Remember Me (12A)

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Posted: Tue Mar 30 2010

This year’s romantic heartthrob, R-Patz – ‘Twilight’ star Robert Pattinson to those non-fanatics among you – has an executive-producer credit attached to this unobjectionable but slightly arch and sentimentalised 2001-set New York romantic drama. This may suggest an effort on his part to add thespian respect and some rebellious street-cred to his image. If so, he might have chosen a more subtle director than Allen Coulter (‘Hollywoodland’, TV’s ‘Nurse Jackie’, ‘The Sopranos’ etc) and a better script than this clichéd, strangely humourless effort by newcomer Will Fetters.Nevertheless, the all-important romantic mechanics work well enough.

The movie’s meet-cute occurs at the NYU canteen where conflicted rich kid Tyler (Pattinson) dare-dates overprotected, lone-parented Ally (petite star Emilie de Ravin from ‘Lost’) on the prompting of Tyler’s standard-issue flatmate and gooseberry, Aidan (Tate Ellington). Fate, family loss, father obsession and too much booze have brought them together: Ally’s cop dad (Chris Cooper, wasted) had previously banged up Tyler for a back-street brawl, which explains the cool-looking bruises the nice but nihilistic 21 year old sports throughout the movie – as well as the angry dad’s embargo and the curtailment of their brief idyll as the calendar turns fatefully towards September…

It’s a movie that craves much indulgence: Pattinson, playing handsome, mixed-up and misunderstood, is watchable enough but he ain’t no Olivier; while de Ravin bears her straitjacket role of ‘pretty, sweet and wise’ with good grace. But, be warned, if you’re vulnerable to outrageous, cringe-inducing implausibilities – not least the ludicrous stand-up row between Tyler and his father in the latter’s Twin Towers boardroom – you’d best give this one a miss.
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12A

UK release:

Fri Apr 2, 2010

Duration:

112 mins

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alphoonso

This was, like, the best, like film EVER!!?!? Like totally blown away by the steely brooding RP, I'm totally gonna take up smoking now coz he just looked so, like totally COOL... and wow, I totally loved the irony that he could have get anything from his rich daddy except love... that was so cool and totally original... but he was so cool and moody, he just smoked and turned his back on it.... and this, like, didn't remind me of a like totally brillinat modern version of Catcher in the rye in the SLIGHTEST! Wow.

Robert Thornton

Never seen Pattinson before and thought that this would be a silly teen angst movie. In fact I was quite amazed by it and could not really say why as it was a combination of actors, story and direction which pulled off an unexpectedly good film. I don't know whether the 9/11 ending was the best option but sadly a cross section of people were involved.

BC

Long and turgid. Good acting from Pattison could not save this miserable tale. Even when I thought I was getting involved some preposterous scenes (classroom and boardroom) served to remind me that this was aimed squarely at teen mentality.

Emma

so my evaluation is that I loved the movie, I thought for the story they were trying to tell it was a bit long and drawn out, the driving plot in the movie was wanting, though the heart warming moments kept it afloat, it was a sweet showing of a relationship being built rather than the typical love at first sights of the romantic comedies. As for the acting, Emilie de Ravin does not get enough credit for this movie she was touching and sweet and tried her damn est to make her "Mary-Sue" character have depth, but there is only so much a girl can do with a script, I am as of yet undecided about Robert Patterson , At times he impressed me, at other times all I could think was BROODY BROODY BROODY perhaps he should move away from tortured souls for a while and give the happy side of his acting muscles a stretch. I think the boy has potential and it would be a shame for him to disappear with Twilight Hype. The true underdog of the movie of course is Ruby Jerins who is hardly ever commented on. Stunning performance by one so young, and gave a heart wrenching performance as the bullied little sister. What upsets most people of course is the ending, I was very young when it happened and was safe thousands of miles away, so I gave the emotional response the director was looking for However for someone who is old enough to not just remember but to comprehend what was happening I can see how this must have been a complete insult and smack in the face, the subject matter could have been dealt with with a little more tact - dropping hints along the way what was to come I think would have given it the Titanic effect it was going for, and if it was shock that they wanted, then a car crash would have sufficed, and the same message would have been revised with out offended the memory of hundreds of people. Overall I think it was an inexperienced script that killed the movie, while there were many interesting, heartfelt moments the story was inconsistent and dropped in many places. And yes people, I did cry at the end =)

Elaine

Obviously the Critics were watching a different movie than te rest of us !! This movie was absolutely brilliant and Rob and the rest of the cast were excellent ! This was out the kind of movie that actually made the viewer feel some emotion and to think about the people you care most about as sometimes fate can play hand in someone s life and you never know what can happen !! im glad Rob decided to act in this movie and all his fans think he is fantastic ....he is a very talented actor and hopefully will go a long way in the future !! xx

Elaine

Obviously the Critics were watching a different movie than te rest of us !! This movie was absolutely brilliant and Rob and the rest of the cast were excellent ! This was out the kind of movie that actually made the viewer feel some emotion and to think about the people you care most about as sometimes fate can play hand in someone s life and you never know what can happen !! im glad Rob decided to act in this movie and all his fans think he is fantastic ....he is a very talented actor and hopefully will go a long way in the future !! xx

Rachel

Yes everybody has their own opinion, but i personally think that "piggyback on a national tragedy" is wrong. This film maybe has a teenage "heart-throb" in it but it also gives out a message to everybody "live life to the full because you never know what could happen" I saw it yesterday (15/04/10), and as soon as i saw "September 11th 2001" on that chalkboard the tears began to run. I'm not from the US but i felt so much for the people that lost there family members in this tragedy. This film just gives you just a little of what a family grieved that day and i personally think this film made it. It will be in my DVD collection because this film taught me a lesson in life. (:

Rachel

Yes everybody has their own opinion, but i personally think that "piggyback on a national tragedy" is wrong. This film maybe has a teenage "heart-throb" in it but it also gives out a message to everybody "live life to the full because you never know what could happen" I saw it yesterday (15/04/10), and as soon as i saw "September 11th 2001" on that chalkboard the tears began to run. I'm not from the US but i felt so much for the people that lost there family members in this tragedy. This film just gives you just a little of what a family grieved that day and i personally think this film made it. It will be in my DVD collection because this film taught me a lesson in life. (:

Fen

Garbage, if you are over the age of twelve and have one brain cell or more then avoid like the black death. Script is laughable when existent and the acting cardboard, all the 'feelings' and 'emotions' are incredibly forced with no real character development. The whole thing just seems like the writers have seen teen films and borrowed lines and asked the actors to be moody and intense, I actually wanted to die when watching this. Seriously do not bother.

jodie

i am so in love with robert pattison i think all the films that hes in are amazing xx:)

jodie

i am so in love with robert pattison i think all the films that hes in are amazing xx:)

Paul

Went with my daughter and was pleasantly surprised at the various sub-plots running about family life, divorce, death and reconciliation. My daughter was gasping at R-Patz but then she's at that age. The less you know in advance about the ending the better. Highlight for my daughter was trailer for Eclipse, she was in spasms after Lautner shot.

moi

I went to see this, not particularly being a fan of Robert P, and came away quite moved by the content. The trailer does not capture the mood of this movie, it's not about a romance it's about relationships and the reviewer/critic really needs to find a new job! A film well worth seeing, a shock beginning and shockingly sad ending, very well cast.

moi

I went to see this, not particularly being a fan of Robert P, and came away quite moved by the content. The trailer does not capture the mood of this movie, it's not about a romance it's about relationships and the reviewer/critic really needs to find a new job! A film well worth seeing, a shock beginning and shockingly sad ending, very well cast.

Jessica

Go see this film, make your own mind up. It's different from everything out there. Didn't expect the critics to love it, undeservedly Pattinson brings with him the anti-Twilight backlash. Nothing should take anything away from what I thought was a really good story and a triumph for the entire cast & crew.

Jessica

Go see this film, make your own mind up. It's different from everything out there. Didn't expect the critics to love it, undeservedly Pattinson brings with him the anti-Twilight backlash. Nothing should take anything away from what I thought was a really good story and a triumph for the entire cast & crew.

Rob is hot.com

people think that Rob will be type casted because of his role as edward cullen, but I thought that Remember me was a fantastic film, very emotional and moving. Rob's character is very relatable, Super!!!! a must see.

Rob is hot.com

people think that Rob will be type casted because of his role as edward cullen, but I thought that Remember me was a fantastic film, very emotional and moving. Rob's character is very relatable, Super!!!! a must see.

joey f

i think this film was class robs acting was brill worth watching again you need to bring tissues with you very moving

joey f

i think this film was class robs acting was brill worth watching again you need to bring tissues with you very moving

susiedolly

Your critic must have seen a different film than we saw. I thought the acting was excellent, & that includes Rob P, the story was very moving (it made me cry & very few films do that) and was restrained & respectful in its portrayal of the event at the end. RP deserves so much better than the Twit Saga and needs to move away from it ASAP. Bel Ami & Water for Elephants will prove his talent & versatility. Give him a chance.

susiedolly

Your critic must have seen a different film than we saw. I thought the acting was excellent, & that includes Rob P, the story was very moving (it made me cry & very few films do that) and was restrained & respectful in its portrayal of the event at the end. RP deserves so much better than the Twit Saga and needs to move away from it ASAP. Bel Ami & Water for Elephants will prove his talent & versatility. Give him a chance.

karen

this film is a must see film it was every emotion you can have robert pattinson was great and you will not be disappointed if you go to see this film

karen

this film is a must see film it was every emotion you can have robert pattinson was great and you will not be disappointed if you go to see this film

loula

Dont listen, do go and see the Movie, give Pattinson a chance, I'm sure that at 23 Olivier was still honing his craft, dont write Pattinson off, he is at the begining of his career and has a lot more to offer. Found the movie very moving, made me remember that day and the many families involved

bella Pattinson

rob your my sexy boy i love you and wish we were together forever live two roads away from me in barnes btw. lol x

bella Pattinson

rob your my sexy boy i love you and wish we were together forever live two roads away from me in barnes btw. lol x