Forgotten, The

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2

Content: -2

Desperately lonely and consumed by grief, Telly Paretta (Julianne Moore) is left to cope with the devastating loss of her eight-year-old son. Her husband, Jim (Anthony Edwards), believes that she is delusional, having conjured up an imaginative son they never had. Despondent and overwhelmed, she finds a therapist (Gary Sinise) to help her wrestle through the flood of emotions. In the midst of her turmoil, unexplainable events send her on the hopeful search that her son is not a fantasy and may in fact be alive. She encounters a man (Dominic West) who also mysteriously lost his daughter, and they embark together to find their children, who others have forgotten. The twist of events and spine-tingling suspense will capture your thoughts as the plot unfolds.

Tellys love for her son is unbreakable. As demonstrated by Jesus delivering Himself up for the world, there is no greater example of sacrificial love than one giving his or her life for another. While this is commendable, the film implicitly answers the question of why evil exists in the worldby unfortunately suggesting thata sadistic, heartless god or being is to blame. The film portrays this entity as one who arbitrarily causes evil in humans lives for no purpose and presents mankind as the innocent victims. This is contrary to biblical instruction, which identifies God as light and love, and mankind as the perpetrator of evil. The Forgotten also contains a fair amount of profanity and an f-word and is filled with violence. While this film could be used as a bridge to explain the truth about mankinds existence, its not recommended viewing by Preview.

Preview Reviewer: Troy Dandrea
Revolution Studios

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Few (2) times mild (hell 1); strong (SOB 1)

Obscene Language: Few (3) times mild (p-ssed 1); strong (f-word 1; s-word 1)

Profanity: Many (11) times moderate (G 5); strong (GD 4, J 1, JC 1)

Violence: Many times mild (many acts of pushing and struggling, throwing objects in anger, shattering glass picture frame, roof of a house destroyed, guy shattering many windows, chair thrown through a glass window); moderate (few times fighting and hitting people, guy hit by a car, two car crashes, woman being choked, guy shot three times, two men fall out of a window, three people snatched in the air)

Sex: None

Nudity: Few times mild (girl in bra and panties)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Few (3) times mild (hows the sex 2, come home with me 1)

Drugs: Few (4) times mild (man drinking alcohol to avoid emotional pain)

Other: None

Running Time: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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