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Unforgettable is totally forgettable, says Rashid Irani

A campy faux-feminist narrative, this film is a none-too-subtle cautionary tale that women can also be abusers of power.

movie reviews Updated: Apr 21, 2017 19:16 IST
Rashid Irani
Hell hath no fury in Unforgettable, in which a divorcee (Katherine Heigl) decides to ruin the life of her ex-husband’s girlfriend (Rosario Dawson). Tepid thrills ahead.
Hell hath no fury in Unforgettable, in which a divorcee (Katherine Heigl) decides to ruin the life of her ex-husband’s girlfriend (Rosario Dawson). Tepid thrills ahead.(Karen Ballard)
UNFORGETTABLE
  • Direction: Denise Di Novi
  • Actors: Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl
  • Rating: 1 / 5

She is the homewrecker from hell. A San Francisco-based divorcee (Katherine Heigl) decides to ruin the life of her ex-husband’s current girlfriend (Rosario Dawson).

A rampage of ever-escalating dread and violence ensues; the life of the soon-to-be-second spouse turns into a nightmare.

A campy faux-feminist narrative, Denise Di Novi’s directorial debut is a none-too-subtle cautionary tale that women can be abusers of power just as men can.

Not surprisingly, it is Dawson who is hurt most (literally and psychologically) in the no-holds-barred conflict. Heigl, known for her romantic comedy roles, is credible as the aptly described ‘Psycho Barbie’. But Unforgettable doesn’t deliver on the promise of its title.

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