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Monday, June 14, 2010

[4.75/10] Remember Me (2010)

Remember Me (2010)

In "Remember Me", our leading man, Tyler Hawkins, is an uninteresting, unambitious person, whose life plods on a tad too long. After being arrested for a boozy fight and carrying a grudge for the cop who did so he decides on a bet to date the cops daughter and this is where surprise, surprise Cupid begins his magic. Even the strong performances all around him didn't help and it was actually an odd thing to watch. It was like everyone was acting around Pattinson, yet he barely interacted with the others, with the exception of Ruby Jerins. Unfortunately, it caused you to not understand or care about Robert's character. In a seasoned actor's hands, this character could have been heart-wrenching and the ending would have left you sobbing for hours. As it was, it was boring and Pattinson's character unlikeable and flat. Pierce Brosnan and Emilie de Ravin delievered solid works though. Also, Ruby Jerins who played Caroline was amazing. Tyler's relationship with her was truly endearing, and the best in the entire movie. While the leads may create enough chemistry on screen the whole film just feels like an overstretched, drama-lacking, that struggles to really grasp attention of the viewer and feels like a film that has been left on continuous play for a painfully long two hours. Curiously, the ending actually feels disconnected from the rest of the movie, as if someone else filmed and edited the ending and it belonged to a different, really good movie. It was good for itself, but it just wasn't the appropriate ending for "Remember Me".

  • My Rating: 4.75/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 28% (4.3/10)
  • IMDb: 6.7/10


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A mediocre actor can just ruin a movie.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Pattinson is more stiff and wooden even than Keanu Reeves :)

DEZMOND said...

I never like to spread negativity, but this Pattinson guy along with his colleague Kristen from that vampire lemonade of a movie, wouldn't find an expression on their faces or depth in their acting even if they were sitting on it. Even Zack Effron and Vanessa Hudgens look like epic actors beside these two.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

I couldn't agree more. In this case, your negativity can be considered as some kind of rebellion against the overall lack of emotions and acting talent among this new-generation actors. I'm with you on that.
Oh, I can't stand Zack Effron and I really don't get the mass hysteria around him. He's a baby face, but not in a good way. Vanessa is cute as a button though :)

DEZMOND said...

well, the hysteria is there because he has one smokin' hot body, and both him and Vanessa are average actors, but I respect them for representing the positive behaviour and attitude among young celebs. They seem polite, clean, respectful, and well-behaved, which makes them a better role model for the young people than all these rebellious, immature, dirty, mediocre and angry teen stars we see in Vampire movies and in music.