Here we go again. Another film about a crazy love triangle that ends in a same sex brawl. Hollywood seems intent on pooping one of these out at least once a year. And if you’ve read my reviews of Boy Next Door, The Perfect Guy, or When the Bough Breaks… you can probably guess which direction this review is going in.
Rosario Dawson stars as an internet blogger and former victim of an abusive relationship who moves across the country to live with her new fiancé (Geoff Stults). As she attempts to build a loving relationship with her new beau’s young daughter, she soon finds herself dealing with his psychotic baby mama (Katherine Heigl) who will do anything to get her family back.
Heigl’s character takes crazy ex to the extreme, and she fits the role perfectly (although I’m not sure that’s a good thing). Her bug eyed performance almost makes the movie delve into the “so bad it’s actually good” territory. Almost. The movie as a whole is too busy being held back by sheer narrative incompetence to find even B-movie enjoyment. Dawson’s character is a moron who makes so many poor decisions it’s hard to actually pull for her and Stults has the personality of a wet paper bag.
The movie plays out exactly how you’d expect, without a single thread veering into anything truly suspenseful all the way into an ending that laughably attempts to set up a sequel. So Unforgettable ends up being the most forgettable movie I’ve seen in a while. It’s almost mind boggling that writers keep finding new spins on the same concept and yet have failed to make any of them truly interesting or memorable. The real question is, which actor with a flailing film career is going to pop up in the next one?
FINAL GRADE: F