Thursday, March 11, 2010

Reviews, Reviews, Reviews... (Spoilers)

From Australia Herald Sun

"Pretty boy pretty good"

Put-up-or-shut-up time for Robert Pattinson is not officially scheduled until the sun finally sets on the Twilight phenomenon.

So fair play to the British heart-throb for skipping well ahead of the program and testing himself in trying circumstances for Remember Me.

Obviously very eager to prove he is more than just a poster-friendly face, Pattinson is on a mission here to flash some legit acting credentials.

In spite of the odd awkward moment in Remember Me, even the most churlish observer will have to admit the guy has got what it takes to stick around a while in this business.

In terms of story and style, Remember Me is best described as a dirty, downbeat distant relative of Dear John. Both films share the same turn-of-the-last-decade timeframe, and exploit a delicately distressed romance to simultaneously warm the heart and empty the tear ducts.

Read full review HERE

From Chicago Tribune

Teenage audiences, particularly female, are likely to fall headlong into the dour romantic drama "Remember Me" because Robert Pattinson and his fwoopy hair, taking a break from the "Twilight" franchise, are both in it. And when you're a teenager, certainly when I was a teenager, confusing banality with profundity was practically a law.

Also, romances unfolding on the edge of a historic precipice hold a particular appeal to audiences, in a sick sort of way. We know what's coming and we feel pity (if the story's in any sort of working order) because we know so much more than the lovers do. "From Here to Eternity" had Pearl Harbor; "Titanic" had the iceberg; and "Remember Me" has a story taking place largely in New York City in the first half of 2001.

It stars Pattinson, who is frequently framed against a window, gazing at the summer sun while he deals with his own wintry emotions. Like many a screen rebel, this one has money issues: His family's wealth and expectations have crushed his soul. An NYU student and bookstore employee, Tyler (Pattinson) lives with a skeezy roommate (Tate Ellington) who dares him to ask out the daughter of the cop who recently arrested Tyler during a night on the town. The daughter, Ally, is played by Emilie de Ravin of "Lost"; the detective father is played by Chris Cooper.

Read full review HERE

From Orlando Sentinel

As a package pandering to members of the Rah Rah Rob Pattinson Fan Club, Remember Me showcases the Twilight hottie in all his zoned-out, sideburned, hair-tossled and chin-flexing glory.

Pattinson is placed in a romantic setting, gets to smoke and play tough, gallant and troubled. And if there are no fangs, Team Edward can still imagine them there.

But Pattinson’s fussy, affected acting, his grab bag of screen mannerisms and a script that has him lurching between moony romantic and wild-eyed psychotic do nothing to suggest dude has a prayer of a fangless career.

Read full review HERE

Great French review HERE (4 Stars out of 5) - via RpattzRobertPattinson

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