Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Remember Me, A review
The film opens with the murder of a woman on a New York City Subway platform in 1991, and who is later revealed to be the mother of a young girl, who had witnessed this murder, named Ally Craig (Emilie de Ravin). Ten years later, Tyler Hawkins (Robert Pattinson) is a rebellious 22 year old living in New York City and attending New York University. He has had a strained relationship with his businessman father, Charles (Pierce Brosnan) since his brother's suicide. He and his roommate Aidan (Tate Ellington) are constantly causing trouble throughout the city. One night, they find themselves in trouble with a police officer, Neil (Chris Cooper). Later, Tyler and Aidan meet Ally, who is also an NYU student, and soon figure out that she is the daughter of the police officer they ran into earlier. Aidan decides that Tyler pursuing Ally would be the best way to get back at Neil, and Tyler reluctantly agrees. After spending some time with Ally, the two bond over the losses in their pasts and begin to fall for each other. Their relationship is ultimately put to the test, however, by Neil's inevitable discovery that his daughter is dating a trouble making ruffian. Although the year these events take place is never explicitly stated, it is revealed near the end that it is 2001. At the end of the film, Tyler goes to the World Trade Center, where his father works, and is killed in the September 11 attacks.
Remember Me, yes I will never forget this movie! I will never forget the time in my life that I felt like killing myself for spending time on watching this thing, I will never forgive you Allen Coulter, I hope you burn in hell for eternity! That Movie was dull, the act was never convincing, and the ending was so unexpected and ultimately awful and shameful.
if you think it is only my opinion, lets take a look at what the critics said:
A.O. Scott said "If this movie is playing at a theater near you, you might want to consider moving somewhere else."
James Berardinelli said "Remember Me represents Robert Pattinson's attempt to prove he can do more than sparkle like a faux vampire, but the case he presents is not convincing."
Peter Howell said "If Remember Me is remembered for anything at all, other than being yet another Robert Pattinson vehicle, it will be for its over-the-top ending, which ranks high amongst the most shameless jerkers of tears ever unleashed upon lachrymose teens."
Peter Travers said "It’s all weepy drool until the twist ending, which turns it shockingly offensive."
Kurt Loder said ""Remember Me" is a movie with an urgent message. The message is: Please consider seeing another movie."
Lisa Schwarzbaum said "A movie with all the hyperventilating hysteria of a 1960s teen-tragedy pop song and all the disposability, too."
Michael Phillipssaid "The more you wait for the biggest plot development of the last decade to reduce everybody's problems to a hill of beans, the more Remember Me starts to make you feel cheap."
Chris Bumbray said " Shame on them for making such a thing like that."