Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Remember Me (2010); Live in the moments.

Remember Me

Directed by Allen Coulter

Written by Will Fetters

Starring Robert Pattinson, Emile de Ravin, Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper

Guest Review by Becki Pearson

I LOVED this movie. I had seen the trailer and written it off as a movie that I would like to see, but wouldn’t be upset if I just ended up renting it. I still feel that you can rent it and get the same effect as you would in the theater, but I am so glad that I saw it!

The story was depressing and made me want to call everyone in my family to tell them how much I loved them. The tension between the father and son was so wonderfully created that I actually started to feel sympathy towards each other the characters equally.

The story follows Tyler Hawkins, a New York college student who just recently lost his older brother. His father, Charles Hawkins, is a big-time businessman who treats his family like colleagues at the office. Tyler is just searching for any sort of feelings and gets messed up with the cops resulting in a fight with the Chief of Police. After realizing that the cop that busted in his face, played by Chris Cooper (amazing : ), has a daughter just about the same age as himself, he starts a romantic relationship with her just to spite her father. Little did he know that he would actually fall in love with her and want to spend the rest of his life with her.

Now, I am a twilight fan, but I was excited to see Robert Pattinson do something other than squirming in pain every time Kristen Stewart kissed him (which… who could blame him? Ew.) I actually enjoyed him in this movie quite a lot. I did see some of the same Edward Cullen tendencies and expressions, but overall he was really pretty decent. I think Shia LaBeouf could of played the character just the same, but that’s only because I think the sun shines out of his …. *cough.* Excuse me, anyways, Rob did a pretty decent job as the disgruntled college student fighting with his father along with his own set of emotional struggles.

I didn't think that Emile de Ravin was terrible, I just didn’t think she was good. She plays one of my favorite characters on LOST, Claire, and from watching her as this pregnant Australian girl stranded on an island, you would think that it would be easier to believe her as a young college student who falls in love with a nice guy. But.. not so much. Her true Australian accent shown through her fake American one and it was totally noticeable. The wardrobe chosen for her character was very unflattering and make me think that she wasn’t as sophisticated as she truly was. That’s not Emile de Ravin’s fault, but…. still.

They incorporated the Alice in Wonderland statue in New York a few times into the movie. I love that statue. I think it is such a cool idea and concept to have a children’s sculpture in one of the nation’s highest and sophisticated societies. I am always really happy to see it in movies.

The ending of this movie was so unexpected and wonderful. I won’t ruin it for you, but the ending “made” the entire movie more worthy of… time. It was unexpected, and shocking, and I absolutely love it. After you see it (IF you see it) you will understand how happy I was that it wasn’t marketed with the ending in plain view. It would of ruined the innocence and purity of the surprise factor. It was so great- I can’t even express how impressed I was.

In conclusion, Pierce Brosnan sucks.


SmokeLocke said...

Who busted in whose face now?

Becki : ) said...

Sorry, the cop that got in a fight with Rob Pattinson's character is the same as the Cheif Of Police, the girl's father.

waterbloggedAshley said...

Shia LaBeouf! Shia LaBeouf!
...I'm not as big a fan as you are, but I definitely think he would have looked less... Edward than "Rob" did.
overall, GREAT movie!
oh, and I half disagree with your Pierce comment- as far as acting goes, he was intimidating, and played the Too-Important-To-Be-A-Good-Dad role quite well... it's that "accent" that needs to die a fiery death...