Remember Me (2010)

by missizziemcguinness

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‘You think you know me, but you don’t’ 

Remember Me is a poignant drama about a 21 year old troubled college (university) student named Tyler Hawkins (Robert Pattinson) who’s past troubles of his brother’s death at the age of 22 connects with a girl who he meets named Ally (Emilie De Ravin) whose past has affected her in many ways, including the relationship with her father, which has been damaged since the murder of her mother ten years earlier.

I love how, despite the film being made in the middle of the Twilight success and somewhat controversially nine years after the 9/11, how Robert Pattinson can realistically step out of his Edward persona and play moderately edgier roles with a lot more of a 3D background to them, for instance, the way that he is closer to his bullied artistic sister in the film despite his brother’s suicide a couple of years earlier and connects with his brother by writing to him. He beats up people, including a cop, and works in a bookshop with his roommate Aiden. In other ways, his on screen father Charles (Pierce Brosnan) is not bursting out into song, which is always good. 

I haven’t watched this film in ages, and it reminds me of watching it on a long coach journey on a school trip a couple of years ago. It’s a rather sad film, so you should always watch it with a couple of tissues in hand. 

If you are a fan of Robert Pattinson, the film is good to watch if you haven’t watched it already. If you don’t like him, there’s not much point in watching it. Apparently it didn’t get very good scores, but it is down to people’s opinions if they like the film or not.

4/5

 

 

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