Not to Forget Film Survey


We’ve probably heard this many times before. Different filmmakers send such an important message and everyone materializes their own view of it.

Regardless of the outcome, belief in this “should” is crucial to understanding the purpose of a movie like not to forget Valerio Zanoli’s heartwarming and star-studded favorite of a movie. This is not a film that seeks ambition by putting its outstanding elements at the forefront of an independent film. Zanoli’s mission is smart, but this does not mean that he approaches his venture with a flat view. On the contrary, not forgetting the story in is what will definitely stick with you.

Not to be forgotten is the story of Chris, a self-centered young man who has jumped from one foster family to the next. He is engaged in petty crime, and even if he decides to represent himself in a court hearing, he does not pay attention to the judge. Until one day a very clever judge (Olympia Dukakis in her last role) decides to “punish” him in a different way: he has to live with his grandmother and take care of everything he can. Away from everything, his past life, his friends and everything that made him a spoiled brat.

His grandmother Melody (Karen Grassle in a good portrait) suffers from Alzheimer’s. There is a man who takes care of her, and he forces Chris to do hard work. When he finds out that his grandmother is very, very rich, he has a plan. He and his friends decide to do everything to get the money. However, when secrets from the past emerge, things change for Chris. Maybe it’s time to leave this part of his life behind.

Sometimes awkward (the comedic tone is difficult to connect with the ultimate goal of the film), but emotionally powerful, not to mention a man’s attitude is how a film can raise awareness of a very important issue. This is not a documentary film with thousands of testimonials. It is also not based on the perspective of an elderly person suffering from something that he cannot understand. The writer / director turns the wheel and innovates with a risky attitude: the attitude of a young, selfish millennial who cares about him and nothing else.

It’s risky, because tradition in this subgenre guarantees a watch from the general audience. Not to mention is not traditional and still has more heart and emotional strength than many movies out there. Alzheimer’s is a problem that occurs more often than you might think. When a movie with a well-founded script speaks to us and does not even try to colorize the very real, it’s hard not to look.

Maybe you may have heard about this, not to forget, because the cast includes 5 Oscar winners (Tatum O’Neal, Louis Gossett Jr., George Chakiris, Olympia Dukakis and Cloris Leachman) and it is the last performance by Dukakis and Leachman. Zanoli did his job right by creating such a film with a dramatic backbone that guarantees the power of the scene.

Without a doubt, go beyond that. After the credits there is something to discuss. We need to recognize the existence of a issue and understand how it works. If a movie can help you with this, then it must be welcomed. Who knows, maybe it will help you at some point in your life. Then a film triumphs. When it becomes permanent. Not many independent films have the opportunity to do this, so what do you say when we look at this other side of cinema, which will be significant in the immediate and not so immediate future?

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