The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Hit and Run Reason
Unforgettable is a generic but effective thriller of the scorned-woman-goes-postal variety. (Think Fatal Attraction, for starters.) It’s the directorial debut of veteran producer Denise Di Novi, who has worked on a number Tim Burton pictures and a couple of cuddly Nicholas Sparks adaptations as well. Her interests would seem to range widely. Still, the sort of story we have here, with its gaudy view of female hysteria, is an unexpected place for such an accomplished woman to launch a directing career—especially since she doesn’t seem interested in adding any new twists to this genre, which in the past has been the cause of considerable feminist aggravation.
Julia Banks (Rosario Dawson) is an online-magazine editor who leaves her home in San Francisco to move in with her fiancé, David Connover (Geoff Stults, of TV’s The Odd Couple), who lives in a super-swell house down in the SoCal suburbs. (Sensitive-hunk Davidpost was originally published on this site