Remember Me is supposed to be romantic drama about a young man and woman in their early 20s who find love following an unusual twist of fate that brings them together.
Honestly, there was more drama in the movie than there was love, and Robert Pattinson, one of the lead actors from the vampire thriller Twilight, sucked more in this movie than he did in the former.
Remember Me is centered around Tyler (Pattinson), an early 20s New York City guy whose tumultuous relationship with his father (Pierce Brosnan) worsens following the death of an older brother.
In the wake of his brother’s death, he is left wondering if anyone really understands him at all — until he meets Ally (Emilie de Ravin).
Because of a bet, Tyler approaches Ally. Eventually her spirit and outlook on life inspires Tyler to come out of his shell.
Tyler and Ally both have secrets. Soon, their secrets begin to surface and threaten to unravel their love — and their lives.
While Remember Me has good intentions of bringing to light the power of love, forgiveness, the strength of family and living each day to the fullest, it fails to get those points across to the viewer — or quickly enough to keep the viewer involved.
The film meanders through the subplots, leaving out essential information to either make you feel good, bad or sad for any of the characters — except for Brosnan’s character, who comes across as a jerk until the 11th hour.
The movie took a stab at attempting to tie it all together during the final 15 minutes, but failed miserably.
Next week’s review: Inception starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard and Ellen Page.
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DIRECTOR: ALLEN COUTLER
BOX OFFICE RELEASE: MARCH 12
DVD RELEASE: JUNE 22
GENRE: ROMANCE, DRAMA
STARRING: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper
STAR COUNT: ONE-HALF STAR