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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 »

Director:

Nate Taylor

Writer:

Peter Moore Smith (story and screenplay)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 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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How do you forget what you can't remember?

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Trivia

All of the scenes on the NYC subway and subway platform were shot guerrilla style with a minimal crew, long lenses, and the camera inside a duffel bag with a hole cut out for the lens. See more »

Goofs

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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Crazy Credits

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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Sick Love
Written by Fiona Silver
Performed by Little Body & The Big Sound
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Impossible to Forget
6 June 2013 | by rocknroll_heartSee all my reviews

"Forgetting the Girl" is one of those movies that sticks with you long after the credits roll. Not an easy feat, but one that I consider essential for a film in order to remember it, discuss it to death, and even dream about it. Yes, I dreamt about this movie long after I saw it, the visceral images and suspenseful storyline lingering in my mind many a night. Kudos to director Nate Taylor and writer Peter Moore Smith for fashioning a totally original story in this day and age of cookie-cutter flicks.

The film starts out as a slightly rom-com look at the life of a New York-based headshot photographer named Kevin (played by the eerie Christopher Denham in a remarkable tour-de-force). Always searching for the perfect girl, perhaps one to take the place of his sister, Kevin asks every photography subject out on a date to mostly awkward results. His lovelorn assistant Jamie, a tough-looking goth girl with her own serious issues portrayed by the extraordinary Lindsay Beamish with a perpetual wounded look in her eyes, will do anything to make Kevin her own, even though she doesn't seem to exist in his eyes. All that changes when one of Kevin's dates goes missing. What follows is a labyrinth of twists and turns that slowly turn into something more powerful and psychologically disturbing than one would expect. In fact, it left me breathless. To give any more plot points away would be a crime, but you can call me guilty of loving this movie.

"Forgetting the Girl" is one of those singular movies that challenges the viewer to give up all expectations of the norm, forcing one to dive headfirst into the mind of a very complex character. I, for one, was swept away.


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2 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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