Forgetting the Girl

Synopsis: Haunted by a traumatic history, photographer Kevin Wolfe (Christopher Denham) struggles to systematically forget all his bad memories, but erasing his past threatens to consume his future. Kevin is obsessed with finding a girl who can help him forget his unpleasant past. However, all his encounters with the opposite sex inevitably go afoul, creating more awkward experiences than he can cope with. As the rejections mount, Kevin's futile search for happiness and love becomes overwhelmingly turbulent, forcing him to take desperate measures. Shot in a variety of NYC locales, from Hell's Kitchen to Greenpoint, Forgetting the Girl is a gritty vision of the city and its denizens. The tightly-woven drama blends recollections with reality to craft an intense character study of the psychologically-scarred protagonist. As beautiful as it is dark, the tense narrative slowly boils under the surface until it unleashes an unsettling climax that will not be easily forgotten.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Nate Taylor
Production: Film Movement
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min

Not likely.

Yeah, you do.

Oh, God.

What time is it?

Oh, my God.

I don't want you to get

the wrong idea about me.

Get the wrong idea?

What wrong idea?



I mean, I can't believe that I, like...

Listen, I'm not, uh...

I'm not the type of person

that just wants to...

Uh, f*ck.

Listen, I know that... I know that I

really don't know you at all, Adrienne.

I can't even think of your

last name at the moment.

But... And it's safe to say

that you don't know me,


I really feel

that we made this...

this connection.


Uh, a connection?


I mean, you're here, I'm here,

and I just feel like there's this...

there's a spark.

I mean, what I want,

really, is just...

I just want a girl, you know?

I mean, I'm just a guy. I mean,

I'm not, like, a fashion photographer.

It's nothing glamorous.

I just do head shots, you know...

300 a digital set,

prints are extra.

It's the deal I gave you, essentially.


Um, hey, listen.

Yesterday was, like,

a really, um, weird day for me.





Sh... Coffee?

Do you want coffee?

I could go down to the corner... No,


No, thanks.

You have to go to work?

Work. Yeah, I do.


Can I, um... Can I

call you sometime?

Um, did I give you my number?

Oh. Wow.

Uh, yeah, you gave it

to Jamie on the card...

so that I could call you when the

pictures were ready. Oh! Right, right.




F*ck. Fucking f*ck.

I am such a fucking idiot.

Oh, my God.

Oh, my God.

I can't believe how stupid I am.

No idea how to talk to people...

girls in particular.

Hi. I really think we had this connection,


Hi! We have a connection.

I really think, uh...

Stupid. I'm so fucking stupid.

I'm stupid.

I'm such a fucking moron.

I'm such a fucking dumb-ass piece of shit.

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Peter Moore Smith

Peter Moore Smith (born 1965) is an American writer and was the recipient of the 2000 Pushcart Prize for his short story "Oblivion, Nebraska." He has written two novels, Raveling and Los Angeles, both published by Little, Brown.His short story Oblivion, Nebraska was adapted into a 2006 film by director Charlis Haine. His short story Forgetting the Girl was selected for the Best American Mystery Stories anthology in 2000. A film adaptation was directed by Nate Taylor. Smith is the brother of actress Julianne Moore. He currently resides with his wife, Brigette, and their son, Wolfgang aka "Wolfie", in New York City. more…

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