As much as I love my gorgeous haired heartthrob, Robert Pattinson, I’m realistic about his acting skills. His main job in “Twilight” and “New Moon” is to stand there and look broodingly hot. And he does that superbly well. But outside of that, I wasn’t convinced that he was all that talented. So I didn’t have high expectations for his latest film “Remember Me” that opened this past weekend. BUT -- after seeing the movie, I was pleasantly surprised at how well he did – this boy can ACT!
Before seeing the movie, I had mainly been thinking of it as a bridge between “Twilight” saga’s “New Moon” (premiered in November ’09) and “Eclipse” (out in June ’10). And I was right – the movie can’t stand alone as its own island. It’s not that compelling. It starts off slow and sort of lacks that fundamental moment in the movie that just “gets you” and locks you in.
Rob plays a brooding college kid (Tyler) with a chip on his shoulder after the death of his brother and the general lack of interest from his businessman father. He gets in a fight early in the film and is arrested and roughed up by an NYC cop who he finds out later has a daughter. Can you say revenge f*ck? Now enter cute little blonde girl Ally (Emilie de Ravin, from Lost) and the game begins. But of course, he falls for her.
He can act AND has great co-star chemistry?!
I had my doubts that Rob would have chemistry with Emilie. Being the super geek “Twihard” that I am, it’s hard to imagine him having on-screen chemistry with anyone other than Kristen Stewart’s “Bella”. But I was really glad to see that he had great chemistry with de Ravin. Those sex scenes were HAWT! Their relationship in the film was quite believable. And with her being so tiny and him towering over her at 6’1, they made for a super cute little couple!
Like I said earlier, I was worried about his acting in this film. Unlike in “Twilight”, he has to carry this film because he’s the main character. I knew he’d have heavy dialogue with action/sex to boot! So I felt like a proud mama when he turned in a really good performance! In fact, I really liked him in this movie. Maybe because I felt like I got to know his character more than when he plays a mysterious vampire.
I won’t spoil the movie for you, but it has an unexpected ending that I didn’t like. I thought they could’ve ended it differently but I understand how the story had to make a full circle. All I’m going to say is that I had to rush home and watch “Twilight” at 10:30pm!
The main reason to see “Remember Me”
I can see how you might think this movie is one to skip based on my review. But let me tell you, your optometrist will be happy if you go see it – because it’s good for your eyes! Robert Pattinson is pure EYE CANDY CANDY CANDY in this movie! I can’t tell you how many times I had to involuntarily fan myself and take a deep breath after certain scenes. Look, the camera just looooooooves Pattinson. After the movie, I was trying to find the word to describe how good he looked to my friend and fellow movie companion, I was like: “he was more than hot, more than gorgeous --” and my friend interjects: “He was BEAUTIFUL!” And that he was, beautiful.
My other friend in attendance told me that she feels she needs to see the movie again to really understand the deeper meaning of the ending. And today in yoga, I fantasized about RPattz' face and hair and realized that I too need to see this movie again, but not because I need a deeper meaning. My eyes need more CANDY!
Have you seen “Remember Me”? If so, what did you think? If you haven’t seen it, do you plan to?
Originally posted on my blog: www.popculturejunkie.net