Saturday, March 13, 2010

Remember Me

Remember Me is the story of 21-year-old Tyler Hawkins who is approaching the same age at which his older brother killed himself.  His roommate Aidan convinces him to date Ally Craig, the daughter of a police officer who arrested Tyler and Aidan during a night out.  Earlier traumas to the Hawkins and Craig families still test their relationships years later. As love develops between Tyler and Ally, there is a hope for healing that may finally put their families back together.

The choice for this movie was based on the requirement that I go to a socially accepted venue where I could sit alone in the dark, drink, and cry.   So I saw Remember Me at the Alamo Drafthouse. I'm not a Robert Pattinson fan.  He looks like a drug addict. It was the only chick flick playing at the theater. Most of the theater was filled with groups of three or four girls and a sprinkling of couples.  After the movie I saw a few girls who looked like they barely surpassed the PG-13 distinction.

I got pizza and beer.  I really wanted a margarita, but it feels wrong to order one at a beer-based place.  I got Smithwick's Irish Ale, a dark beer with a reddish hue, with a roasted flavor.  I haven't had it in a really long time, and the heartiness of it was perfect for the purpose.

My bet is that this movie wins awards. The writing of this movie was fantastic.  There were some really great lines that I wish I remembered better to quote them.  The ensemble was also really good, particularly: Aidan, the roommate (Tate Ellington); Caroline, the little sister(Ruby Jerins), Tyler's father (Pierce Brosnan), and Ally's father (Chris Cooper).

As much as I hate to admit it, Pattinson does a fantastic job.  They were clearly playing off his popularity in casting him in this movie, confirmed by the cheers in the theater when the Eclipse trailer came on. He's probably in 90% of this film.  They costumed him as a grungy, smoking, college-aged guy, complete with the "I haven't shaved in a week" stubble.  (I'm getting really tired of that trend, by the way. Well, really average guys using it as an excuse to not shave ever.) They didn't try to make him look attractive in this movie. But he photographs really well- his features make it easy to play with lighting.

My bet is that there are nominations for Best Supporting Actor/Actress and Writing.  It's too early in the year to tell if there will be nominations for Best Actor, Best Director, or Best Film.


Amanda said...

I'm not a big fan of Pattinson either but I really want to see this. It looks like a really interesting movie.

Sorry to hear about the crying and stuff though. I'm guessing this has something to do with what we're all going to talk about Thursday...

B Mari Landgrebe said...

I've been thinking RPattz might actually be a good actor, after seeing a few of the previews for this movie. It also just looks like really interesting movie. They definitely were playing off his fandom, but to be honest, the art in this film, I think, may be just enough of an edge that he might not be pegged as "Edward" for the rest of his career and life. I hope so for his sake, anyway lol.


Faith said...

I love going to movies by myself. I love going with people too, but going by yourself is kind of nice. You don't have to worry if anyone else likes it, or what they can just enjoy it. I went to Boondocks Saints 2: All Saints Day by myself and loved it! :)

Ann said...

Amanda - It was something I needed, but I got to watch a beautiful in the process. So all is well and good!

Brittany - If this doesn't break him out of the "Edward" role, then I don't know what will. The marketing for this movie was definitely targeted to the existing fanbase, but the film itself stands well above the Twilight films.

Faith - Usually people don't have my taste in movies or events, so it's something I had to get used to. I actually was looking forward to this. It was something I could do because I wanted to without feeling guilty for dragging someone else along.

Thanks for stopping by gals! Put this movie on your to-watch list!