REMEMBER ME presents an emotional romantic drama with a surprisingly rich story that shows many layers of relationships in one’s life.
Tyler Hawkins (Robert Pattinson) is a troubled, moody, and directionless young man living outside the home and trying to get over his brother’s death (who killed himself at a very young age). He is in no good relationship with his father (Pierce Brosnan) who always seems to be business-oriented, ignorant towards his children.
After being arrested while trying to stop a mugging, and getting bailed by his father, he comes back to his normal self of going to the university library and spending time with his little sister Caroline (Ruby Jerins) who is also insecure about her father’s love and always treated differently by her school mates.
Then comes the girl in Tyler’s life – Ally (Emilie de Ravin), who happens to be the daughter of the arresting officer Neil (Chris Cooper), who works as an NYPD detective. Even though Tyler knows that Ally’s father would never approve of their relationship, he falls in love with her.
In fact, in the opening scene of the film, you will get introduced to the young Ally watching her mother being killed by a mugger, and now 10 years later she is living with her overprotective policeman dad. Both Ally and Tyler fall in love because of the common factor in their life of suffering the loss of someone dear.
But when Ally comes to know about Tyler’s earlier encounter with her father, the love and romance somehow go downhill. As Remember Me is not just about their love and romance, you will get to see more drama in Tyler’s own family life which takes this film away from being a frivolous teen romantic flick.
Moreover, one of the finest aspects of this film is certainly the cast. Robert Pattinson showed his extraordinary skill as a dramatic actor that is much better than his “Twilight” movies. While Brosnan’s performance as Tyler’s father doesn’t impress much, Chris Cooper as a domineering father is amazing.
Nevertheless, the real gem of the movie is Emilie de Ravin who is absolutely in a different self from her earlier character in “Lost”. Likewise, the scenes between Pattison and Ruby as brother and sister are also quite special. Remember Me is a must-watch.
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Ruby Jerins, Lena Olin, and Pierce Brosnan
Directed by Allen Coulter
Written by Will Fetters
Cinematography by Jonathan Freeman
Release Dates: March 1, 2010 (New York premiere), March 12, 2010 (United States)