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Watching a movie with a teen heart-throb in it, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect in Remember Me. Was this going to be another teen romantic movie I was getting myself into, especially with its lead actor being Robert Pattinson, from the Twilight movies. Romantic this movie certainly was, mushy-mushy it certainly wasn’t.
From the opening sequence I figured this is going to be a romantic film with a revenge plot or twist as we see a young Ally, as she witnesses the murder of her mother at a New York Subway platform. Fast forward 10 years, and Ally (Emilie De Ravin) now lives with an over-protective father and cop Neil (Chris Cooper).
Tyler (Robert Pattinson) is somewhat a reclusive, almost lost within himself since the death of his brother. He cannot connect with his headstrong businessman father Charles (Pierce Brosnan), however the one person he really cares for is his younger sister Caroline (Ruby Jerins). He’s the perfect older brother always looking out for her, something he feels his father should be doing if he wasn’t too busy in the office.
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On a night out, Tyler and his room-mate Aidan get into an altercation with Neil, so in a bid to get their own back, Aidan persuades Tyler to get to know Ally so he can sleep with her and dump her. However, with both of them having had tragic pasts, they start to fall in love with each other, much to the dismay of her father. This is an intense film about relationships, whether its brother sister, father son, father daughter, boyfriend girlfriend and how easily they can become strained yet how hard it can be to mend.
The movie itself has a dark intense undercurrent to the story which builds itself up to the climatic twist. It’s a twist I hadn’t expected, and I won’t mention what the twist is here and leave you to watch it for yourselves. As for the movie itself, definitely watch it but don’t expect a lovey-dovey kind of film.