As the New Moon breaks records, attention should be brought to a trailer with a release date in March of 2010. No, not Eclipse, but rather Remember Me, a film which could legitimize Robert Pattinson as an actor and not just a Teen Beat cover boy.
Remember me is filled with an amazing cast: the impeccable, Academy Award winner Chris Cooper, Pierce Brosnan and Lena Olin. Robert is enlisted to play Tyler, a poetic misfit, who wants to be his own man but does not know how to find the path to becoming one. His father, portrayed by Brosnan, does not know what to do with him, which only leads to Tyler’s greater alienation.
Until, he meets Ally who gives him a spark at a real relationship. She is quirky as is he, so it just might be ideal. That is, until her father played by Cooper steps in as the cop who busted Tyler earlier on with whom only tensions rise between them as Tyler’s relationship with Ally grows.
Yes, this sounds like every other lost teenage romance film, with the idea of “To hell with everyone else!” This film is directed by Allen Coulter who has directed primarily television shows (as well as the very underrated Hollywoodland) but therein lies the potential strength of this film. His resume includes The Sopranos, Rome (HBO), Six Feet Under and Sex in the City. All of these shows have one major thread in common. They are very character-driven. Which is good news for Pattinson fans.
Additionally, the movie will bring together a formidable love interest in Emilie de Ravin who plays Ally. She has great charisma and shines forth on the screen. This will be a much better pairing than Robert and Kristin, screen-wise.
If the trailer is any indication, Remember Me promises to be the one film Pattinson does that will not be forgotten.
Source: Post Production Examiner