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Forgetting the Girl (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 2 March 2012 (USA)
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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Nate Taylor

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Peter Moore Smith (story and screenplay)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Christopher Denham ... Kevin Wolfe
Lindsay Beamish ... Jamie
Elizabeth Rice ... Beth Dalewell
Paul Sparks ... Tanner
Anna Camp ... Adrienne Gilcrest
Phyllis Somerville ... Ruby
Joel de la Fuente ... Derek
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sara Balmas Sara Balmas ... French Film Girl 2
Magdalena Bendek Magdalena Bendek
Agathe Biarrotte Agathe Biarrotte ... French Film Girl 1
Heather Capuano ... Studio Girl
Caitlin Carmichael ... Nicole
Dina Deleasa Dina Deleasa ... Girl in Park
Brenton Duplessie ... EMT
Holley Fain ... Denise Gilcrest
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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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Taglines:

How do you forget what you can't remember?

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Забывая эту девушку See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Outside the theater where Kevin and Beth first meet, the posters bill the show as "Raveling: The Musical" a reference to writer Peter Moore Smith's first book "Raveling: A Novel". See more »

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

Quotes

Kevin Wolfe: If you are watching this, you've discovered something that you shouldn't have.
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The opening credits contain two hidden images that each appear for only a few frames. One is visible in the window of a passing car and the other in a background dumpster. See more »

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References Unfaithful (2002) See more »

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Gotta Be On Top of Me
Written by Andrew J. Hinds
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A morose look inside the mind of a serial killer
26 October 2014 | by knoxiiiSee all my reviews

Forgetting the girl is a provocative well paced movie. It delves inside the mind of a man who is extremely mentally ill. Some would call the movie sick & twisted. But, this is a movie that shows light upon dark subject matter that as much as we would like to deny exists, does. For a somber subject such as death, it has a cavalier & carefree tone. It attempted to misdirect viewers by offering three plausible killers. I felt it was clear what type of surprise the audience was in for & it was just a question of when it would happen. Anna Camp & Elizabeth Rice were gorgeous additions to the leading cast. I felt neutral about the leading male, as almost any actor could have played the role, and perhaps elevate the movie's rating.

It is rated AO which I assume stands for adults only, and I agree due to the subject matter. Only mature adults should see some of the scenes because you simply don't want to put some of the imagery inside a mind not fully formed or otherwise impressionable. It is not gruesome or gory and that makes it different from most serial killer movies about the true crime genre. This is a fictional story. If you enjoy getting inside the minds of the mentally ill or psychotic, this movie is for you. If you want a horror movie with blood and gore or a movie with a message or one that entertains it is not.

I rate it 6/10 stars because it was different in tone than others in the genre & it's pace kept my attention. Had Rice & Camp not been cast, I would rate it a 3/10. My feeling at the end is melancholy.

Knox D. Alford, III


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