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Movie Reviews

Film Review: “Remember Me”

(Summit Entertainment. 1 hour, 53 minutes. Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content, language and smoking. Directed by Allen Coulter.) Robert Pattinson (Tyler Hawkins), Emilie de Ravin (Ally Craig), Chris Cooper (Sgt. Neil Craig), Lena Olin (Diane Hirsch), Tate Ellington (Aidan Hall), Pierce Brosnan (Charles Hawkins), Kate Burton (Janine). Music by Marcelo Zarvos.


OK drama about two broken families whose lives intersect. Twilight star Pattinson (who also co-produced) plays Tyler, whose strained relationship with his businessman father (Brosnan) stems from a family tragedy. Tyler’s holed up in a crummy NYC apartment with the required wacky-yet-charming roommate (Ellington, amusing). He meets and gets involved with Ally (de Ravin), whose own strained relationship with her policeman father stems from another family tragedy. Movie starts slowly, moves through some plot twists and turns, and gets a little better as it goes along (until the resolution, which some won’t like). Good performances in general, but I’m sorry, I still don’t see Pattinson’s appeal. At all times he looks like he just woke up, which probably makes for a better vampire then it does an actual live human. (His best scene is when he finally dresses down Dear Old Dad.) Coulter is a TV director who’s made one other feature, the well-regarded Hollywoodland.