Before Lifetime made a series of the Nora Roberts books into TV adaptation, a production company did something similar with a handful of the novels by Mary Higgins Clark. Of those I’ve seen, this title, Try to Remember, is probably the best.
Try to Remember (2004) TV Film Review
12 years go by, and Lisa Monroe (Gabrielle Anwar) hasn’t been back to her sleepy hometown. But now she’s back, she’s working with the Milford police department where she must deal with an old school detective who isn’t happy to have her. However, her boss, and childhood friend, Joe O’Conner (Max Martini) is more than glad she’s home.
Shadowing her homecoming is the death of her grandmother and the re-appearance of the now paroled man who killed her best friend.MARY HIGGINS CLARK’S ‘TRY TO REMEMBER’: HAUNTING PAST OF HEROINE #Mystery #Movies Click To Tweet
This is, without question the best of the collection from this author that I saw. True some of the flaws have to do with filmmaking that’s dated, but then some of them were painfully too bizarre. Try to Remember is more of a coherent and interesting puzzle. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to have the talents of Gabrielle Anwar (from Burn Notice) and Max Martini who has been in several recurring guest spots.
The mystery isn’t difficult to figure out, but the tension while getting to the conclusion builds as we wonder and worry over the fate of the good guys. The story flows pretty well though I don’t think the script is always at its best. Sometimes some details seem to be missing. In the end, the film is good. It’s a great way to spend an end of day if you like mystery stories.
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Content: the film (early on) has a violent scene that implies rape. Her captor restricts her and has his hands around her throat. The scene is later recounted where we see more details. Characters threaten other people (knives, guns, etc.) and a cop is shot. The film is TV-14.
Photos: Pax Television