Remember Me: Movie Review

Sunday, July 18, 2010

This review contains no spoilers.

Remember Me has gotten a lot of negative feedback from critics and other movie reviewers. They say the story is predictable, trite, and contrived. While I'm no professional movie critic, and I certainly am no professional reviewer, I do love to watch a lot of movies. I have to admit, I had my predictions, assumptions, and initial impressions before watching this. After seeing this though, I threw all of them at once because the movie proved me wrong. Now I can honestly say that having been able to see this, I don't think I have ever been this pleasantly surprised with a movie in a while.

The characters, first off, are multifaceted and complex, lovable and believable. The writing and the overall feel and mood of the movie was brilliant. But the best part about this are the actors themselves. They were hands down, superb. And yes, people, Robert Pattinson can act. So please -- please! -- do not let the fact that Pattinson plays the leading role deter you from watching this movie. I do feel that Robert Pattinson isn't getting enough credit, mainly because he is stuck in the whole Twilight world that fans (and people who are not exactly fans) know him for. But he is beyond Twilight and he is most definitely beyond Edward Cullen. This is coming from somebody that's not exactly a huge fan of the Twilight saga. By the end of the movie, I have discovered a newfound respect for him as an actor.

When the movie was finished, my friend and I -- who were watching it together -- just sat there, feeling dumbfounded and introspective, lost in our own thoughts. So contrary to what the critics say, to me, this movie is extremely unpredictable. It's no big blockbuster, but Remember Me is original, unique, thought-provoking, intense, unexpected, and just plain good. It certainly asks the toughest questions in life you wouldn't even want to think about, but should. Also, it will make you think, challenge your emotions, and leave you feeling reflective. That being said, go ahead and see this. I highly recommend it. It's a good movie; plain and simple.

58 comments:

  1. I'll definitely watch this one when it comes out on DVD. Sounds really good. Critics are sometimes too harsh :)

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  2. @nomes: They are too harsh, sometimes! And it's out on DVD :)

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  3. +JMJ+

    Oh, poor RPattz. =P He's the new Mark Hamill.

    I do believe that he's a good enough actor to have a decent post-Edward career, but he has got to make some really savvy choices after his Twilight run is over.

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  4. Great review! I saw this movie in the theater and really enjoyed it. I do think Rob is a good actor. He definitely isn't Edward in this movie. I'm really looking forward to seeing him in Water For Elephants (especially b/c I love the book).

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  5. Beautiful review, I felt the same way, it's a powerful movie that when it's over you just sit there and think...Rob is a wonderful actor...no matter what lots of people thing, he's growing into his talents and this movie was there to prove that a vampire he can be, but a serious, multifaceted character he can be even better.

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  6. @E: I agree. What's sad though is that I feel as if even if he gets possible good movies in the future (like Water for Elephants) he might still not get the credit he deserves. I mean, look at Daniel Radcliffe. He's freaking Harry Potter, and he's popular as HP, but without it, he's pretty forgettable. Sad, but true.

    @Alison: I loved Water for Elephants as well, and loved the small love story in it too! :)I think he will do terrific. I can only hope people pay much more attention to him as an actor, and not just "that Twilight guy."

    @Book Crazy Jen: That's what my friend and I literally did after -- sit down and think. Then we started going off talking about life, LOL. Let's just hope people will pay more attention to him and give him more credit. He's so much more than just a sparkly vampire, after all.

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  7. I was pleasantly surprised at the movie (which btw is at Redbox) as well. I enjoyed it too. After seeing this movie, I'd be Team Edward-- if I was into the Twilight movie craze. Don't get me wrong, I liked the Twilight book series ...just don't go out to movies much. :)

    Now I'm eager to read Water for Elephants!--Thanks to your commentor, Allison.

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  8. Great! THis movie intrigued me when the trailer first came out, and now I know it isn't not worth seeing! Because I think I might agree with you!

    thanks,
    Katherine

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  9. Beautiful review! I also loved this one. Rob P. can act for sure! He actually looks ADORABLE in this one!

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  10. @Jinky: Yes, I highly recommend Water for Elephants. It's a General Fiction novel by the way.

    @Katherine: Let me know if you end up liking it when you get to watch it!

    @May: Haha yes he was pretty good-looking here.

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  11. I loved it, not only because I'm a super-fan of Rob, but... The movie is brilliant, I burst into tears at the end, and those lines... Perfect. The words hit me deeply. Your review is awesome, Jill. :) Plus, I can't wait to read and watch Water for Elephants! It sounds so good!

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  12. @Raila dear, I didn't cry.. but I was pretty much holding back tears! I was actually nervous more than anything LOL.

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  13. Thanks for the honest review - I was a bit iffy about watching this one, but I think I will definitely give it a go now. Cheers!

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  14. @Nadia: I recommend it and would love to hear what you think of it when you get to watch it :)

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