Remember Me Shows That You Aren’t Insignificant — 2 years ago
When I saw the previews for “Remember Me,” and I saw Robert Pattinson, I had already written it off as a movie that I wouldn’t be interested to see. I’m not a fan of “Twilight,” so I thought any he would be in would probably be cheesy. My mother saw this movie last week, so she told me that it was sad, but to watch it. I decided to go ahead and go for it.
From the beginning, the movie resonated with me. As someone who lost a loved one, I saw at once that life and death were the main themes of the movie. Both Ally (played by the lovely Emilie de Ravin) and Tyler (Robert Pattison) lost loved ones in tragic ways. Ally saw her mother being murdered right in front of her eyes, and Tyler lost his older brother who committed suicide. It’s one of the reasons that they come together.
Side note: Ally’s mother was played by Martha Plimpton. I loved her in the 80s! She was River Phoenix’s girlfriend. If you are an 80s kid, I know you saw “The Goonies” and “Mosquito Coast.” She was awesome.
I was impressed by Pattison’s acting. I really felt this was the role for him, and he did it well. When the “Twilight” series ends, I can see a future for him. The only thing I worry about is that he will be typecast as the brooding loner with “issues.”
Rubi Jerins, who played Pattinson’s sister, did an amazing job. She was convincing as an artistic, shy girl who was being bullied by the popular girls at school. My heart ached for her. When you feel for a character, this is when you know that she was successful.
Both life and death affect people’s lives. They change everything about you. Emotionally and mentally. It even changes your surroundings, including the people in it. However, the movie’s message is true. This is a big world, and you might feel insignificant because you might think “What can I do?” However, even if you feel that way, you still need to try to do something. You might think it means nothing to others, but you are wrong. Everyone and their actions affects this world in some shape or form.
Ignore that Pattinson is in “Twilight,” and watch it.