The Forgotten movie (2004) - Explained



  • 1 Telly wasn't delusional

    Telly wasn't delusional. She truly had a kid called Sam and all the memories that she recalls of him are true memories and not constructed ones.

  • 2 Sam was abducted by aliens

    Sam was abducted by aliens along with other kids. The aliens wanted to create an experiment on humans to see whether the bond between a mother and a sibling can be diminished or not.

  • 3 Humans were working with aliens

    The humans were co-operating with the aliens to prevent a bigger scale invasion. Therefore, they worked with the aliens on the experiment.

  • 4 People's memories were wiped out

    The memories of the people who knew Sam were wiped out for the sake of doing the experiment. Jim's memory was also wiped to further convince Telly that she never had a child.

  • 5 Ash had a daughter as well

    Ash, who was a part of the experiment, had a daughter as well but he, forgot about her after the aliens wiped his memory. He remembered his daughter when Telly reminded him of her.

  • 6 The NSA wanted to contain the situation

    The NSA wanted to contain the situation not to piss off the aliens and cause further troubles to humans. While they seemed evil in the movie, their intentions were actually good.

  • 7 The experiment failed

    At the end of the movie it was clear that Telly never managed to forget about her son even after the alien who was disguised as a man tried to wipe her memory. 

  • 8 Telly returned back to the same point

    After the experiment ended Telly returned back to the same point of time before everything started but she didn't forget what happened. She found Sam, Ash and his daughter Lauren.