If I review a movie, it is always one of two things – I either really enjoyed it or I really hated it. I don’t waste time or (especially) money going to the theatre unless it’s something I really want to see. And there’s nothing worse than missing a car payment to pay for a movie that doesn’t live up to it’s hype. Actually there are a lot of things worse, but I’m trying to be dramatic here, so humor me. (If you missed my Beauty & the Beast review, you can read it here).
I am happy to report that Unforgettable is just that. Unforgettable. This was one that I couldn’t wait to see. My sister and I have tried to go for a week, but the stars didn’t quite align for us until Monday night. Thank you Northwest Little League for cancelling Preston’s game – and NO I’m not sorry for typing that out loud. Seeing this movie was that important. Thanks to the threat of rain, off we went.
Allow me to pause for just a minute… did you guys know you could order a salad at Cherrydale Cinemas? I’ll repeat that… you can order a salad off of a menu at Cherrydale Cinemas. Whaaat? I am not joking. We spent a good 15-20 minutes standing at the counter b/c I could not get over it. Flatbread pizzas, bread sticks, salads, hot dogs and even pasta! I promise I’m not gonna unpack here, but I just can’t picture sitting in a theatre with a salad and fork. Crazy! Although, I guess it would be kinda cool if the seats had small arm tables for those who did order.
I picked out pretzels sticks – they were really good!
Alright, back to the movie. Katherine Heigl was all kinds of psycho. She played the part SO well. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ll never look at Izzie Stevens the same. Again, if I have to explain that to you, we are not friends. I don’t want to give anything away. Basically Heigl and her husband are divorced and share custody of their daughter, Lily. The dad (I can’t remember his name but he’s pretty to look at) is remarrying and, needless to say, crazy ex isn’t happy. There are no real surprises as far as the plot goes.
A few things I can tell you:
- I was not bored. The story had me engaged the entire time. And that’s saying a lot.
- The chemistry was there. I hate watching a movie where the main actors don’t fit together. Ahem, Hallmark.
- There are very few cuss words. This was a plus. Apparently the writers had a broad enough vocabulary, they were able to come up with a worthy script without it. That was new.
- Rated R for sexual content. They definitely made up for the lack of colorful language in the sex department. It’s nothing too extravagant, but ladies, you might not want to watch it with your dad.
Unforgettable is a must-see, if you ask me. And because you’re reading this, you’re sorta asking me.
Let me know what you think!