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Remember Me

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Dark, disturbing romance not for Twilight's preteen fans.

Movie PG-13 2010 128 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 13+

Great movie

This was a great movie. I’ve watched it several times. Robert Pattinson is fantastic.
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age 13+


The first time I watched this film, I was 16. It brought me to tears and helped me to cope through a difficult time in my life. I was in the fourth grade when the climax of this film took place in reality. It's a film with a very deep zen lesson. It deals with love, death, and family trouble. It deals with relationships and taught me to not take the actions in my life for granted. It is one of my favorite films that is based off of a life that could potentially have been reality in our actual world. The opposite of Twilight in my opinion. Twilight was a fantasy romance film. This film is not a fantasy film. It's very connected to potential realities, makes for more logic. When families face loss sometimes it's hard for families to stay close, and continue to make memories, but this film shows families working through difficulties even if it's not completely peaceful all the time. I think it's a beautiful touching message.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19 ):
Kids say (41 ):

This is a confusing film; it's not difficult to understand, but it doesn't gel together as anything deeper than a shockingly gimmicky treatise on violence. It is not, despite what the trailers depict, just a romance, although there are romantic scenes thanks to the attractive leads. REMEMBER ME is more of a self-indulgent rumination on how various forms of violence and grief change people, from the intimate acts of suicide and a daughter's slap in the face to a cold-blooded murder and the collective horror of a terrorist attack. Unfortunately for viewers, director Allen Coulter and screenwriter Will Fetters don't have much of a vision other than building up to the shocking final 10 minutes, which, while gasp-inducing is a manipulative and unnecessary stunt.

Clearly Pattinson has practiced the brooding, downward gazing look of gorgeous young introverts. But as hard as Pattinson tries to sulk and simmer, cigarette in hand, he doesn't have the same edge as say Ryan Gosling or the late Heath Ledger or even his co-star de Ravin (for proof watch her fabulously creepy turn as Claire on Lost's final season). Pattinson isn't quite believable when he's punching a guy into a pulp or menacing a schoolgirl who made fun of his little sister. Of the two parent-child subplots, the de Ravin-Cooper relationship is so much better acted and developed. Brosnan, on the other hand, sports one of the worst Noo-Yawk accents ever captured on film, and as a result is hard to take seriously. The most entertaining supporting player is definitely Ellington as Pattinson's humorously verbose, jerk of a roommate. He is welcome, if at times annoying, comic relief.

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