Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Movie Review - Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not on Amazon UK
After watching Eternal Law, my crush for Tobias Menzies has grown, so I went in search of his back catalog (most of which I already have), but I did run across this gem! This is actually the first time I've seen him in a romantic lead playing a good guy (well, he was a good guy on Spooks, but those of use who watch Spooks, know what happens to good guys!). Now, Genevieve O'Reilly is a different story altogether and actually gave me reservations about getting this because I can't stand her (but it also might be because of Spooks and what she did to my poor Lucas, aka Richard Armitage).

But, back to the movie...I think I've made my point pretty clear on happy endings...I want them, in Period. End of story. Now, without ruining the ending, I'm not gonna say this is not the Happy Ending kind of movie, but it's not my typical milieu, either.

The basic premise of the movie is a man on the verge of committing suicide decides during different attempts, he needs to get a bottle of alcohol from the bar across the street (because what better way to make a hand-full of pills go down) where he also plays his guitar. The barmaid flirts with him, but he seemingly brushes her off and goes back home to finish what he started. But before he can finish the job, he sees her getting attacked outside the bar and goes to save her. They end up spending the remainder of the night and the next day together and despite several arguments and his trying to pull away, they fall in love. It ends with you finding out why he wanted to kill himself in the first place.

It's a great movie and I never thought I'd say that about this kind of movie (and it's not just because of Tobias, although he is totally HOT as a leading man!), so I'd definitely recommend it (and have been to anyone who will listen, but it pretty much goes in one ear and out the other).

I did manage to find the trailer for it on YouTube, so give it a peek!


Nancy Thompson said...

Ooh, he's kinda hot! I love British films. they are particularly good at love stories. I'll have to check this one out. Thanks!

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Keebles said...

You're welcome! And I will!