Review by Monique
Barely coping with the end of her marriage, Tessa Connover learns that her ex-husband, David, is now happily engaged to Julia. Trying to settle into her new life, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her forget her troubled past. Soon, Tessa’s jealousy starts to consume her, and she will stop at nothing to turn Julia’s paradise into the ultimate nightmare.
We’ve witnessed this plot many times over on Lifetime: the estranged ex doesn’t want to let their ex go, especially when that ex has moved on to a new relationship. Add a new marriage/engagement and the jealousy only heightens.
In Unforgettable, Tessa (Katherine Heigl) shows just how far she will go to get her family back. Her ex-husband David (Geoff Stults) and his new fiance Julia (Rosario Dawson) are co-parenting their daughter Lily (Isabella Rice), but Tessa will stop at nothing to bring her family back together.
Based on the above synopsis, the rest of the film is basically predictable; just watch the latest Lifetime movie and you might just see a similar story. While Unforgettable is predictable only because the story line has been done so many times before, it is still a pretty good film. Cheryl Ladd also stars as Tessa’s mother and it’s good to see the Charlie’s Angel back in the big screen. Most of her work has been done on TV series and movies.
Rosario Dawson never ceases to amaze, this time in her role as Julia. In her fiance’s eyes, Julia is very strong but deep down inside she’s still battling with her troubled past with her ex. Dawson is known for deeply connecting with her character which makes for a very good lead for her.
All in all, Unforgettable is decent but again, it’s nothing you haven’t saw on Lifetime already.