5.8/10
60,007
447 user 170 critic

The Forgotten (2004)

After being told that their children never existed, a man and woman soon discover there is a much bigger enemy at work.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON TV
ON DISC
ALL
7 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Christopher Kovaleski ...
Sam
Matthew Pleszewicz ...
...
Jim
...
Eliot
...
...
...
Ash
Katie Cooper ...
Library Clerk
...
Cop
P.J. Morrison ...
Cop (as PJ Morrison)
...
Carl Dayton
...
Agent Alec Wong
Kathryn Faughnan ...
...
Edit

Storyline

In New York City, Telly Paretta has been under the psychiatric care of Dr. Jack Munce for fourteen months, the therapy to help her deal with the grief associated with losing her nine year old son, Sam Paretta, one of six children in a plane that went missing, the plane and the bodies never recovered. In the words of Telly's husband, Jim Paretta, Telly has been holding onto the past like a "death grip", which has hindered her therapy. Telly does not appreciate that characterization as it makes it sound like Dr. Munce and Jim want her to forget Sam. Slowly, incidents make it seem like Telly is losing that grip on the past, until one day all physical evidence of Sam disappears, personal as well as public, such as all media stories of the plane disappearance. Subsequently, Jim and Dr. Munce try to explain to her that her therapy is to help her get over the delusion that she and Jim have/had a son. As Telly alone goes on a search for any evidence of the existence of Sam, the only person ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You'll Never Forget The Ones You Love See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense thematic material, some violence and brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Misteriosa obsesión  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,022,111, 26 September 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,133,509, 31 December 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,592,831
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Even though the word "Abduction" is mentioned a couple of times in the movie, the word "Alien" is never spoken. See more »

Goofs

Telly manages to encounter her husband again after disappearing with Ash yet he does not seem to remember her at all. This is an issue that is never addressed in the film again. In fact this character is never seen again after this sequence. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Jack Munce: How much time did you spend at the dresser compared to last week?
Telly Paretta: Less.
Dr. Jack Munce: How much less?
Telly Paretta: I don't know exactly.
Dr. Jack Munce: You wanna make a guess, roughly, for the week?
Telly Paretta: Oh, not even an hour a day.
See more »

Connections

Featured in On the Set: The Making of 'The Forgotten' (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
forget this film!
25 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

The only spectacular thing about this movie is Julianne Moore's stunning performance, the rest of the movie is just science fiction bullsh!t!

I was at the point of becoming a human vegetable by the end of the film,

and if you ask me the plot is just so pathetic!

I'm not one for science fiction, but i can handle at least some movies of this genre that have good story lines,

but this was a waste of money, I'm talking about the $5.00 i payed to hire it and the production funding!


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 447 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page