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Certificate
TBC
Cast
Tobias Menzies
Genevieve O'Reilly
Gemma Jones.
Directors
Alexander Holt
Lance Roehrig.
Screenwriters
Mark Underwood.
Running Time
93 minutes

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Forget Me Not
Linklater-lite in London... Before Kensal Rise?


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Plot
When musician Will (Tobias Menzies) saves barmaid Eve (Genevieve O’Reilly) from a mugging the pair embark on a 24 hour adventure through the streets of London.


Review
Forget Me Not
Perhaps the most surprising thing about Forget Me Not is that it’s taken Brit filmmakers so long to get round to the young-couple-walk-around-a-big-city-during-one-night romantic sub-genre done so well by Before Sunrise/Sunset and In Search Of A Midnight Kiss. Musician Will (Tobias Menzies) saves barmaid Eve (Genevieve O’Reilly) from a drunk and they start an odyssey around London landmarks, taking in a run-in with a hen night, a silent disco, an egg and spoon race and meeting Eve’s mother (Gemma Jones). It lacks the smarts and sensitivities of Linklater and a hoary last reel revelation is misjudged, but the two make a likable pair, there’s some fun dialogue, and London sure looks a pretty place to fall in love.


Verdict
A little heavy handed to stand close comparison with cinematic influences like Richard Linklater's romantic diptych, Before Sunrise/Set, there's still plenty of fun to be had in exploring the streets of London with the likable pair.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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