When I decided to watch Remember Me, I expected some stupid love story. I was wrong. Yes, it is a love story, but I found it to be very realistic. It has everything…laughter, frustration, fear, love, and anything else you can think of.
In the beginning of the movie you wonder how the two characters, Tyler (Robert Pattinson) and Ally (Emilie De Ravin), are going to be connected. Then, it starts to unfold…
In the summer of 2001 in New York City, Tyler and his roommate Aiden are out one night at a bar, Tyler gets into a fight…mouths off to a cop, Neil (Chris Cooper), who roughs him up and sends him to jail. Later on, Aiden finds out that Neil has a daughter. He pursuades Tyler to ask the cop’s daughter out to “flip the script” on her. So, Tyler meets Ally. Tyler and Ally end up having real feelings for each other. They find out that they both have lost people close to them…Ally lost her mother when she was young, and Tyler lost an older brother to a suicide. They both are dealing with issues with their fathers. Ally doesn’t want to be smothered by her overprotective father and Tyler wants his father (Pierce Brosnan) to be involved and aknowledge his little sister Caroline.
Towards the end of the film, I was wondering where the plot was going to go and then I was speechless when it got there! I found myself wanting to watch it over and over to find things that I missed and to feel everything that the characters are feeling until the end.
I thought Robert Pattinson’s acting was excellent in this film and it was nice to see him in a “real” character role. Robert Pattinson and Emilie De Ravin had nice onscreen chemistry. I also don’t think that this movie would have clicked with me without the supporting characters. Every character was wonderfully down to earth and realistic.