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After leaving pop band Twilight, Robert Pattinson has his Gary Barlow moment with Remember Me, showing he can do more grown up tunes for girls over 14. He still bought most of those screaming fans with him but lost half of them by the end of this romantic misfire. Gone has the EMO and leaden face and enter James Dean and attitude. Daniel Radcliffe killed of Harry Potter with the Man in Black (and prancing around the London stage naked with a horse) and Emma Watson put a pillow over Hermione with The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a soft landing after the jump never guaranteed for these kids. For Pattiinson an A-List career beckons as he grew up beautiful but not so for the other two relatively plain Jane's.TV director Allen Coulter has been entrusted with Pattinson's move away from Smash Hits and adorning school pencil cases but failed to interest the adults as Remember Me couldn't shake the tweenages and its only recognition being the ?Kids Choice Award' in Australia, its $16 million pulling back just $18 million world wide. But the move has been made and Pattinson doing enough with his moody twentysomething rebel role here to suggest there's more to come from the floppy fringe Brit.
A mum is mugged and gunned down by two black guys on a deserted Queens Metro station late at night, leaving a distraught young daughter Allison (Caitlyn Rund) on the same platform, her dad (Chris Cooper) the murder squad detective who is called to the terrible scene. Eight years later (2001) Ally (Emilie de Ravin) is all grown up and attending NY University and hasn't used the Metro since and living alone with dad.At NYU she meets handsome lothario Tyler Hawkins (Robert Pattinson), an English major, who likes to get in fights, bed pretty girls and drink too much, brooding over family ?issues', his big brother committing suicide at just 22-years-old. Dad Charles Hawkins (Pierce Brosnan) is a big shot on Wall Street and rarely there for Tyler, or pops little daughter Caroline (Ruby Jerins), and angry Tyler blames dad for all of it, mum also absent.
Cop dad is not happy his daughter is dating and wants to know who her boyfriend is, keeping his precious daughter out late at night in the city that took his wife, and rightfully playing on his nerves now she is of age to enjoy that city. Tyler is certainly not the ideal boyfriend and dad makes it quite clear on that score. So what chance their love blossoming in the city that never sleeps??Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it's very important that you do it because nobody else will?, the Gandhi quote used a lot in this movie to set up the premise rather prophetic indeed. It sums up the movie, on easily forgotten affair; except for drawling teenage girls who will always love Mr Pattinson for his vampire trilogy, where he goes and does. Why girls love the living dead so much will remain a mystery.The good news is RVP( Robert Vampire Pattinson) is pretty good here and shows he can sail a somewhat nonsense script and rocky movie to the dock called average, which this is.Its full of too many absurd coincidences and bad boy cliche situations to try and squeeze a proper constructed movie out of the screenplay.The film drew the most criticism for its cynical ending, almost like the writer and director had no idea how to wrap up the movie and so chose this particular ending. There are many parts of the movie where he seems to be making it up as he goes along. Sometimes you scratch your head and why certain scenes are even in the movie, perhaps edited in accidentally by the work experience guy. I get RVP wants to make it his movie by being the bad boy that is mortal but there's little chemistry with the other actors and so everything else just background. Brosnan is dire in it, as is Aiden Hall, who plays Pattinson's prominent roommate, a really annoying and shouty performance that has you reaching for the remote.I would like to say the movie was worth a watch and it starts well with that powerful opening scene but it quickly becomes muddled and lost in various metaphors and statements and becomes Ronan Keating singing about rollercoaster's. It's like a teen movie dressed as an adult indie that loses its clothes half way through and all are left exposed for what they are to giggles of later or a groan or two of disappointment. Not that a naked RVP will disappoint his fans in any ways. But if you love RVP and under twenty you are going to, or have already seen this, and so mission accomplished. He is sexy lad and British too, but this merely a stepping stone to erase his pasty face from those pencil cases. Rottentomatos 27% critics approval rating to the website users 72% approval rating sums up who enjoyed this film and who didn't.
I started to watch this film ages ago on the internet and stopped after about 5 minutes. The video I was watching was very grainy with poor sound quality so I gave up. It wasn't until months later when my sister asked me if I had seen it because of the relation to 9/11 in the film. She knows this is something I read about and watch documentaries on pretty regularly so recommended it for that reason. I saw it recently in WH smiths for £4 so decided to buy it and attempt to watch it again.
The film was released in 2010 and has a cast of familiar faces. It is described as a coming-of-age drama, though personally I would say it is more of a family drama, or romantic drama.
The film follows Ally (Emilie De Ravin - the pregnant girl from Lost), a 21 year old student, and Tyler (Robert Pattinson), a 21 year old book seller. After being arrested by Ally's father Tyler accepts a bet with his friend to date Ally. However, the two develop a far deeper relationship than first intended.
Not only do they share a mutual attraction, as well as interests and sense of humour, but they also share in their dysfunctional families. Ally has a very overprotective father who can't help but involve himself in her life. Ally witnessed the murder of her mother when she was 11 and ever since her father has been keen to shelter her from the realities of life and the modern world.
Tyler in contrast has grown up in a very privileged family. His father (Pierce Brosnan) has an extremely important and high powered job which he values over his relationship with his children. Tyler's older brother, after struggling as a musician, went to work for his father aged 22. He killed himself within the same year and there is a great deal of resentment in the family for what happened. Tyler has a younger sister who is a very talented artist, though only 10 years old, and she feels constantly neglected and forgotten by her father. Tyler feels her pain as acutely as she does and in many ways tries to fight for his father's attention on her behalf.
I can't really tell you too much about the plot without spoiling a great deal of the film for you. What I liked about it though is that it takes two very damaged young people and brings them together in a very real and beautiful way. It feels very different to anything else I've really seen before. I often find in films like this where they try to create a troubled soul there is always a far more normal, balanced and happy individual who pulls them out of this hole of depression. However, Ally and Tyler are both messed up and fractured in their own individual ways. They bond in this way and are able to help each other through life, loss and love whilst healing their respective wounds.
I also think the way in which the family elements are presented feel starkly real, almost too painfully real. Tyler's father is neglectful, stoic, unemotional and disregarding of his children. Clearly the impact of his son's suicide plays some part in this but his total disregard of Tyler still cuts very deeply for the viewer. This can create uncomfortable and painful viewing at times, though this is carefully tempered by the intense love Tyler feels for his sister and for Ally.
I do have to say that the love story progresses pretty quickly and I didn't find this wholly believable considering Ally is extremely sceptical and reluctant to date Tyler at first. I did find the acting convincing though and once I'd got over this initial flaw I think the relationship moves forward in a very believable way.
My other slight issue is the 9/11 element in the film. It is unclear throughout the film when it is set, and there is nothing really (until the ending) to indicate it is set in the summer of 2001. Even in the way in which the characters dress, or elements of their setting, there is very little to suggest this film is set over 10 years ago. Everything about it feels pretty modern and I do wish they'd tried a little harder to capture the atmosphere of New York prior to the terrible terrorist attacks. This is a double edged sword though because the way in which they have managed to obscure the setting does create this shocking and high impact twist at the end when you realise the relevance of the year. However, this did feel a little incongruous to me because of the thoroughly contemporary feel of the film.
What I think is interesting about the plot is that there are no real resolution in this film. You don't see both main characters overcome their parents' behaviour or manage to change things. In this way it feels very realistic and truthful. It isn't really until the end of the film and you see the impact of September 11th that you begin to see slight changes. These feel very real though, and although sad feel very optimistic and hopeful too.
I paid £4 for this DVD which is probably the cheapest I could hope to get it for. I haven't really been blown away by it and for a film that links to 9/11 there is relatively little about it in the film. The film is also pretty subdued, there is little action as the main focus is the behaviour and relationships of the two main characters. Sometimes I am in the mood to see a film like this, one that explores human relationships in their minutiae, I just can't imagine this becoming a regular film of mine.
Overall, an enjoyable film that examines the reverberations of loss and love.
Film Only review:
Tyler (Robert Patterson) can only be described as a troubled 21 year old. His parents are split, his brother is no longer around for reasons explained throughout the film, his only decent loving relationship is with his little brain box of a sister Caroline (Ruby Jerins), who he spends rather a lot of time with. Drinking too much, smelling of fags and taking drugs he lives with best mate/roomate, Aiden in a disgusting flat just not really giving a damn about life.
He doesn't get on with his Dad, Charles (Pierce Brosnan) who is a very successful businessman and theres a lot or resentment between them over what happened to Tyler's brother. However his dad is always there to bail him out of trouble its just they really don't get on and add to that Caroline (the little sister) truly believes her Dad doesn't like her as he never listens to a word she says and is so busy with work. Tyler is auditing in a university in New York when he witnesses a fight on the streets and tries to split it up and gets arrested and bit shoved around by a detective called Neil (Chris Cooper).
However Tyler gets bailed out by his dad but his mate Aiden sees a girl dropped off at the university Tyler is working at by detective Neil and eggs on womaniser Tyler to date her etc to get back at her dad.
Ally (Emile De Ravin) has her own heartache though. Just 10 years previous she had witnessed her mother dying and is very close to her Dad nowadays. Tyler then gets to know Ally, theres love and romance, complications with Caroline getting bullied at school and of course Ally doesn't know that Tyler basically got with her just to prove a point.....
I really don't want to get too much into the plot of this film because I really could give too much away. What I will say about this movie though is that if your a Robert Patterson fan you should really like this film. Personally I am a huge (and I mean huge fan) of Twilight and I have seen a couple of movies with him recently whilst waiting for New Dawn (Twilight) to be released to wet my appetite and all I can say is that they have been at best....rubbish and I had come to the conclusion that maybe Robert had burnt his bridges with the Twilight sagas and nothing was going to meet our expectations of him because of that.
I have to admit though that he plays this angst of a roll brilliantly and believably. He has lots of pent up emotions and venom and bitterness over his brothers death within him and can't connect with his dad at all who is the opposite of his character. The little girl that played Caroline , Ruby Jerins was absolutely wonderful to watch and their relationship just so sincere and sweet. The only character I wasn't keen on was Ally who I felt was reading her lines instead of feeling them half the time however the film was slightly dark in feel and I became rather involved in their world whilst watching it.
The ending came as a complete surprise to me so to say it has a twist to it was a complete surprise. As the ending unfolded I still didn't quite get it till the end credits rolled.
This is a film about love, forgiveness and to show us that anything can happen even when you don't see it coming. I throughly enjoyed this film though it is a bit slow in places but it jogs along nicely to an end you probably won't be expecting!
Taken from a review written for Ciao!
Being a huge Robert Pattinson fan I was amazed I'd not yet seen this film - it popped up when I was nosing through a bit sale on Play.com and it reminded me I needed to get hold of it and give it a watch. So I decided I couldn't wait for it to arrive so I ended up in HMV a few days ago looking for this film - as once I got hold of it I couldn't wait to watch it, admittedly I did end up buying 3 other DVD's but on 2 for £10 who can honestly blame me!
~*~ Statistics ~*~
Directed by - Allen Coulter
Produced by - Nicholas Osborne, Trevor Engelson, Erik Feig and Robert Pattinson
Distributed by - Summit Entertainment
Release date - March 12, 2010
Running time - 108 minutes
Budget - $16 million
Box office - $56,223,951
~*~ Characters and Actors ~*~
Robert Pattinson - Tyler Hawkins, the main male character that is slightly estranged from his father and has a slightly directionless life.
Emilie de Ravin - Ally Craig, Tyler's later love interest, of whom shares his sense of loss.
Chris Cooper - Neil Craig, Ally's father and New York City police officer.
Lena Olin - Diane Hirsch, Tyler's mother who seems to try so hard to keep the separate parts of her family together.
Pierce Brosnan - Charles Hawkins, Tyler's father - and business man, a man very focused on his work that he seems to neglect his family.
Ruby Jerins - Caroline Hawkins, Tyler's little sister, the aspiring artist that is very close to her big brother.
Gregory Jbara - Les Hirsch, Tyler's step dad.
Tate Ellington - Aidan Hall, Tyler's best friend, room-mate, and all round bad influence.
~*~ Brief Plot ~*~
In the summer of 2001, New York college student; Tyler, is still feeling lost from the tragedy that has strained his relationship with his father when he meets Ally, a girl who understands his pain. The last thing Tyler is looking for is love, but through their passionate relationship, he finds new possibilities for happiness. It is an unforgettable story about the power of the heart, the strength of family and the importance of treasuring every day of one's life.
~*~ You'll Be Sure To Remember Me... ~*~
If you know nothing about this film, and then chose to watch it, be prepared... I went into this film having heard it was very good, and my boyfriend told me he wouldn't tell me anymore because he didn't want to ruin it for me... Trust me on this one I won't give away the ending but you will need to be ready for it when you watch the film!
~*~ Acting ~*~
You might call me bias being a Rob Pattinson fan, but I am a fan for a reason - I think he has got an acting skill that you don't see often. It's not hard to say that he will now never escape his character of Edward Cullen so I'm not going to lie I did spend a bit of time comparing his acting of this character to that of Edward, it was quite different if I'm honest because with this role he's had to bring in a bit more of a grown up nature to the role of Tyler, rather than pretending to be a 17 year old vampire with a permanently pained expression on his face. Instead this turns out that he actually looks like he is feeling the torment and anguish that has been written for his character; without over acting the part like a lot of other actors would. Emilie de Ravin, now I've heard she's from Lost but I'll admit I've never seen her in anything but this - and for a first impression it is definitely a good one/ There is some nice chemistry between her and Rob in some of the tougher scenes. Emilie is also very good at playing the hurt individual trying to find her way in life. It's not award winning acting, it is very believable and it looks like she's been taking acting advice from Rob as when there is something appalling going on in her characters life you can almost feel it. Pierce Brosnan however, I felt like I could have slapped him, I seem not to be able to get past his acting as James Bond and therefore find him trying to play anything else irritating as it comes. Now Chris Cooper, I don't think I'd ever heard of him before, but he didn't make much of an impression on me with his acting skills really - I wouldn't go out on purpose to find another film starring him put it that way! The rest of the actors are pretty average really, the child that plays Caroline could well be an actress of the future, but no one else made much of an impact on me.
~*~ Characters ~*~
The characters were quite surprisingly good, not sure what I was expecting, but I was quite happy with what I got. I will admit to thinking initially that Rob Pattinson's character was a bit of an idiot, and I wondered if I would ever warm to him, because there is quite a lot of character development really. First time you see him, I just looked at Tyler and thought you are going to be a total waster that is going to annoy me - thank fully his character does develop so that you can empathise with Tyler quite easily by the end, well the ending will make you do that no worries. Now Ally, was a bit of a different story, from the beginning I had a bit of sympathy for her, and the baggage she was carrying around with her from her past. Problem is as the film progressed she got on my nerves a lot, now I'm not sure if it was directed in that way on purpose, but she wound up looking a little bit childish at points - and I just thought given that the characters are the same age as me, well I wouldn't do half the things they were, but I guess another city another set of social norms. Ally's dad well he's just a normal over protective Dad, most of us have been there and know how annoying that can be. The character is no different really, but as Ally found out once they realise what they are losing they will calm down a bit... Now to try that on my dad! Charles, Tyler's dad, well Charles doesn't really have much in the way of development until about the last ten minutes of the film - which is disappointing really, but when you see the film you will realise why, because the events of the last twenty minutes have quite a detrimental effect on him; still doesn't stop me wanting to hit the character over and over throughout the film though! Caroline, Tyler's sister however I would probably say is the one character that keeps the entire family together, even when it's all going wrong it takes a young girl to make everyone get a bit of perspective. She is only in subtle parts of the film but it definitely makes that difference. Tate Tyler's best friend is one of those friends we all have, the one that scores with anything they can, and is an all-round bad influence, but come a disaster they will help you out, but he wasn't much of an annoyance in the film which is always a bonus... Tyler's mum and step dad make very little in the way of character impression, you tend to only see Tyler's mum looking upset or stressed so that never makes a good impression and his step-dad makes so little impression I remember nothing about him!
~*~ Storyline ~*~
Well I'm not going to ruin it for anyone, but as I said make sure you've got some tissues nearby (more for the ladies than the gents,) but the one thing I will say about this film is that it definitely has the shock factor. The storyline itself is quite simple really, boy gets dared to talk to girl, girl and boy fall in love, and everything goes wrong - something you could have put a bet on happening really... It is quite easy to follow if I'm honest, didn't manage to lose what was going on at any point even if I wasn't paying a lot of attention. I cannot express how much the story nearing the end of this film shocked me, without telling you what actually happens I will say that come the last ten minutes of the film - I was sat like I was watching a horror film, with the duvet around my mouth absolutely distraught at the ending! For purely that reason it is one film that will stay with me for a long time, and for the pure reason my boyfriend will take the mick about my crying!
~*~ Setting ~*~
This film is set in New York, and various other places in the states for holiday scenes. It uses places really that most of us have seen before on the television, or for the lucky folk that have been to the states have probably seen yourselves, so it's not an alien environment to be watching. It's a pleasant enough view really watching Robert Pattinson and fellow actors wandering round parks and the streets of New York - however the quite appalling state of the flat Tyler lives in is maybe not the most pleasant thing to watch, but he's living with a student could you really expect anything different! It might make you want to visit something in particular, but I can't say what without giving the ending of the film away!
~*~ Everything Else ~*~
This film is one like I say that will stick with you for a little while, and the reason which I am dying to tell you I can't. The problem this film has is that for the reason of the ending it got a lot of criticism, because some suggested it was a little bit distasteful, but personally it didn't bother me a lot. The film is full of meaning really, if you are watching it properly it shows how the important the strength of family is, and that even though you can be separated and have loads of problems it doesn't stop you loving those closest to you, the main thing that struck me that they gestured to was that it shouldn't take the death or something terrible to happen to keep you close to those you care about. So if you are a soppy sod that likes to take meaning and let a film influence you, then this one is definitely something you need to watch! Then again if you are a Rob Pattinson fan, it's one to watch purely for the eye candy... Especially since this film has a sex scene or two, it's hard to escape if I'm honest, can't complain getting to look at a bare chested and almost naked Robert Pattinson, and I know a few members who will agree that can only be a good thing, but it is all done quite tastefully, if sex scenes can be tasteful! I don't know how long it will be before I watch this film again, but hopefully not too long before the effects of it have worn off and I get shocked all over again, if someone asks you to watch this and you don't know a lot about it be careful! Have a feeling this might become a bit of a 'Notebook,' film for me at least!
~*~ Price and Availability ~*~
This DVD is available in HMV for £7 or on the 2 for £10 offer which is how I got mine as I was buying loads of films at the same time... Play.com has the DVD for £5 with free delivery and Amazon has it currently for £5 as well with free postage, you can also try and get it a bit cheaper in the new and used sections on both sites, as well as on eBay and blockbusters. Renting from Lovefilm and even your local library it should be all over by now!
It's 2001 and Tyler Hawkins is nearly about to turn 22 years old, a birthday he really doesn't want to hit. His brother died on his own 22nd birthday, and Tyler still resents his father for his reactions and mourns the loss of his brother. Instead, he ploughs love into his little sister Caroline, a talented artist also begging for her father's love and attention. He meets Ally by chance, a girl determined to live her life to the full after witnessing her mother's murder when she was 11 years old. Tyler and Ally quickly form a relationship, and Tyler starts to feel somewhat settled in his life. However, when things about their relationship are revealed that Ally doesn't like, Tyler worries he's lost the love of his life forever. Will the two of them be able to mend the rift separating them once and for all?
I've been looking forward to seeing this film for a long time, but somehow have never gotten around to watching it yet. I have to admit to liking Robert Pattinson in his most famous role to date, that of vampire Edward Cullen in the hugely popular and success Twilight series, but I hadn't really seen him in anything else, playing a totally different character. This indie film promised me a different side to Pattinson, and I actually chose to watch this on Sky Movies (2 months free, yippee!) without really knowing anything about the plot. I didn't know many of the cast either, aside from Pierce Brosnan and Lena Olin so I sort of went in a bit blind. I'm glad I didn't find out anything from reviews either, since knowing much about it, especially the ending would have taken away a lot about this film.
Pattinson's character is Tyler Hawkins, a young guy still struggling to come to terms with the death of his older brother, and how his family has irreparably changed since then. He has a poor relationship with his father Charles, played brilliantly by Pierce Brosnan and holds him responsible for a lot of the bad things in his life. I felt Pattinson did a super job as Tyler, really bringing to life the pain and confusion in this young character, without making him seem selfish or a brat in any way. I found his performance very moving, and he had very good chemistry with Emilie de Ravin, who plays his on-screen girlfriend Ally. Her performance was feisty, and I really enjoyed watching her on-screen.
The older actors in the cast do a fantastic job, and I have to really praise Pierce Brosnan's performance here. He played Charles, Tyler's work-obsessed father, and the pair have a rocky relationship. Brosnan is cold and distant in this film, adding a real depth to the character of Charles, and as a viewer we can see what Tyler can't through his anger, the fact Charles is also struggling to deal with his son's death. Pattinson and Brosnan are excellent on screen together. Lena Olin plays Tyler's mother Diane, now divorced from Charles, but I felt she grasped the emotions of a bereft mother very well, and was captivating to watch on screen.
The film is set in New York, and makes the most of its setting. I feel it was very realistic to watch, lots of scenic shots, inclusion of crime which can be high in New York City and links in with the opening of the film when Ally's mother is murdered in cold blood on the subway. This was a shocking start to the film, and quite horrifying to watch but sets up for her character nicely. I have to say despite the fact movie critics have panned the ending to this film, I was absolutely shocked as I didn't see it coming until it was revealed to the audience, and I think it was beautifully done. I won't say any more as I don't want to spoil it but I think it is a powerful and emotive ending, one that fits in well with the rest of the film and certainly has you thinking about it long after the credits have rolled.
There is something very watchable about this movie. Yes, it's a tale of young love which we've all seen before, but its the deeper elements that make you want to keep watching. The relationship between Tyler and his little sister Caroline was wonderful, the precarious father daughter relationship between Ally and her policeman father Neil was hard to watch but portrayed well the difficulties both have gone through. Overall, I was really impressed by what I saw, and I think Pattinson has done a good job in breaking away from the stigma of a character in a popular teen franchise here. It's a well scripted and put together movie, and at almost 2 hours long, is just the right length to allow the story to unfold at a good pace. If you get the chance, make sure you watch Remember Me, you'll be pleasantly surprised by what you see! A really good film.
Directed by Allen Coulter.
Written by Will Fetters.
Running Time: 113 minutes
Robert Pattinson ... Tyler Hawkins
Emilie de Ravin ... Ally Craig
Chris Cooper ... Sgt. Neil Craig
Lena Olin ... Diane Hirsch
Gregory Jbara ... Les Hirsch
Pierce Brosnan ... Charles Hawkins
Tate Ellington ... Aidan Hall
Ruby Jerins ... Caroline Hawkins
Thank you for reading.
Remember Me is a 2010 film made in the USA which demonstrates a romantic coming of age and is directed by Allen Coulter. It stars a host of well recognised actors, which really adds to the credibility of the film, such as Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, and Pierce Brosnan.
The film is based around two people who fall in love after learning of each others losses in life. Ally Craig lost her mother, she was murdered on the subway, and Tyler Hawkins lost his brother, who committed suicide. They quickly connect and start to rebuild their lives, through the trials and tribulations of facing former issues, such as Ally's hatred of travelling on the subway and Tyler's hatred of his father. However, just as things are improving, Tyler is placed inside the World Trade Centre during 9/11, and everything is ruined.
The film currently holds a "Rotten" rating of 28% based on 108 reviews on the film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, which is a viewpoint that i strongly agree with. The site's consensus states, "Its leads are likeable, but Remember Me suffers from an overly maudlin script and a borderline offensive final twist.
A film with so much potential, ruined by an insensitive ending.
(I will make sure I don't include any spoilers!)
Set in the summer of New York 2001, college student, Tyler (Robert Pattinson) is struggling to over come a family tragedy, his parents are divorced, and he has a weak relationship with his farther, (Pierce Brosnan) who is a wealthy business man who seems to care more about his job then his family. Tyler also has a little sister called Caroline, who he adores and cares very much about.
One night Tyler, and his roommate Aiden go out in the city of New York, and Tyler ends up getting arrested by a police officer for standing up for some guys who got in a fight. A few days later Aiden spots that the police officer has a daughter, Ally. Aiden suggests that Tyler should go out with Ally and break her heart to get revenge at Ally's dad (the police officer.)
However Tyler's plan soon fails as he finds love and happiness from his passionate relationship with Ally (Emilie De Ravin) who has also had a tragic past. The story really does show the importance of treasuring every day of your life.
I thought the acting in Remember me, really was fantastic! Some of my favourites were:
- Robert Pattinson (Tyler) - He really did show all different kinds of emotions, from the passionate relationship with Ally, to the tension between him and his father.
- Pierce Brosnan (Tyler's Dad) - Pierce Brosnan to me, was incredible. He played his part convincingly, and there wasn't one small thing I could criticize about his performance.
- Aiden and Caroline (Couldn't find out there real names) - although they both weren't huge parts, I still thought that they were played very well.
Aiden's character is the 'funny guy' who likes to party, and I thought that the actor playing Aiden really made a good job of it.
Caroline who is the sweet clever girl, was also played brilliantly, especially seeing as the little girl playing Caroline, is only about 7 or 8! And the scenes between Caroline and Tyler, really showed you the special relationship between the brother and sister.
The DVD comes with audio commentary with Robert Pattinson, the director Allen Coulter, and other cast members.
There is also behind the scene features that takes you inside the making of the story.
I have to admit that I haven't yet watched these special features, so I don't know exactly what there like.
The film is rated a 12 and the full length of it is 108 minutes, roughly an hour and 50 minutes.
My overall Opinion:
I felt that this film is defiantly one of my favourites, as I love the romantic drama type of film. The story for me has some major shocks in it, which I won't say for those who haven't seen it yet. I have to admit that there were some parts of the film that was a little bit boring, but a film can't be exciting all the time, and the 'boring' parts did lead up to dramatic parts. The acting in my opinion is brilliant, and this film did make me shed a few tears!
This film is perfect for when you want to relax on the sofa with your duvet and a hot choc! I thought that maybe after seeing it once, if I watched it again it could be boring. But a few months after I first saw it I watched it again, and it still made me well up and get surprised at certain bits I forgot. I also lent this film to a friend, who said that she watched it 3 times in 2 weeks and loved it every single time!
This is one of the best films that I own!
Thanks for reading my review. :)
I was forced to watch this, I have to admit I sat down with a heavy heart, wishing to regain control of my lovefilm order list. A film with Robert Pattinson, really, I worried that I would have to endure two hours of Robert Pattinson moodily playing Robert Pattinson, well I did, but I came out of the other side and actually enjoyed this one.
This is a romantic drama set in New York in 2001, Tyler (Pattinson) is a rebellious young man whose brother has killed himself, Ally (Emelie De Ravin) is a young woman without a mum after her brutal murder. They meet and Tyler pursues her, she helps him to deal with his demons and he begins to realise that life can be worth living, but both have underlying wounds, and Tyler has a secret which could ruin everything, will true love run smooth?
Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Pattinson... Tyler Hawkins
Caitlyn Rund... Alyssa Craig (Aged 11)
Emilie de Ravin... Ally Craig
Chris Cooper... Sgt. Neil Craig
Lena Olin... Diane Hirsch
Gregory Jbara... Les Hirsch
Ruby Jerins... Caroline Hawkins
Pierce Brosnan... Charles Hawkins
This DVD is widely available, you can get a copy on Lovefilm like me, or you can buy it via Play.com for £4.99.
I have to admit, I really enjoyed the film, I would still like to see Pattinson play out of his range, he still murmurs softly, whilst looking hurt or moody at varying points throughout the film and rambling nonsense about being alone and being deep, but in this story at times he has good reason, he acts the right side of hurt, confused and damaged and keeps these emotions in line with the wider story. I still found his character a bit annoying, as people tell him he is deep and moody and that's why women love him, I wasn't sure if this was an ironic wink at the audience or playing to the tweenie crowd, nonetheless overall it was more positive than negative.
I felt De Ravin was good as the sassy Ally, she had a real feel for her character and was smart, honest but vulnerable in the right measures. They made a very realistic couple and the love story dips and falls quite realistically.
Chris Cooper is good as the possessive father of Ally a man who is used to being in control and doesn't enjoy the way his daughters life is going, he has a beef with Tyler which is explained early in the film and is pivotal in all that follows, both men portray this well.
Pierce Brosnan is also excellent as a workaholic father and the main target for Tyler's rage, he has little to do and seems two dimensional for much of the film but his transformation in a few frames is excellent and really touching, Pattinson also plays this scene really well, what follows is an interesting ending, the dates are relevant and it is a sad ending which you kind of expect throughout the film.
I felt the whole portrayal of a two families broken by deaths was very well put together, even the bullying of Tyler's younger sister was realistic and sad, but necessary. The story never rushed, the music was excellent, and the ending thoughtful and touching, this is a moving and at times very brutal film, the cast really are excellent as an ensemble and bring the whole thing to life.
The film has a nice gentle indie pace which doesn't overwhelm you, the acting is passionate and clinical while the story has a decent start, solid middle and emotional and interesting end. I still am not going to get caught up in all this Twilight nonsense, but this is a decent film which I would definitely recommend to others.
Worst Line (By Pattinson obviously): You think you know me, but you don't.
Best Line: He's in love with you. I've only ever seen him look at one other girl the way he looks at you, and she's a lot shorter and shares his DNA.
Tyler is a college student in New York and he is having a hard time trying to come to terms with his brothers death and the fact their family fell apart after it. He tries to get on with life but always has his brother on his mind. His best friend and room mate is a good distraction for him but it is on a night out with him that they end up getting arrested for trying to help a man being beaten up. Tyler is a little cheeky to the police officer and as a result of this he gets a beating from him. Flat mate Aiden then discovers that the police officer has a daughter at the same college and persuades Tyler to go on a date with her to get revenge on her father.
Ally is the daughter and she too has problems, when she was 19 she witnessed her mother being murdered and as a result has a strained relationship with her father, she also tries to live each day to the full, so does agree to go out with Tyler when he asks.
The pair seem to be getting on very well and they have genuine feelings for each other but with both of them having troubled family lives and the fact that Tyler only asked her out to get back at her Dad can their relationship last and will they be able to help each other?
I have wanted to watch this film for some time now for the fact the trailers made it out to look good and that Robert Pattinson was also playing the lead role. After managing to talk hubby into giving this film a go we were both left slightly disappointed with it. The story never seemed to move and we struggled to actually find much of a story for the first half of the film, the characters just seemed to be plodding along together with no real meaning or purpose. It was only towards the end of the film when it really started to get going and I have to say the end really did come as a shock to me.
The acting was only very average for me and I would have liked a lot more emotion from the characters to really be able to feel what they were going through and to be able to connect with them but it never happened. Robert Pattinson played the lead role of Tyler and he was not too bad in the role. It was nice to actually see him move away from the Vampire he played in other films and to be human. His character was a hard one to understand, he was grieving and I understood this but there were moments when I could not work him out, he would be at home depressed and drinking and then he would be back to normal with his little sister despite only moments ago and a short bike ride from being drunk at home, I would have liked more separation to the different emotions from him. He did do a good job of putting some emotion into his lines when speaking of his brother but there was no connection with the character of Ally to make them genuine or real. The role of Ally was played by Emilie DeRavin and she was a little too weak for me, there were times when she came across well but the majority she was weak and never thought she gave her lines much feeling or conviction. She looked good and I was able to understand her but I wanted her to give so much more, especially when trying to help Tyler or when speaking of her mothers murder.
Fortunately we did have some good support roles and the one which stood out the most for me was that of Tyler's father, played by Pierce Brosnan, he was a high powered business man and he was so much better at getting me to warm to him and to be able to understand him. The way he hid his feelings came across as very true and he for me was the strongest of the cast. Other actors included, Leno Olin, Ruby Jerins and Tate Ellington.
The film was set in 2001 and I am glad that we had the date come up at the start of the film as I would not have been able to work this out, the clothes were no different from what is worn today as the scenery and props were also no different from the modern ones. The sets were all very good and I did enjoy seeing some of New York but perhaps a little more of the skyline would have been good. The music was not overly important in this film and not at all memorable and I am now unable to remember a single track played.
The DVD which we have does have some bonus footage which includes, Revealing audio commentaries with Robert Pattinson, director Allen Coulter and other cast members, plus a Behind the scenes Featurettes that takes you inside the making of this touching film. I am not a fan of bonus features and the film did not make enough of an impact for me to want to watch these, so I am not able to make comment on them. The running time of the film is 108 minutes and I did find this to be quite long enough as there was a distinct lack of story at the start of the film. The rate is a 12 and I do agree with this. The DVD is available for around the £5 mark in most shops and on line.
I am sorry to only be able to give this film 3 stars as I wished it to be so much better, the story was so slow for the first half and the acting from some was very weak. There was a lack of emotion which would have made this film slightly more powerful and for me even though I enjoyed the latter half and the shock ending I just would not advise buying the DVD. If you are able to watch this on the TV for free then I would say to give it a go them but otherwise it is not a very memorable one at all.
Robert Pattinson has become an instant heartthrob thanks to his hugely popular "Twilight" franchise but his acting was never complimented by harsh critics of the series. But with "Remember Me," he finally lands a role where he can truly explore his acting skills to the maximum. When he's acting the part of Edward Cullen the vampire, his role doesn't consist of any more than frowning and looking somewhat obsessively at Bella. He has a better role playing Tyler, the rebellious son of a millionaire who has a complicated family. "Remember Me" is a film that shows the young star can actually act, and that his future after the "Twilight" films will not be so limited after all.
His father (Pierce Brosnan) is filthy rich, which in the Hollywood universe, means he is a selfish workaholic and a distant father who couldn't care less about anything but his massive company. A slightly unfair stereotype, but there it is. He hardly ever talks to his son, he is divorced from his wife who has since remarried, and is even more estranged from his younger daughter. The family has gone through tragedy in the past: Tyler's brother Michael committed suicide a few years ago. The why is quite clear, given the situation of his dysfunctional family and Tyler has the classic "blame the dad" syndrome. Tyler is always tense, has the typical unshaved face, messy hair, casual one night stands, cigarettes and beer bottles readily available in his hands, being generally angry at life. Sort of like James Dean in "Rebel without a Cause." He is an aimless burn-out with hardly anything positive going for him. His only source of relief seems to come from his young, sweet little sister (Ruby Jerins), the only time he gets to smile a little.
This is until he meets Ally (Emilie de Ravin), a complicated girl with issues of her own. Her mother was shot on a subway platform when she was just a little girl, and her father (Chris Cooper) has been protective ever since. Never unrealistically so, but there seems to be very little communication between the two and there is certainly a fair amount of distance between the two of them. Her father is a cop and he has met Tyler before. To put it more accurately, he has thrown Tyler in jail once before. But Tyler and Ally seem to share a strong relationship, being able to relate to the unspoken issues of a messed up family. Tyler had no intention of getting too serious with Ally to begin with - he was only trying to get back at the cop who hurled him in jail (a brilliant idea thought of by his comic-relief best-friend). But as they grow closer, Tyler's dedication to the relationship turns out to be a lot stronger than he ever expected. He cannot hide from her father forever, and imagine the protective cop/father's reaction when he finds out that his only girl is dating a scumbag trash.
The two stars are both good-looking, and make a handsome couple. They have both suffered through unimaginable losses and the trauma is taking a profound effect on their everyday lives and they have what it takes to convincingly portray the damaged youth. To be fair to Pattinson, whenever he was playing the pale-faced, attractive vampire, he didn't have a lot of worthy original material. Here he can show us the more versatile side to his acting, which he can very comfortably settle into. His relationship with Ally is an interesting one, originally starting out as a dare but developping into something more deep and meaningful. The film isn't without its corny moments, but ultimately what matters is that we feel for these rather unfortunate characters. We want them to be together, even though their backgrounds make it challenging.
Tyler also has a much younger, bright and sweet sister to confide in, a girl who for some reason is bullied at school. More manipulation on the writer's part? Possibly, but through her character we are able to see a younger perspective on how the family dynamic can affect one's childhood. This is not explored in much depth, but does throw in a couple more interesting moments seeing this whole thing through a fresh set of eyes that we may not all be used to. The scenes they share also have the chance to bring out the softer side in Pattinson's character, which again gives him the chance to explore and show off.
More experienced supporting actors are also used appropriately. Pierce Brosnan in particular has a juicy role and plenty of dramatic moments where he can shine. We already know that there is always some underlying tension between him and Tyler. And eventually there is a meltdown and a scene where the two of them go head-to-head, in front of a group of board members who get increasingly uncomfortable as things get heated. Cooper also has a decent role as the girl's father, who can sometimes be surprisingly relaxed about his daughter. He's not one of those single dads who never let's his girl go. He is still grieving after all these years and his chronic sadness is evident from his often quiet performance. But he does have his bursts of anger and uncontrollable violence, sudden mood swings that Cooper handles well. His scenes with de Ravin does have a touch of warmth, which again, may feel manipulative at times, but do in fact turn out to be quite moving.
The controversial ending that has split the critics and audience alike does come startlingly out of the blue, has a sudden change of tone, and can be a depressing watch. But the surprise ending is not used to build any sort of suspense - so when it's all about the family melodrama, the film focuses closely on the characters only, which is probably why the finale comes as such a "betrayal." Some will be more touched by this, others will wish they had stopped the film a few minutes earlier, but the fact remains that "Remember Me" is a watchable drama that really does show a new side of the much beloved Pattinson. The film centres around him and in such leading role he does not disappoint.
Apart from the Twilight movies and Harry Potter, I had not seen Robert Pattinson in any regular 'human' roles, but I was quite interested to see him playing something different (and the excuse to drool over him is of course welcomed!!).
In this film set in 2001, he plays Tyler Hawkins, a twenty-something guy living in New York in a rough flat with his friend Aidan, loves to smoke and drink as guys his age tend to, and we learn that he is a bit of a troubled individual with his brother having committed suicide, his parents are divorced, and he has a problematic relationship with his father, played by Pierce Brosnan, who seems to care more about his career than his family. He does have an adorable little sister called Caroline, whom Tyler dotes on, and the poor little thing has problems of her own being bullied by girls in her class and feeling like her father doesn't love her.
Tyler's love interest in this movie is a girl called Ally (played by Emilie De Ravin of Lost fame), who like Tyler has problems of her own. She was unfortunate enough to be present when her mother was shot and murdered by someone on the subway, and now lives alone with her policeman father. After Lost, I keep expecting her to come out with an Australian accent, (she is in fact an Australian actress) but she does quite a good American accent, so you do get used to it. Tyler and Aidan get into a bit of a fight with some people after a night out and Ally's father is the one to apprehend them - although at this point in the film, they don't know who Ally is. Once they find out Ally is the policeman's daughter, Aidan dares Tyler to ask Ally out - and so begins their love affair. Their relationship is one of ups and downs, and their own personal problems with their families don't make things any easier.
With his teen roles, it is easy to stereotype Robert Pattinson and not consider him a serious actor, but I think this movie proves that not only is he a good actor, he has the potential to be really great. With his looks, he does well to be in these serious roles rather than in, for example, action or comedy roles, and his performance is both believable and engaging. Emilie De Ravin does well to shed her 'Claire from Lost' image, and she makes a good on-screen partner for Robert. Pierce Brosnan is perfect as the cold and business-focussed father, and the whole dysfunctional family theme is well portrayed by all the actors in this film.
There are no laugh out moments in this movie, as it is a serious type of film, and if you're looking for Edward Cullen, you will get some brooding handsomeness from Pattinson, but won't get a soppy romantic as Tyler is a lot more edgier than him! He is often very hot-headed and struggles to deal with his emotions, but his scenes with his little sister and most of his scenes with Ally show his softer and gentle side.
I really enjoyed this film, it is a film that highlights the problems modern youth and families deal with, and you are taken on an emotional journey which gives you some highs, but more often lows... be warned, at times this is quite a sad film! There is a bit of a twist with the ending, which I won't spoil for you, but it was a bit of a shocker for me! I would definitely watch this film again one day, as I found it really gripping and moving, and thus I consider this to be a hit film rather than a miss.....
I didn't watch the Extras that come on this disk (I usually can't be bothered if I'm honest!) but I believe there is behind the scenes footage as well as audio commentary.
***Film only review*** ***No spoilers***
***The reason I am writing this review is that not only did I enjoy the film but I found it an original, compelling piece of film-making which I did feel touched be! Not something that has happened before in a movie ive watched.***
As I was home alone last night after I put the children to bed I had decided to indulge in some me time for once and watch a movie (very rare in my house!),the movie I chose was Remember Me as my friend had seen it in the cinema and LOVED it!
To be honest I was slightly dubious about watching it as a) I didn't really like Robert Pattinson and b) I had no idea what it was about.
The film is rated 12 although I think it should have been higher-I will explain this later on...
The plot summery according to the official website is as follows...
"In the summer of 2001, New York college student Tyler (Robert Pattinson) is still feeling lost from the tragedy that has strained his relationship with his father when he meets Ally (Emilie de Ravin,),a girl who understands his pain. The last thing Tyler's looking for is love, but through their passionate relationship, he finds new possibilities for happiness. It's an unforgettable story about the power of the heart, the strength of family, and the importance of treasuring every day of one's life."
So after putting the children to bed and making some popcorn I settled down to have a gander......
We are first shown the history of one of the characters, I found this a great way to start as it explains actions further on, although I did find the first half hour a bit slow it soon picked up and we then start to travel quite quickly through the film.
I have to admit I didn't really understand the underlying storyline of Ally and her father but then I suppose I didn't concentrate enough on that as the other storylines tended to take over it.
Watching the film there are some parts I found quite upsetting such as a incident involving the girls at school, although it did add to the overall feeling of the movie.
I have to admit I found the ending quite horrific! No one had told me about the ending and I was not prepared for it at all, I don't if it was being pregnant or not but I cried like a baby at it, on this point alone I don't think it should have been a 12R I believe it should have been at least a 15,as although there is minimal violence, sex etc the ending is far to upsetting for children of that age.
Although this film has been marketed as a romance, i dont believe that this is the general feel of the film at all i feel it would appeal to a wider audience than those looking for a rom etc.
I did find the overall feeling of the movie quite dark and sometimes depressing, although I found the storylines were very well written and the audience could connect to the film well.
I found the acting really really good and the cast list was superb I wont go over all of them but here's what I thought of some....
Pattinson does play his character really well although one point I noticed was that I couldn't decide on whether he had an English or American accent, I found him believable and also could see he loved playing this role, although im sure he's starting to get fed up of the brooding teen like role! I have to also admit that I now like Robert Pattinson and admire his acting.
I have never seen Emilie de Ravin before although I know she was in Lost but I found her acting very good and she seemed to fit comfortably into the role, I did find the character difficult to understand at first but this is due to the scripting not her personally, I would really like to see more of her movies.
There is of course the great Pierce Brosnan who plays the father and while I found his acting great I really don't think that he was given enough time to fulfil his acting potential. He did though play his character perfectly.
Other actors include Tate Ellington, Lena Olin and Chris Cooper all of which are amazing actors and portray their characters to perfection!! All of the cast were great and the film makers really did come up with a great cast list!
Overall although this film is upset me quite a lot I cannot fault the acting, storyline etc and I wish I had seen it in the cinema( although bawling in public could be embarrassing), I have to admit though I that believe it deserves to be a higher rated film a 15 possibly due to the ending mainly as children really would not understand it.
Apart from this i would highly recommend watching it just maybe not on your own or if you are feeling depressed etc.
A definate 5* from me!!
As soon as I saw Robert Pattinson in the Twilight films I fell a little bit in love but I did wonder if this was primarily about the fact that in Twilight he plays a pretty perfect Edward Cullen.
I knew as soon as I saw the trailer for Remember me that I would need to go to the cinema and see it. I did go to the cinema and see it and I also had it pre ordered on DVD for about two months before it was due to be released so I think this will tell you a little about how I felt about this film. I am not about to say it is a classic film, one that will always be remembered but it is a film that I really enjoyed and will continue to enjoy watching.
In Remember Me we initially see a young girl and her mother waiting on the New York City underground in the night. The mother is mugged and then shot and killed and the little girl is witness to this. We immediately jump forward ten years and then learn that the little girl turns out to be Ally who is played by Emilie de Ravin who some people may know as Claire from the television series Lost.
Ally lives with her now very protective police detective father and attends the same university as Tyler who is just sitting in many classes and is not actually enrolled at the University. Tyler is played by Robert Pattinson.
Tyler is twenty one and is literally cruising around in life-he has no idea what he wants from his life or where he is headed. We learn that Tyler comes from a wealthy background but that he is shunning this for the most part as he has major issues with his Father. In fact the most focus that Tyler seems to have initially is an incredible disappointment and possible dislike for his high flying lawyer father whom he blames for his older brother committing suicide. We also see that Tyler has a great deal of time for his younger sister Caroline who I think he feels he needs to protect.
When Tyler and Ally begin dating you can tell that there is real chemistry between them and that they should be together. Various things will influence this in the film and I am not about to spoil the ending but needless to say it is not something I saw coming and I do think it is very emotive. I know people have slated the film for the ending but in my opinion it was well done and should not discourage people from watching this film.
There is so much I like about this film and I will try to summarise it all.
Firstly of course there is the incredibly gorgeous Robert Pattinson and anyone who doesn't think he is hot is mental! ( I jest of course!) Now so many people, men usually, say that he cannot act but in my opinion he plays the troubled Tyler very well. Tyler is certainly different from Edward Cullen too in that he smokes, swears and has sax before marriage! Pattinson ensures that you care about Tyler and where he is heading with his life.
I really enjoy watching the relationship between Tyler and Ally develop on the screen. You can sense a real chemistry between them and it comes off as being a very believable relationship. I also love seeing how as they begin to trust each other more they open up to each other about their past. They are both being given a new hope for happiness with their relationship and you really want to see it work.
Another relationship I like seeing on the screen is that of Tyler and his sixth grader sister Caroline. Caroline is a budding young artist but with that comes a few issues where she spaces out whilst drawing and as such her peers begin to pick on her. Tyler is there as a protective big brother supporting her as she deals with this and her relationship with her apparently unsupportive father.
It is an interesting watch to see the relationship between Tyler and his father. Tyler's father is played by Pierce Brosnan and the interaction between him and Pattinson is enjoyable to watch. I think Brosnan does a good job with this character as you really believe that he is not a good father, that he doesn't care but as the film comes towards a climax you realise perhaps he is just scared to show any emotions.
Emilie de Ravin does a good job at playing Ally who obviously struggles a little with her now over protective father. I would say though that Ally is remarkably well balanced for someone who was witness to her mother being shot ten years earlier!
Remember me is 108 minutes long and is a 12 rating. I would say this is an accurate assessment considering the swearing and occasional bedroom scenes.
The special features on the DVD include an audio commentary with Robert Pattinson and the director Allen Coulter. It also has a behind the scenes featurette that takes you inside the making of this very touching story. I haven't actually watched these yet so I cannot comment on the quality of those.
This DVD cost me £11.99 on pre order from play.com.
I would definitely recommend people give this DVD a watch. I would say it is possibly a film that women would enjoy more then men but I still think it is worth a watch. I love it and will no doubt watch it many more times in the future!
Seeing that a film had Robert pattinson in meant that really I had to go and see it since I loved twilight so much.
The plot of the film has been done before a few times, although elements of it are different and definitely the ending is fairly original. Tyler doesn't really know where he is going with his life, he has an undecided major and is sort of drifting with no direction. His friend wants him to get his life sorted and party with him, but Tyler would rather read poetry. One night they go out to a club and end up getting arrested for fighting when they were actually not to blame in it, and Tyler ends up with a black eye from a police officer after talking back to him. They decide that this wasn't fair and that they want revenge on this police officer, so their idea is for Tyler to date his daughter who is also at the same university. However Tyler doesn't realise the consequences of this decision, and as their love grows he doesn't know what he will do.
Robert Pattinson was really good in this film in my opinion, he just seemed to totally fit into the character and seemed a bit indie, different to a mainstream performance he seemed quite passionate about everything and he certainly brought something to the main role. Emile De Ravin seemed exactly right to play opposite Robert Pattinson, they just seemed to click and have really good chemistry, you could believe that their relationship and what they were going through was real so I hope they are in films with each other again. I remember her as Clare from Lost, her character seemed fairly similar but not totally- there was none of what she was like in the last season for anyone who watches Lost!
I liked how this film was totally different from your average rom-com, if it even fits into that category, there was romance and there was a bit of comedy but I don't know if it totally fits there. it had a message of embracing life as shown through the loss and love in the film, particularly with the time period of the end - I would recommend taking tissues as when you get into this film the end can be a bit of a tearjerker!
Remember Me is a romantic drama film that was released in 2010. It is 128 minutes long and rated 12A in the UK due to bad language, violence and some scenes of a sexual nature.
The film begins with a woman being murdered, in front of her young daughter, by two young men while waiting for the subway. The little girl is Ally, who, ten years later is living with her overprotective father who is also a cop. Ally goes to NYU and is just trying to keep her head down and do well in her studies but then she meets Tyler.
Tyler is not the most stable of 21 year olds. He audits classes at NYU and works in a bookstore, not really having much ambition in life, apart from not wanting to have to rely on his father. On the way home from a night out, Tyler gets mixed up in a fight that he shouldn't have gets arrested by Ally's Dad. When Tyler's friend realises that they both go to school with Ally, he talks Tyler into dating her to get back at her dad.
Tyler and Ally both come from broken families and soon find that they have a lot in common and quickly fall in love. Ally doesn't know of Tyler's initial reasons for dating her, could finding out ruin everything?
Robert Pattinson as Tyler Hawkins
Emilie de Ravin as Ally Craig
Pierce Brosnan as Charles Hawkins
Chris Cooper as Neil Craig
Lena Olin as Diane Hirsch
Ruby Jerins as Caroline Hawkins
I originally only watched this film because I wanted to see Robert Pattinson is a role outside of the Twilight Saga. I have to say, I haven't been the biggest fan of his from the Twilight films so I was wondering if he could actually do anything else better. The answer is yes. I absolutely loved Pattinson in this film and I was so surprised at how good he was. His character, Tyler, isn't the sanest of people to begin with and the cracks slowly get worse as the film goes on. I really believed everything about Tyler and what he was going through which was only possible due to a superb performance.
It was really weird watching Emilie de Ravin (Claire from Lost) and hearing her with an American accent. I know Robert Pattinson is English but in his well known films he uses an American accent so I'm used to that now. After so many years of watching de Ravin in Lost, it just seemed wrong to hear her not being Australian. Not that it really made any difference to her role in the film. While I didn't love her performance and character as much as I did Pattinson's, she still did a really good job. I just thought that Tyler was much more of an interesting character with so much going on that I couldn't help but be drawn to watching him.
As much as I liked the plot, I thought it was quite strange. Initially, I thought that it was going to be your average love story of two people from broken families making each other better but there was so much more to it. Both Tyler and Ally are dealing with events in their past which cause problems for their relationship. The film goes on for a while, showing how their relationship develops and the problems that they have to face and I was thinking the whole way through, 'where is this even going?'. Then came the shocking ending. Remember Me received many bad reviews and I think it was mainly due to the ending but I thought it was really well done. I obviously wont spoil it by saying what happens but it was an ending that I wouldn't have seen coming in a million years.
Overall, Remember Me is a fantastic film that I wasn't expecting. It showcases what Robert Pattinson can really do which shows a lot of promise for his future. If you didn't like him in Twilight then give this one a go because I'm sure he will surprise you, as he did me.