DRAMA; 1hr 53min
STARRING: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper
Soul mates: Pattinson and de Ravin
Tyler Hawkins (Pattinson), 21 years old and too smart for his own good, is a societal world apart from Ally Craig (Lost ’s de Ravin). She is the cherished daughter of a no-nonsense widower cop (Cooper); he can barely hold a conversation with his disapproving mogul dad (Brosnan). There are points in common, though: Tyler and Ally are students at the same New York City college and they’ve both been hurt by close family deaths. And although Tyler only asks Ally out on a dare, he is drawn to her right away.
The known universe is well aware that Twilight ’s Pattinson has dibs on the glums. With Hollywoodland director Allen Coulter, he gets to stretch through broody and tender to full-on enraged. The leads click as a couple, and even the usually thankless supporting roles are nuanced and strong; even so, Remember Me may shake and rattle RP’s teenage fan base. There’s not a shred of gauze attached to it, for one thing, and from the opening frames to the Take That finale, nothing is a foregone conclusion.