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More REMEMBER ME / Robert Pattinson Reviews

More REMEMBER ME / Robert Pattinson Reviews

member Me Photos: Robert Pattinson, Allen Coulter, Emilie de Ravin (top); Pierce Brosnan, Ruby Jerins (middle); Chris Cooper, Emilie de Ravin (bottom)


We got a huge response to the Remember Me review snippets posted yesterday. So, here are a few more culled today from various publications. Starring Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin, Remember Me was directed by Allen Coulter from a screenplay by Will Fetters. Also in the cast: Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper, and Lena Olin.

"Consensus: Its leads are likeable, but Remember Me suffers from an overly maudlin script and a borderline offensive final twist." Rotten Tomatoes

"Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson seems to have found a better vehicle for his angst-ridden style of acting. Those who relish him as a lovesick bloodsucker will surely take issue, but until Remember Me, his best acting job was as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Pattinson was woefully miscast as Salvador Dali in last year’s Little Ashes, but playing a contemporary, brooding and lost young man in Remember Me shows that he has more range than is visible in his one-dimensional role as a sexy vampire." Claudia Puig in USA Today.

"Anything can happen at any time. The quote ‘life is full of surprises’ is a popular one because it’s true, and it’s not often in filmmaking a movie is able to capture the essence of that quote and give it true meaning. Remember Me manages to do just that, using well developed characters in a story that, admittedly, is rather generic. But the story is only a starting point as first-time screenwriter Will Fetters and director Allen Coulter (Hollywoodland) are much more interested in the idea of living your life to the fullest because you never know what’s around the corner, which ultimately outshines the relatively simple and predominately cliched plot." Brad Brevet at Rope of Sillicon.

"There’s an insult-to-injury quality to a plain bad movie with a ’seize the day’ message (Remember Me’s tagline: ‘Live in the Moments’), which heckles you with all the other things you should or could be doing while you’re marking time waiting on the credits, wondering if the movie will ever end. Well, it does—oh, mama, does it ever, with a crazy long bomb heave toward epochal significance. (Far be it from me to spoil the surprise; let’s just say Robert Pattinson dies in 9/11.)" Nick Pinkerton in the LA Weekly.

"Remember Me represents Robert Pattinson’s attempt to prove he can do more than sparkle like a faux vampire, but the case he presents is not convincing. He spends most of the movie trying to channel James Dean. Dean may have been overrated, but he had talent, charisma, and swagger. Pattison seems to lack the first two qualities and he may be faking the third. (Although that, in and of itself, would be a form of acting.) He spends most of this movie brooding, which allows him to work on his scowl. To be fair, some of Pattinson’s low-key scenes with his female co-star, Lost’s Emilie de Ravin (who is delightful) are nicely done, but the actor fails to impress when sharing the screen with the likes of Chris Cooper and Pierce Brosnan. The word ‘lightweight’ seems entirely appropriate as a description of this leading man." James Berardinelli at Reel Views.

"Solid romantic dramas are precious these days. Few and far between, like something on the verge of extinction. Rarity like that breeds cynicism, especially when the merits of a “solid romantic drama” are decided by some of the most cynical people in the entire world – movie critics. So it is that despite the middling reviews and unnecessarily cult-like Robert Pattinson fandom, Remember Me, directed by the very capable Allen Coulter (Hollywoodland), is a simple, well-made love story about two young, tortured souls and the families that torture them." Dan Mecca at The Film Stage.

"Family tragedy, cruel twists of fate, and wild gesticulations from Pattinson, de Ravin, Brosnan, and, as Ally’s father, Chris Cooper , fuse into a turbulent storm of angst. Shot in New York and keen on the details of the city’s social order (rich and privileged Manhattanites, Queens working-class members, what-me-worry? college kids), Remember Me is charged up with stormy melodrama. Pattinson’s various fan contingents should eat it up, and if you don’t like the fact that his Tyler dude is pulling on those cigarettes, he promises he’s going to quit." Steven Rea at the Philadelphia Inquirer.

"In spite of the script, Pattinson reveals himself as an actor of subtlety now that he has assumed mortal form. It’s plain that there’s a mind powering all that angst. I just hope that he soon finds a better picture than this one. I was almost coming round to it but its gratuitously tacked-on ending put paid to that impulse." Sandra Hall in the Sydney Morning Herald.

And finally…

"It sounds like you intended to hate it from the get go. You couldn’t be more wrong. Both my husband and i enjoyed Remember Me. We are in our 40’s, not 14 Twi-hards. We were both deeply affected. It was refreshingly different. My husband actually got teary-eyed and that NEVER happens. i applaud the entire cast who did an outstanding job. Robert Pattinson gave a great performance. The ending was powerfully and respectfully addressed. We found it very moving. The pace was good, the violence was not gratuitous. The relationships were believable and the dialog credible. It made me laugh and cry which is the sign of a great movie." "Lydia" writing in response to a brief and highly negative review at Current Movie Reviews.

Photos: Remember Me (Myles Aronowitz / Summit Entertainment)


Remember Me Saturday 3/13/10

Some of you may have heard about RM Saturday, but those of you that maybe haven't...

Remember Me Saturday is a fan-based campaign to support of Rob, his fellow cast members and all the people who worked on Remember Me. The campaign is asking that you bring family, friends, anyone and everyone you know out to see Remember Me in theaters, on Saturday, March 13, 2010.

By having as many fans as possible see the movie on Saturday, we'd not only be helping make the movie a success this weekend. But we'd also be making a bigger statement about the power of this fandom and our overall support for Rob, in his first big project since (and outside of) The Twilight Saga.

Not sure if you can make the campaign, but still want to help? Help spread the news about Remember Me Saturday, via your Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, text/email friends, etc.... Just talk about it. No promotion of this event is too big nor small.

For more information on this campaign, you can visit the Remember Me Saturday blog, or follow their Twitter account @RMSaturday.


Robert Pattinson's autographed guitar will be auctioned off for LA charity The Midnight Mission


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Lady Antebellum takes Number One spot on Billboard's Top 200 Better known for his acting work as Twilight's Edward Cullen, Robert Pattinson also has a passion for music. He's had a two songs on a Twilight soundtrack, but has spent most of his time focusing on his acting career, despite his desire to release his own album. So it's no surprise to find out that at the end of last year he was spotted strumming vintage guitars at Norman's Rare Guitars in Tarzana. Owner Norman Harris couldn't help but recognize just who was playing the vintage Fender Telecaster, and struck up a conversation with Pattinson. Although the actor is known for his shyness and reluctance to sign autographs, he agreed to lend his name to a good cause.

Norman Harris has long been associated with The Midnight Mission charity in Los Angeles, an organization that provides basic necessities to the homeless, including counseling, education, training and job placement across the greater Los Angeles basin. Harris' shop is frequented by celebrities, and he has previously organized benefit concerts with Tom Petty, Richie Sambora, Jackson Browne, Los Lobos and REO Speed Wago.

Pattinson autographed the Fender and posed for a photo with it, proving its authenticity. Norman's shop held onto the guitar until recently, when Harris decided to list it on eBay to correspond with the release date of Pattinson's latest film, Remember Me. Timing the auction just right will result in more money raised for The Midnight Mission. Look for the guitar to pop up on eBay later today.


Robert Pattinson Recalls 'Most Stupid Thing' He Did For 'Remember Me'

By Larry Carroll

Happy "Remember Me" day, everybody! But before you head to the theater to see Robert Pattinson in his first post-Edward Cullen solo project, be sure to read on for part two of our MTV Radio's interview with him for RPattz's thoughts on the film, the scenes that he found hardest to shoot and the dumbest thing he ever did.

MTV: Your character Tyler has some issues with anger, being tormented and especially his parents. Do you have any kind of new insight into why teenagers rebel like this?

Robert Pattinson: I knew a lot of teens who were troubled, and then you meet their families and you're like, "I don't know what his problem is." The families always seem really nice and supportive, and it's just this unknown. You have this energy, and you don't know where to place it. I think the reason why [Tyler] has a problem with his father and not his mother is that he knows his mother isn't strong enough to take it. If he started attacking her, she'd just break. His father is still a fighter, so he's always going to fight against him.

MTV: The movie seems very realistic in its depiction of NYU students — how much did shooting in New York with real locations help?

Pattinson: I always thought about the apartment. If this is just a typical NYU student's apartment — living in the East Village in this really nice apartment — I always thought that was a bit much. It's like a million-dollar apartment! It did help. Annoyingly, I couldn't spend as much time as I thought I could [researching the role].

MTV: Why not?

Pattinson: Before I went to New York, I thought it'd be really easy; I could hang out there and pick up on a lot of New Yorkers' mannerisms and things. But it ended up being more of a circus than I thought it was going to be.

MTV: Was it harder getting into character with all the craziness surrounding you during the shoot?

Pattinson: Kind of. At the beginning it was. But then, halfway through, I had an epiphany, and then I was fine. It's just a matter of learning how to block things out. At the beginning, it was just driving me insane. Especially with a character that's lost and supposed to be looking for [answers] all the time — and you can't look up, because then all the [paparazzi] shutters accelerate. You can't smile, you can't behave normally. You just have to be more disciplined about it.

MTV: Do you think your "Little Ashes" performance as Salvador Dalí was harmed a bit because people couldn't look at you and not think Edward Cullen?

Pattinson: I think it was. I mean, I shot it before "Twilight," but I think people do judge things differently after the "Twilight"s. But there's nothing you can really do about that. I do take it into account more now than I used to. But during the Dalí thing, when I was doing it, I didn't think anyone was ever going to see it! It's a very different place to be at when you think you're making a movie which no one is ever going to see. I mean, you're not afraid to experiment with things.

MTV: So knowing that you were famous and people would see "Remember Me," do you feel like you were able to give the film your all?

Pattinson: I don't know. I don't really know what my all is. I think I always felt very connected to it, right from the beginning when I read the script.

MTV: A lot of the anger in the film comes from your relationship with your dad, played by Pierce Brosnan. In real life, do you have a good relationship with your father?

Pattinson: My relationship with my dad is the opposite. The part was written as much more controlling, arrogant — and Pierce seems like a nice guy, so he just read the character as not a horrible man; he's not a monster. It completely changes the relationship Tyler has with him. You're looking at a [father] who you know the audience is going to be thinking, "He's all right," which I thought was quite interesting. It's this guy's rebellion against nothing. You're just attacking someone because you know they can be attacked, and he's going to keep standing afterwards. Pierce was great.

MTV: Did you enjoy the fight scenes? Is it very different than acting with words?

Pattinson: Yes, I loved it. It's completely different. I never do stuff like that, so it was quite cathartic.

MTV: Was it daunting doing those scenes with Oscar winner Chris Cooper?

Pattinson: Yeah. I don't know how I'd feel if I had any fighting back to do. I just continually get beaten up by him. [Laughs.] It's hard, especially being strangled. It's difficult to look like what's actually happening. You're doing it [for the camera] as well, so it's like you're being strangled but nothing really happens. You're just standing there, experimenting with myself. I don't really know what the face is like for someone getting strangled.

MTV: Were you hurt in that particular scene? Because it's very convincing.

Pattinson: No, not at all. But I did hurt myself in a scene they cut out, where I flipped out. [In the scene] I walked into a big confrontation and ended up getting completely destroyed by your competitor. I was doing this thing, hitting myself afterwards in a spur-of-the-moment thing, which they cut out of the movie. But I kept hitting myself so hard. I was in so much pain for the rest of the shoot. It was the most stupid thing I've ever done.


Robert Pattinson Details An Intense 'Remember Me' Take Left On The Cutting Room Floor

by Terri Schwartz in Movie News, Twilight Forever!, Videos


In case you were too wrapped up in the hype of the "Eclipse" trailer to remember the film it was supposed to debut before, "Remember Me" hits theaters today. And while you might be preferring your Robert Pattinson served pale and ice cold, the hot-blooded hunk took a minute to chat with MTV about not being Edward Cullen.

"I feel like I'm missing out on something, but it's a relief not having all that makeup on," Rob said about not playing the role that made him a star. When asked how it feels to not be biting someone, he joked, "I bit people in this!"

We're assuming he is referring to the number of fight scenes that ensue in the movie and his character Tyler's many unprovoked acts of violence.

"The violence and things, the way his violence comes out, it's illogical and it's not against legitimate targets," Rob said of his character's actions. "I related to that when you have a spasm of rage, it goes almost every time through the wrong target and causes more problems. It's better to keep it chained up."

There is one scene in particular where he goes nuts in a school room trying to defend the honor of his little sister (Ruby Jerins). Rob shared that there was one take of that scene that couldn't be included because he got a little bit too violent.

"There was one take of that they had to cut out, because it looked like I'd not only be in jail for vandalism, but for child abuse as well!," he recalled. "I spun the desk around and the desk fell over, and [the girl] literally ran away out of the classroom! I was supposed to continue on with the scene, but I was like, 'Oh my God, I'm actually going to get arrested!' She looked absolutely terrified afterward."

In many ways, Rob can relate to the idea of being bullied in grade school, because he shared that he himself had been bullied when he was younger.

"I was a bit of an idiot," he shared. "After I first started acting and I liked to behave like an actor or what I thought was an actor, it generally provoked a lot of people into hitting me."