Review: ‘Remember Me’ is an intense family drama

Updated: May 14, 2010, 12:25 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Starring Robert Pattinson, Pierce Brosnan and Emilie De Ravin, Allen Coulter’s ‘Remember Me’ is a treat for all Robert Pattinson fans out there, waiting to catch the glimpse of ‘Twilight’ star, sans his vampire avatar aka Edward Cullen.

Even though ‘Twilight’ has made Pattinson a bigger star, ‘Remember Me’ shows the mature side of the young actor, whose intensity and versatility will leave you wanting for more.

Patinson, whose out-of-the-bed look has become a rage among youngsters, makes sure that he is not a flash in the pan, for the actor is much more than the charming, yet broody vampire of ‘Twilight’. In ‘Remember Me’, Pattinson delivers a power packed performance as a reclusive, depressed boy, who shares a troubled relationship with his father (Pierce Brosnan).

Tyler (Pattinson) is incensed over the insensitivity of his business tycoon father, who, despite the suicide of his elder son, has no time for his children – Tyler and Caroline (Ruby Jerins). A disorganised family, Tyler holds grudge against his callous father and is unable to lead a normal life. Cut away from the world, Tyler is a loner, who finds solace in writing poems and reading books until the day he finds succour in his college batch mate Ally (Emilie De Ravin).

By the way, Ally too shares a tragic past, which brings the two troubled souls closer and it translates into love. Well, one needs to watch the film to know whether Tyler will be able to lead a normal life or not.

‘Remember Me’ is an intense family drama, with Tyler-Ally romance as a subplot. Much of the movie revolves around Tyler, and his reflections on his personal tragedies and an undying wish to bring smile on his young sister’s face. Ideally, ‘Remember Me’ is about leaving aside your past, and all the bitterness associated with it. Instead of harping on bad memories, the movie deals with an urgent need of living in the moment.

A word on performances, ‘Remember Me’ offers brilliant performances by Robert Pattinson and Ruby Jerins. Even though Pierce Brosnan doesn’t have a bigger role, yet, he comes across as a sensitive father with a tough exterior. Emilie De Ravin looks nice with Pattinson, but nothing like the smouldering chemistry the actor shares with his ‘Twilight’ co-star Kristen Stewart.

Altogether, a perfect treat for Robert Pattinson fans this weekend!

Ratings: Three cheers for this one!