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Will ‘Remember Me’ Be Favorably Memorable For Movie Goers?
March 12, 2010, 5:08 pm
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Robert Pattinson rocketed to the top of Hollywood’s A list after his breakout role as Edward Cullen, a vampire with a heart of gold, in the “Twilight” films. Fans (especially the ladies) love him, but the question remains: Can he carry a movie that doesn’t feature bloodsucking studs? “Remember Me” is his chance.

Reviews are mixed-to-negative. Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter was clearly impressed with the film and with Pattinson’s performance. Mr. Honeycutt calls the film “a strong romantic drama in which Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin really shine.” Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times also gives the movie a favorable review. The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist gives the film three out of four stars, calling it “a well-made movie.” Ebert continues, “I cared about the characters. I felt for them.”

Entertainment Weekly’s Lisa Schwarzbaum would have to disagree with Ebert’s assessment. Strongly disagree. Giving the movie a “D+,” the critic calls “Remember Me” a “shameless contraption of ridiculously sad things befalling attractive people.” Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe is even harsher. The movie, he argues, “crassly repurposes tragedy to excuse its cliches.” Morris’ ranking: half a star out of four.

Will you see Remember Me this weekend?

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