A chance for teenage girls to drool over a human Robert Pattinson (as opposed to the vampire one in the Twilight movies), this New York-set romantic drama works really well for most of its running time, but then loses itself in an awkward finale. It’s still well worth a look, however, as Pattinson gives his best performance to date as Tyler, a rebellious rich college kid who has a strained relationship with his father (Brosnan) following his parents’ divorce and his older brother’s suicide.
Dared by a pal to ask out Ally (Lost’s de Ravin) on a date, Tyler is surprised to find himself falling in love with a girl who has issues of her own (Ally’s mum was murdered on a subway platform in front of her, dad is a tough cop from working class Queens). So will the mismatched couple find a way to make it work? Will Tyler resolve his problems with his dad? And will Ally find out that Tyler originally asked her out as revenge after her father arrested him?
These dramas are played out against a sunny city backdrop, making this as much a love letter to a world-weary New York as a romance between two very pretty people. Make sure you have the tissues handy.
Is Remember Me suitable for kids? Here are our parents’ notes...
Nothing scary for teens, but parents of younger teens should note this does have love scenes (though no nudity).
Younger viewers may also be upset by the scene depicting Ally’s mother’s murder.
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