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The Forest (2016)

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A woman goes into Japan's Suicide Forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror.

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Jason Zada
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Dormer ... Sara / Jess Price
Eoin Macken ... Rob
Stephanie Vogt ... Valerie
Osamu Tanpopo Osamu Tanpopo ... Homeless Man (as Tanpopo Osamu)
Yasuo Tobishima Yasuo Tobishima ... Sushi Chef
Ibuki Kaneda Ibuki Kaneda ... Mei (Schoolgirl)
Akiko Iwase ... Head Teacher
Kikuo Ichikawa Kikuo Ichikawa ... Businessman
Noriko Sakura ... Mayumi
Jozef Aoki Jozef Aoki ... Visitor Center Morgue Man
Yûho Yamashita ... Sakura (as Yuho Yamashita)
Taylor Kinney ... Aiden
Gen Seto ... Narusawa Bartender
Terry Diab Terry Diab ... Grandma
Nadja Mazalica Nadja Mazalica ... Sara / Jess (Age 6)
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Storyline

The majority of the story is set in and around the Aokigahara Forest, a forest at the northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan known as a popular destination for suicide. Sara Price (Natalie Dormer), an American woman, receives a phone call from the Japanese police telling her that they think her troubled twin sister Jess Price (also Dormer) is dead, as she was seen going into Aokigahara forest. Despite the concerns of her fiance, Rob, she journeys to Japan and arrives at the hotel where her sister was staying. At her hotel, Sara meets a reporter named Aiden. They drink together, and she tells him of her parents' death. In reality, her father killed her mother, then committed suicide, but she tells him they were killed by a drunk driver. Her sister saw the bodies, but she didn't look. Aiden invites her to go into the forest with him and a park guide, Michi, so she can look for her sister..

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Everyone comes here looking for a way out. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic content and images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

8 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El bosque siniestro See more »

Filming Locations:

Tara National Forest, Serbia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,741,176, 10 January 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,583,369, 13 March 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,687,600, 22 February 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In Spain, the movie was released in 257 theaters. The film was only projected in dubbed version. See more »

Goofs

In the first scenes, when Sara is talking with Rob in their bedroom, one shot was reversed. This is apparent by Natalie Dormer's moles here on the left side of her face. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jess: [running scared through a forest] Oh, God, Help me! Somebody help! Help me!
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Shut in and Arrival (2016) See more »

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Kotown
Written by Tom Hillock
Courtesy of Montmorency Records
Under license from 5 Alarm Music
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Not terrible, but could have been better
13 January 2016 | by DarkVulcan29See all my reviews

Natalie Dormer plays a woman who is searching for her twin sister(also Dormer) who has gone missing in Japan, last seen in a forest where everybody seems to die, but she is determined to find her no matter what, but will she find her, or will the forest drive her insane?

The film does have some good scares, and Natalie Dormer does give it her all here. But the story itself feels to cut down, and actors like Taylor Kinney who play it so bland, he just does not have much to work with. The movie tries to hard and it shows, the ending does not leave much to be explained. All in all, it could have been better. Just don't leave much to enjoy all of it.


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