Picture from The Forgotten
Overall B

Nearly 14 months ago, Telly Paretta (Julianne Moore) lost her son Sam (Christopher Kovaleski) in a plane crash. Although her grief is almost unbearable, the situation gets worst when her husband Jim (Anthony Edwards) and her psychiatrist, Dr. Jack Munce (Gary Sinise) tell her she was never a mother and that the memories of her child are all a delusion.

Violence C+
Sexual Content A-
Profanity C-
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense thematic material, some violence and brief language

Talk to your kids about…

The Forgotten

Do you think fathers have the same kind of bond with their children as mothers? Would it be easier for a father to forget his child than a mother? What does this film’s ending say about the bonding process between a mother and child?

In this film, how did the parents deal differently with their grief?

What part do memories play in our life? How does a person change when certain memories are lost through injury or disease? Can fictional memories be created in a person’s mind?