Forgetting the Girl (film)

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Forgetting the Girl
Forgetting the Girl 2013 Poster.jpg
Directed byNate Taylor
Produced by
  • Dennis Wallestad
  • Brian Gonsar
  • Victor C. Reyes
  • Camiren J. Romero
  • Nate Taylor
Screenplay byPeter Moore Smith
Starring
CinematographyMark Pugh
Release date
  • March 2, 2012 (2012-03-02) (Cinequest Film Festival)
  • October 11, 2013 (2013-10-11) (United States)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Forgetting the Girl is an independent film directed by Nate Taylor, adapted for the screen by Peter Moore Smith, from his short story of the same name. It wrapped principal photography in August 2009, finished post-production in January 2012. The film had its world premiere at the Cinequest film festival on March 2, 2012. The sold out screening was well received and critics declared the film as "a beautifully dark psychodrama",[1] "an impressive directorial debut"[2] which "delivers something truly original and startling".[3]

Plot[edit]

Kevin Wolfe is a socially awkward photographer who takes headshots for aspiring models and actresses. He asks them out for dinner or a movie. Most say no to him or are no shows at the date. Beautiful Adrienne surprises him and asks him out. After the date they have sex and the next morning he takes a single picture of her sleeping. Kevin wants a second date but she has no interest. She ignores his many text messages but does meet him for lunch to pick up her photos. She makes sure he knows there will be no relationship. Kevin uses Adrienne's photo for promotion purposes.

Jamie works for Kevin and does the make-up for his clients. She loves her boss but he never sees her interest. Jamie has a gay best friend Derek. The three go on a camping weekend and Derek tells Kevin that Jamie really loves him. In reality she is obsessed in love. Tanner rents a flat in the same loft as Kevin's studio. Tanner like porno photos of women and Kevin wants to capture the woman's smile and personality in his photos.

Adrienne's sister comes to Kevin's studio looking for Adrienne who has disappeared. Kevin assures her he has no information to help. She dropped him after one date. Kevin does get a date with Beth. She wants to go slow and rejects his sexual advance even after he assures her of his love. After the rejection, Kevin takes Jamie out on a bowling date. Kevin gets drunk, Jamie expresses all her love for him, and the boss and employee have sex.

The next day Jamie comes to work and finds Beth in the studio that Kevin had killed. He needed to forget another woman. Loyal Jamie says she will take care of the dead Beth for him. In fact out of jealousy, Jamie admits she had killed Adrienne and other women that Kevin dated. Kevin tells Jamie he needs to take her picture. Jamie assures him his secrets of forgotten women are safe with her. They agree that she will need to die and he helps her take sleeping pills and drowns her in a bathtub.

Throughout the movie in flashback, Kevin is haunted by the drowning of his childhood sister, Nicole. After Jamie's death, Kevin admits that as a child he let his sister drown and in fact he enjoyed it. He reflects on film that his sister's drowning is probably why he now kills as an adult.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

The film was distributed in North America by RAM Releasing on October 11, 2013.

Reception[edit]

David DeWitt, The New York Times reviewer, finds this film to be forgettable.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.iamrogue.com/news/interviews/item/6035-iar-exclusive-director-nate-taylor-talks-‘forgetting-the-girl’.html
  2. ^ http://fountainpop.com/www.fountainpop.com/Reviews/Entries/2012/3/1_FORGETTING_THE_GIRLREVIEW_BY_BILL_HOWARD.html
  3. ^ http://www.metroactive.com/movies/nate-taylor.html
  4. ^ DeWitt, David (October 10, 2013). "A Photographer with Problems". The New York Times. Retrieved March 28, 2020.

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