Sunday, January 2, 2011


Remember Me

Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin


March 12, 2010

Allen Coulter

Summit Entertainment

1 hour 52 minutes

B+ (89)



When you hear the name Robert Pattinson, the first thing that probably pops into your head is Twilight, where he plays the dreamy, sparkling vampire Edward Cullen. As this may be hard to believe, Mr. Pattinson here wants the Twilight Saga to end soon, since he wants to branch out into other genres. So his first attempt in doing so is Remember Me, a tragic yet compelling movie that is full of drama and tragedy that may have you crying at the end. You can probably call this movie a love story, which it is, but it's also a coming of age story, since the main character must overcome his loneliness and find his true place in the world.

SYNOPSIS (Courtesy of
Tyler, a rebellious young man in New York City who has a strained relationship with his father ever since tragedy separated their family. Tyler didn’t think anyone could possibly understand what he was going through until the day he met Ally through an unusual twist of fate. Love was the last thing on his mind, but as her spirit unexpectedly heals and inspires him, he begins to fall for her. Through their love, he begins to find happiness and meaning in his life. But soon, hidden secrets are revealed, and the circumstances that brought them together slowly threaten to tear them apart. Remember Me is an unforgettable story about the power of love, the strength of family, and the importance of living passionately and treasuring every day of one’s life.

Now this movie isn't a terrific, Oscar winning film like Titanic or Slumdog Millionaire, but some (including me can't deny that this is a good movie. The story is just your typical love, drama, an tragic story, but with another modern twist. Now this movie isn't a filmmaking breakthrough, or one of the greatest movies ever made, but it's a good drama a a nice, yet depressing way to spend 2 hours. With every romance comes dramatic tragedies. What that means is, if you hate sad movies, don't see this movie. This film is very sad the moment the first scene begins. You'll know this since the movie has moody yet somewhat powerful music throughout. But if you're a tough person who can handle anything, or has a girlfriend wanting to spend a Saturday night with you, then try to look for this movie, and you might actually enjoy it.

Now I would like to point out that Robert Pattinson accomplishes what he intended to do when making this movie: get away from Twilight. Yes, he's not just some pretty boy making out with Bella Swan and taking his shirt off every 30 minutes, he's slowly but surely becoming a serious actor. I can compare this step of acting to what Zac Efron did with Charlie St. Cloud, except this movie was made specifically for mature teens/adults, and not for screaming girls who just want to see a hot guy take his shirt off. I can see Robert Pattinson going places someday, well, as a serious actor, no less. It's not like will see Robert Pattinson in a romantic comedy with an actress his age. Oh shoot, I just gave many movie studios another crappy idea and another way to make what I call "lazy money". I just hope to see Mr. Pattinson in more movies like this, and establish himself as an actor and not as a teen heart-throb for the remainder of his acting career.

So overall, Remember Me is a good movie. It's one where you can relate to the characters as if they were friends or brothers/sisters of yours. It has drama, romance, and tragedy all blended together. This is also a very mature movie for mature audiences. Parents, even though this has one of the world's biggest teen-sensations, be warned that this deals with the reality of life, including bullying, love, and death. So if you have kids who love Twilight and love Robert Pattinson, don't let them get near this movie. Not only will they not understand this movie, they'll be exposed to adulthood before they even got to puberty. But other than that, Remember Me is a romance that I think shouldn't be missed. So, even when he's long gone from acting, how will you "Remember" Robert Pattinson; as the teen heart-throb, or as a serious actor? You decide.

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