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Forgetting the Girl (2012)

Haunted by a traumatic history, photographer Kevin Wolfe (Christopher Denham) struggles to systematically forget all his bad memories, but erasing his past threatens to consume his future. ... See full summary »

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Kevin Wolfe
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Jamie
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Beth Dalewell
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Tanner
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Adrienne Gilcrest
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Ruby
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Derek
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French Film Girl 2
Magdalena Bendek
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French Film Girl 1
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Girl in Park
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Haunted by a traumatic history, photographer Kevin Wolfe (Christopher Denham) struggles to systematically forget all his bad memories, but erasing his past threatens to consume his future. Kevin is obsessed with finding a girl who can help him forget his unpleasant past. However, all his encounters with the opposite sex inevitably go afoul, creating more awkward experiences than he can cope with. As the rejections mount, Kevin's futile search for happiness and love becomes overwhelmingly turbulent, forcing him to take desperate measures. Shot in a variety of NYC locales, from Hell's Kitchen to Greenpoint, Forgetting the Girl is a gritty vision of the city and its denizens. The tightly-woven drama blends recollections with reality to craft an intense character study of the psychologically-scarred protagonist. As beautiful as it is dark, the tense narrative slowly boils under the surface until it unleashes an unsettling climax that will not be easily forgotten. Written by FTG

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How do you forget what you can't remember?

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$950,000 (estimated)
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The director's parent's apartment in Hell's Kitchen was used for three different locations in the film. The outside was shot as the entrance to Kevin's apartment, and the interior was used for both Beth's apartment and Adrienne's apartment. See more »

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There is no plumbing attached to the bathtub in Kevin's apartment. See more »

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Kevin Wolfe: If you are watching this, you've discovered something that you shouldn't have.
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The opening credits are actually the handwriting of Visual Effects Supervisor Ian Glaum. See more »

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References Unfaithful (2002) See more »

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True Romance
Written by Seth Myers, Kelyn Crapp, & Matt Dixon
Performed by Fatty Lumpkin
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This must see movie sneaks up on you and challenges the definition of a "genre."
15 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

This must see movie sneaks up on you and challenges the definition of a "genre." Romance? Drama? Horror? Better...all of the above. It's visceral hard hitting nature will sneak up on you on different levels. Christopher Denham plays a layered character with a haunting past that has everything to do with his dealings in the present. Is he the hero or the villain of the piece? Stalker or lonely-heart shlub? That depend on the individual viewer. Each of the female characters builds upon his complex and ever-troubling dealings with the fair sex. This is one of those rare treat movies that asks all the questions with open-ended, yet resolute, answers. It's rare to find a movie like this that allows the audience to discuss and debate the film and what it really means. A great effort from first time director, Nate Taylor, and writer Peter Moore Smith.


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