Momservation: Facebook hasn’t made a new friend with this movie, but at least the hamster lives.
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Three quick take-aways from the new movie UNFORGETTABLE:
- Katherine Heigl does great crazy b**tch.
- If you are missing Ronda Rousey in the ring you can get good girl fight here.
- If Rosario Dawson’s boobs are real, they are fabulous and I am jealous.
When I was invited to a sneak peek of this modern-day FATAL ATTRACTION, I didn’t think I was going to be up for the tense suspense thriller genre. The packed house of eager radio station promotion winners told me I was in the minority on this. But I’m always up for a free flick and movie theater popcorn. Plus it helped that my entourage of “movie critics” (Mom and two girlfriends) and I had reserved seating. I knew, if anything, I gleaned a new tip for enhancing my movie experience from the gal sitting next me: jalapeños sprinkled onto popcorn! Yum!
I must say, my whole group was pleasantly surprised with UNFORGETTABLE. If you’re expecting decent entertainment without too many groan-worthy moments, it’s a fun one to a hash over with your movie buddies.
So here’s the Rotten Tomatoes plot description and the movie trailer:
Tessa Connover (Katherine Heigl) is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David (Geoff Stults), becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks (Rosario Dawson)–not only bringing Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter, Lilly (Isabella Rice). Trying to settle into her new role as a wife and a stepmother, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her put her own troubled past behind her. But Tessa’s jealousy soon takes a pathological turn until she will stop at nothing to turn Julia’s dream into her ultimate nightmare.
Here’s the entourage assessment:
Katherine Heigl makes this movie work. She does crazy scary good. The plot moves along at a good clip. We didn’t get frustrated with too much suspense or trying to connect plot points.
Rosario Dawson is a worthy co-star with a strong screen presence of her own as a jumpy domestic abuse survivor who just wants her happily ever after. Both her and Heigl get to flaunt their beautiful features.
Unlike Fatal Attraction, the accelerated unhinging of Heigl isn’t so intense it leaves you squirming in discomfort. The diabolical was tempered with nice new family moments and a steamy sex scene with the man-in-the-middle, played by Stults. Loved the turn by Cheryl Ladd as Heigl’s mom—playing an obvious reason for Heigl’s deep-seeded issues. (Ladd looks great and it was fun to see her pop up again, but it made us all laugh when the old-timer in front of us stated the obvious: “Cheryl’s had a bit of work done.”)
For the normal rom-com and any Melissa McCarthy or Will Farrell movie crowd that we are, we were glad UNFORGETTABLE wasn’t as intense as the classic FATAL ATTRACTION that it’s emulating. It’s not Six Flags rollercoaster scary, it’s Thunder Mountain Railroad scary. In a nod to the original whoops-shouldn’t-have-gotten-involved-with-her movie, there is a cameo by a hamster (in place of a pet rabbit) that we were all relieved didn’t get the whack like its predecessor. Bonus: Would love to see the sequel that it hints at in the end.
Rating it out of 4 stars our group gave it a solid 3. UNFORGETTABLE, Rated R, opens April 21.
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