Friday, March 12, 2010

Time Magazine and More Media Outlets Review 'Remember Me'

From Time

Apparently, millions of Twilight-obsessed tweens and teens were right about one thing: Robert Pattinson does indeed have an indecent level of movie charm. In Remember Me, a sweetly sodden love story with a twist, he plays Tyler Hawkins, one of those sensitive good-bad boys that have been driving women insane since the invention of the sneer. Tyler is a lot livelier than Edward the brooding vampire; he is James Dean crossed with Holden Caulfield. Can you contain yourself?
(See photos of the latest Twilight characters.)
The movie follows a familiar formula: boy makes wager he can snag girl for nefarious purposes, then falls in love with her while the clock ticks down to the revelation of his lousy deed and his inevitable redemption. But rather than taking the traditional romantic comedy route, Remember Me is all about the melodrama. Instead of having the usual Manhattan magazine or fashion jobs, Tyler and his girl Ally (Lost's Emilie de Ravin) are college kids mired in misfortune. They are just 21 but have been through the wringer.

Read full review HERE

From Rope of Silicon

Anything can happen at any time. The quote "life is full of surprises" is a popular one because it's true, and it's not often in filmmaking a movie is able to capture the essence of that quote and give it true meaning. Remember Me manages to do just that, using well developed characters in a story that, admittedly, is rather generic. But the story is only a starting point as first-time screenwriter Will Fetters and director Allen Coulter (Hollywoodland) are much more interested in the idea of living your life to the fullest because you never know what's around the corner, which ultimately outshines the relatively simple and predominately cliched plot.

Robert Pattinson is best known as Edward Cullen in the Twilight franchise, but here he shows there may be some talent locked inside, which has otherwise laid dormant while he cashed paychecks for playing a diamond-skinned vampire. Here he plays Tyler, a tortured New York twenty-something with no goals in life and no real direction. His brother Michael committed suicide six years ago at the age of 22 and Tyler is just a few months away from turning 22 himself and his connection to his lost brother is one that's never been broken.

Read full review HERE

From The Scorecard Review

Remember Me is beautiful and bittersweet and I can’t emphasize enough how much I detest bittersweet. It leaves me feeling poisoned for days and I still haven’t completely gotten this film out of my system. I do enjoy reviewing movies, but I very consciously stick to non-threatening comedies, creature features, and horror movies–in other words, pure pretend. I LIKE pretending, because the real world can be such a tragic, violent place. And the story behind Remember Me is so unbearable to me that to have it portrayed with such sad, beautiful class was actually painful.

Normally, Bayer goes to all the big releases and he should have had Remember Me. What makes it so much worse is that I went in all sarcastic and smug, ready to rail on yet another manipulative Hollywood Kabuki. That’s what I get for wandering away from my number one, personal movie law: If it could happen and it’s not about triumph, avoid it like Malaria.

Read full review HERE

From Denver Post

The problems with "Remember Me, starring Robert Pattinson — the vampire Edward Cullen of "Twilight" — aren't the heartthrob's fault.
Even if they were, it's hard to imagine the "Gossip Girl" or "Twilight" demographic this PG-13 romantic drama seems tailored for necessarily caring.
No, the missteps in this story of two lovers from different classes drawn together by grief are due to ambitions not quite met.

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From Movieline

Any review of the maudlin, meandering Robert Pattinson drama Remember Me will always get around to mentioning the Big Twist Ending, so let’s just get it out of the way now: There’s a Big Twist Ending that anyone paying attention to the film’s internal clock and visual cues can see coming a mile away. I won’t spoil it, because one of the film’s few involving qualities lies in spotting these hints as director Allen Coulter and first-time screenwriter Will Fetters deliver them. Other than that, get ready for a marathon of angst, grief, romance and loving close-ups of gorgeous young people in the middle of it all.

Reafd full review HERE

More reviews:

MTV - Kurt Loder
Hollywood Chicago
Richard Roeper
We Are Movie Geeks
North Shore Movies
Week Rewind
Detroit News
The Globe and Mail
What Would Toto Watch
Reel Loop
Atomic Popcorn
Denver Movies
Studio Briefing
Playback STL
The Movie Retrevier
San Francisco Bay Guardian
The Columbus Distpatch
International Business Times
NBC Bay Area

1 comment:

Ursula said...

My god!!!! Remember Me was absolutely beautiful!!!
I loved every minute of it, though I should have brought a box of tissues with me, I will make sure I do the next time I go see it, because there will absolutely be a next time! this movie was to good to go see it only once!

Robert Pattinson did such an unbelievable job, they were all phenomenal!