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Thursday, April 20, 2017

#UnforgettableMovie by Warner Brothers Pictures Recommended by Whom You Know Opening in the USA April 21, 2017 Bravo Katherine Heigl Our Coverage Sponsored by Cosmopolitan Dental, Official Dentist of Whom You Know

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Bravo to the editors who did such phenomenal work in crafting a movie so tight with twists and turns at every corner!  Opening tomorrow in America, Unforgettable is seeped in conflict between Katherine Heigl's character, Tessa, the ex-wife who faces off with Julia, the new fiance, played by Rosario Dawson.  It is the best psychological thriller we've seen in some time with quite the catfighting.  The polar opposites of these two characters sets the stage for a plot that is well-written with depth.
Director/Producer Denise Di Novi comments, "The story intrigued me because it's about two very different women thrown into a complicated blended family relationship.  They each feel tremendous pressure - one to create the perfect life, the other to hold on to it.  That pressure drives one to madness, while the other is forced to find the strength to fight for her life.  I thought that would make for a very intense thriller."

As with all divorces, the children suffer the most and in this case, Lily.  She sadly becomes a pawn at her young age being a minor, and Isabella Kai Rice does fantastic work showing emotional nuances throughout along with the essential Mr. Weasel (is he a Warmie?) and her blanket.  Exactly prior to the review, we visited a phenomenal favorite restaurant, but certainly if we had a lesser experience we would have pushed our food around our plate after taking it out like Lily does!  We look for great things to come from Isabella; she's a star.

On the other end of the generational spectrum, we were highly impressed with Cheryl Ladd who exemplifies the magic of grandmothers.  Though she is not a main character-she plays Tessa's mom, she is entirely striking when on the screen and delivers her lines with exacting tone and phenomenal character.

We believe the horses in Central Park would voice their approval for the horse scene if they could speak.
We were absolutely most impressed with Katherine Heigl, and believe this is her best performance to date.  "Tessa doesn't understand how David could choose a girl so utterly different from her.  Julia seems effortless in her beauty and charm, whereas Tessa is far more rigid and controlled and practiced.  She sees Julia as an obvious threat so, in her mind, she's just trying to hold on to what she believes is hers.  And it's just not David and Lily-although they are the most important-it is also the lifestyle and the town she believes she's come to be the epicenter of," states Katherine Heigl; Heigl asserts that Tessa perceives Julia's vulnerability as an intolerable character flaw.  "Tessa won't allow that kind of weakness in herself, so she can't stand it in others.  If she were a stable, grounded human being, she would find a way to be gracious, but instead, she is succumbing to all her basest instincts and emotions and amplifying that with crazy."
From the stellar penetrating glares to the cool clear ice deliveries, Heigl nails her character flawlessly and jumps off the screen.  Other than obviously finding them uber-relatable, we liked Heigl's online computer scenes enhanced by red wine quite a lot.  Her diabolical craftiness accelerated appropriately as the movie transpired and it was a pleasure to see this evolve.  Tessa is hard as nails tough and an extraordinary character with great taste levels.
We thought the contrast between Main Street and Wall Street was interesting, but from a New York perspective, in many ways Wall Street is Main Street.  
Hoya Extraordinaire Whitney Cummings plays Julia's best friend, Ali.
Whitney was previously featured on Whom You Know, earning high accolades:

"Whitney is one of the most brilliant, funny, openhearted people I have ever met.  She exudes the warmth you want from a best friend.  You believe you could call her in the middle of the night and she'd be there for you.  And I love that she's funny because she brings a bit of an edge to her role and a light humor to the movie," says Di Novi.

Unforgettable is Recommended by Whom You Know!
It opens tomorrow in the USA.

Warner Bros. Pictures’ dramatic thriller “Unforgettable” is the first film in the director’s chair for veteran producer Denise Di Novi (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “Focus”). Katherine Heigl (“27 Dresses,” “Knocked Up”), Rosario Dawson (the “Sin City” films) and Geoff Stults (TV’s “The Odd Couple”) star in the film. 

Tessa Connover (Heigl) is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David (Stults), becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks (Dawson)—not only bringing Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter, Lily. Trying to settle into her new life, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her put her own troubled past behind her. But Tessa’s jealousy soon takes a pathological turn until she will stop at nothing to turn Julia’s dream into her ultimate nightmare. 

The main cast also includes film and television star Cheryl Ladd as Tessa’s mother, Helen; Sarah Burns (HBO’s “Big Little Lies”) as Sarah; Whitney Cummings (“The Wedding Ringer”) as Julia’s best friend, Ali; Simon Kassianides (TV’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) as Michael Vargas; young actress Isabella Kai Rice (“True Blood”) as Lily, and Robert Ray Wisdom (HBO’s “Ballers”) as Detective Pope.

The film is produced by Di Novi, Alison Greenspan (“If I Stay”) and Ravi Mehta (“Grudge Match”), with Lynn Harris serving as executive producer. The film was written by Christina Hodson.

Di Novi’s behind-the-scenes creative team included multiple Oscar-nominated director of photography Caleb Deschanel (“The Right Stuff,” “The Natural”), production designer Nelson Coates (“Flight”), editor Frédéric Thoraval (“Taken”), and costume designer Marian Toy (HBO’s “Ballers”). The music is composed by Toby Chu.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Di Novi Pictures Production, “Unforgettable.” Opening April 21, 2017, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. This film has been rated R for sexual content, violence, some language, and brief partial nudity.

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