Remember Me, another indie-theme love story?
Remember Me is a love story with a not-so-romantic ending; you would expect this film to be the typical indie-theme story, where the hopeless girl falls for the dark, poetic bad boy. That’s just not the case.
Robert Pattinson plays Tyler Hawkins, a 21-year-old who works at New York University’s library. He finds himself in a constant struggle living life and dealing with his tragic past. He also has a rocky relationship with his father and issues in defining who he is.
Anticipating another let down, I was proven wrong. It’s refreshing to see Pattinson play a character other than Edward Cullen. He should really consider turning down roles as shimmering vampires.
Emile de Ravin plays Ally Craig, who like Hawkins, is also haunted by her past. She is determined to live her life to the fullest, even if it means having her dessert before her entrée. It’s lovely to watch de Ravin on screen; her acting has a soft quality which is a trait of her character, and serves as contrast because she is otherwise extremely independent and stubborn. The character has beautifully performed dialogue about appreciating life and living in the moment.
Entirely different from previous roles, de Ravin infuses her character with a personality and attitude that attracts the audience to sympathize with her situation.
Capturing your attention with comedic relief, the screenplay is filled with wit and sarcasm. It’s an interesting detail, considering the final scene, which puts a new perspective on the films depth.
Unexpected, yet fulfilling, Remember Me didn’t leave much room for disappointment. Even though I was a bit doubtful about whether the ending was pleasing or not, it only makes sense for the film to conclude the way it did.
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