thriller.
Violence is also present, with characters pushing, punching, stabbing, hitting, and threatening each other. Tessa, in one scene, falls down the stairs and injuries her hand. Julia gets a bloodied face from a vicious encounter with her ex-lover who breaks into her house. The last ten minutes is a catfight between Tessa and Julia, they throw each other around and basically trash Tessa's house. Tessa also mistreats her daughter in some scenes and certain viewers may find it difficult to watch. There is social drinking in the movie, Tessa drinks wine often (possibly to alleviate her emotional distress), and Julia and Tessa both drink several margaritas in one scene at a restaurant. Tessa is seen smoking a cigarette at one point.
In terms of sex... there is plenty of it. We see Julia's bare back and butt as she prepares to take a bath. Tessa has sex with a random man in a vehicle (the scene lasts a few seconds; she is thrusting on top of him). Julia and David kiss and make out throughout the movie. In an early scene they have sex but nothing sensitive is shown (the scene lasts about a minute or two), otherwise they are simply shown in bed together. Tessa masturbates in front of her laptop as she sex chats with Julia's ex-lover... all we see is her hand going under her robe and we hear some moaning, her eyes closed, etc... we see suggestive photos of Julia in lingerie as well. A very sexually explicit scene where Julia and David have sex in the bathroom at a work dinner... they get partially undressed and it is implied that Julia gives David fellatio, then they grind against each other on the wall and on the sink. The scene lasts a good two minutes, nothing sensitive is shown. References to infidelity and infrequent discussion about sex.
The ending of the movie is a bit surprising, a bit disappointing, and definitely unrealistic. Overall, watch the movie if you enjoy romantic thrillers but you're not missing out on anything special if you skip it. 15+ could handle the movie, for sure.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking