Review of Remember Me with Rob Pattinson and Emilie De Ravin; Directed by Allen Coulter
Premiered: March 12, 2010
3 out of 5 smirks
Synopsis: "In the romantic drama Remember Me, Robert Pattinson plays Tyler, a rebellious young man in New York City who has a strained relationship with his father (Pierce Brosnan) 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 (Emilie de Ravin) 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.” (http://rememberme-movie.com/)
Remember Me fell tragically for me. I got the impression that this movie was going to be a tragic love story, you know with a happy ending. What I got was a flash back to the most horrific day in American history (in my opinion). *Spoiler Alert* The movie takes place over the summer of 2001 and leads up to 9/11, so you be the judge of what happens in the end. I went with my friend, katarinasmama, where we spent the whole time trying to figure out who was going to be in the Towers when the tragedy struck.
I will say that the 3 smirks has to do with the fact the Director Allen Coulter, really took a fantastic, potential love story and stopped it in its tracks. It was a surprise ending for most; however not for me because I was told beforehand what the timeline was and after knowing you can just guess. I have props for the Director though for taking it in a direction no one would guess. I also loved the actors in the movie, but in particular Emilie De Ravin who in my mind will always be Tess from Roswell. In this movie, she made me forget her awful character of Tess and really showed me this great new character Ally. Do I recommend you see this movie? Yes, if you are in the mood to be upset, depressed, and ultimately angry about the outcome. Should you see this movie because of the actors in it? Hell yes.