Remember Me is a brilliant screenplay written by Will Fetters. Many can oversee the underlying lessons of Remember Me and chalk it down to being a dramatic romance, however they will have failed to see the true meaning of Remember Me. Remember Me is a story about people like you and I. It’s a story about grief, and how everyone deals with it differently. Robert Pattinson plays Tyler, the wounded college student who’s fighting to come to terms with his brother’s death. This is Rob’s best performance yet. In Remember me he proves that he’s so much more than Edward Cullen. Pierce Brosnan, plays Charles Hawkins, the father who buries himself in work to forget the death of his first son. Ruby Jerins shines in the role of the artistic, often misunderstood, youngest daughter of a family trying to cope with a tragedy that has befallen them. The Hawkins family truly represents how death can affect people in so many different ways and have a big impact on actions years down the line.
Rebelling Tyler works in a bookstore, is a free student and lives with Aidan (Tate Ellington). Aidan is the much needed comical relief in Tyler’s life. Behind his funny guy facade Aidan cares deeply for Tyler and tries in his own way to help Tyler get through this rough moment in his life.
Boy meets girl, Tyler meets Ally who also has her own share of grief to deal with. Ally while coping with her own grief tries to deal with her father’s grief. Neil Craig (Chris Cooper) is another perfect example of how people deal with grief differently. Tyler and Ally’s relationship develops and their shared grief makes Tyler realize that he is not alone, bringing them closer together. The chemistry between Tyler and Ally is great.
The entire cast of Remember Me did an amazing job in portraying the lives of these dysfunctional families. Tyler’s relationship with his younger sister is so touching and sweet.
The ending packs a powerful punch that will leave you reeling and speechless. Only then will you truly understand the meaning of Remember and what this movie has to teach you.
Remember Me teaches us a powerful lesson, one we should all live by, but so often forget : “Live in the Moment”.