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Remember Me

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Allen Coulter
Produced by Nicholas Osborne
Trevor Engelson
Erik Feig
Written by Will Fetters
Starring Robert Pattinson
Emilie de Ravin
Chris Cooper
Lena Olin
Pierce Brosnan
Music by Marcelo Zarvos
Cinematography Jonathan Freeman
Editing by Andrew Mondshein
Studio Underground Films
Distributed by Summit Entertainment
Release date(s) March 12, 2010 (2010-03-12)
Running time 113 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $16 million[1]
Gross revenue $9,489,295[1]

Remember Me is a 2010 American romantic drama film directed by Allen Coulter based on a screenplay written by Will Fetters. The film stars Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin and Pierce Brosnan.

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Plot

In 1991[2], Ally Craig (Emilie de Ravin) witnesses the murder of her mother on a New York City Subway platform[3] Ten years later, Tyler Hawkins (Robert Pattinson) is a rebellious 22 year-old living in New York City and attending New York University. He has had a strained relationship with his businessman father, Charles (Pierce Brosnan) because of his brother's suicide and how he now has no care for Tyler's sister, Caroline. Tyler and his roommate, Aidan (Tate Ellington) are constantly causing trouble throughout the city.

One night, Tyler and Aidan find themselves in trouble with police officer Neil Craig (Chris Cooper). Later, Aidan sees Ally, who is also an NYU student, with her father. He decides that Tyler pursuing Ally would be the best way to get back at Neil, and Tyler reluctantly agrees to meet her. After spending some time with Ally, the two bond over the losses in their pasts and begin to fall for each other. Their relationship is ultimately put to the test, however, by Neil's inevitable discovery that his daughter is dating a troublemaking ruffian, and her discovery of Tyler's reason for meeting her.

Tyler loves his little sister, Caroline, more than anything in the world. His father has issues spending time with her and Tyler and, in Tyler's words, "All of his children will someday hang themselves." Caroline is misunderstood by her classmates, who think she's weird. One day when she goes to one of her schoolmate's sleepover-birthday parties, while she's sleeping, her classmates chop her hair off. Caroline then gets a boy cut and is made fun of by her classmates; though, at the end of the movie, her hair is long again.

Although the year that these events take place is never explicitly stated, the ending indicates that the film takes place in 2001.[2] In the last scene, Tyler goes to the World Trade Center, where his father works, to wait for him while he gives Caroline a ride to school, and is killed in the September 11 attacks.[4]

Cast

Production

Production took place in New York City and Manhattan over the summer of 2009.[5][6] Robert Pattinson also served as an Executive Producer.[7] The production of the film was under the charge of Summit Entertainment and Underground Films.

Release

The film premiered on March 1, 2010 at the Paris Theatre in New York City,[8] and received its wide release on March 12, 2010.

Critical reception

The film received generally negative reviews from critics. It currently holds a "Rotten" rating of 26% on the film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes with the consensus "Its leads are likeable, but Remember Me suffers from an overly maudlin script and a borderline offensive final twist."[9] It holds a "mixed or average" score of 40 out of 100 on Metacritic.[10]

Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter gave the film a positive review, stating the "scenes between Pattinson and de Ravin exude genuine charm." Honeycutt goes on to say that the score and cinematography brought "notable sparkle to this heartfelt drama."[4] Roger Ebert generally liked the film, giving it three out of four stars and characterizing it as a "well-made movie. I cared about the characters. I felt for them. Liberate them from the plot's destiny, which is an anvil around their necks, and you might have something" but goes on to say it "tries to borrow profound meaning, but succeeds only in upstaging itself so overwhelmingly that its characters become irrelevant".[11]

Jake Coyle of The Associated Press did not favor the film and said the "most pleasing thing about [the film] is its boldness. It may be affected, but [it] is at least aiming for an intriguing character study — a positive sign in the young career of Pattinson" whom he says steps away from "Twilight, apparently in search of his Five Easy Pieces or Rebel Without a Cause."[12] Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a D+, calling it a "shameless contraption of ridiculously sad things befalling attractive people". Schwarzbaum was also critical of Pattinson's acting and the script.[13] Wesley Morris of the Boston Globe gave the film a half star out of four, commenting that the film "crassly repurposes tragedy to excuse its cliches."[14]

Box office

Remember Me opened in fifth place[15], behind Alice in Wonderland, Green Zone, She's Out of My League, and Shutter Island. It grossed $8,089,139 in its first weekend.[16]

References

  1. ^ a b Remember Me at Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ a b The film opens with the caption "New York 1991" and after the murder of the mother of Ally, fades and comes back with the caption "Ten years later". Pre-screening March 10, 2010.
  3. ^ On the F Line at the 18th Avenue and McDonald Avenue elevated station in Brooklyn.
  4. ^ a b Kirk Honeycutt (March 8, 2010). "Remember Me -- Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/film-reviews/remember-me-film-review-1004073353.story. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Remember Me Star Emilie De Ravin On Robert Pattinson: "We Had Instant Great Chemistry"". MTV. January 19, 2009. http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2010/01/19/remember-me-star-emilie-de-ravin-on-robert-pattinson-we-had-instant-great-chemistry/. Retrieved January 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ ‘Remember Me’ Filming Locations for July 6th & 7th
  7. ^ Claudia Puig (March 12, 2010). "Forget 'Twilight': Pattinson is at his best in 'Remember Me'". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/reviews/2010-03-12-remember12_ST_N.htm. Retrieved March 12, 2010. 
  8. ^ "'Remember Me': Robert Pattinson makes Fallon swoon, Kristen Stewart walks the red carpet". Los Angeles Times. March 2, 2010. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2010/03/robert-pattinson-jimmy-fallon-kristen-stewart-remember-me.html. 
  9. ^ Remember Me at Rotten Tomatoes
  10. ^ Remember Me at Metacritic
  11. ^ Roger Ebert (March 10, 2010). "Remember Me". http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100310/REVIEWS/100319993. Retrieved March 11, 2010. 
  12. ^ Jake Coyle (March 10, 2010). "Review: Pattinson still brooding in `Remember Me'". San Fransisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/03/10/entertainment/e123654S10.DTL. Retrieved March 11, 2010. 
  13. ^ Lisa Schwarzbaum (March 10, 2010). "Remember Me". Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20350091,00.html. Retrieved March 11, 2010. 
  14. ^ Wesley Morris (March 12, 2010). "Pattinson in a brood for love". The Boston Globe. http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/articles/2010/03/12/pattinson_in_a_brood_for_love_in_remember_me/. Retrieved March 12, 2010. 
  15. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?yr=2010&wknd=11&p=.htm
  16. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=2686&p=.htm

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