Writer: Syahida Kamarudin
Overall: 3.5 Out of 5
Cast: 3.0 Out of 5
Plot: 3.5 Out of 5
Effects: 2.5 Out of 5
Cinematography: 4.0 Out of 5
Watch this if you liked: “Personal Effects”, “Good Will Hunting”
Despite a synopsis about two people meeting while struggling to get past family ghosts, it is clearly a story emphasising more on Tyler (played by the eternal stiffness that is Robert Pattinson) than Ally (played by the beautiful "Lost" star, Emilie de Ravin).
Intertwined by the same fate - that is the death of loved ones - Tyler takes the darker road, which is a mixture of poetry, cigarettes and alcohol, while Ally fancies the greener grass on the other side. The interesting part of this drama is Tyler himself, abusive to his life and accusatory towards his father. And yet he completes the turnaround, becoming loving and caring for the women in his life.
This would have been Pattinson's great cinematic shift from the expressionless vampire we all know too well from the "Twilight" movies to more dramatic stuff. However, even with his devil-may-care looks, he is still as stoic as ever. This may be a blessing for his hysterical female fans worldwide but not for the rest of the apathetic audiences. His chemistry with Emilie de Ravin is very adorable, but however magnetic his interaction with Pierce Brosnan (playing his father in the movie), nobody would be fooled into believing that they're father and son.
"Remember Me" has a great background score and excellent cinematography. However, one may feel deceived when one realises the political incident that underpins the whole picture. In one way, the five minutes at the end takes away the film's meaning and forces the audience to remember the whole WTC tragedy.
Overall, "Remember Me" is heartfelt, yet sadly portentous.
Cinema Online, 10 March 2010