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Remember Me is a brilliant screenplay written by Will Fetters. Many can
oversee the underlying lessons of Remember Me and chalk it down to
being a dramatic romance, however they will have failed to see the true
meaning of Remember Me. Remember Me is a story about people like you
and I. It's a story about grief, and how everyone deals with it
differently. Robert Pattinson plays Tyler, the wounded college student
who's fighting to come to terms with his brother's death. This is Rob's
best performance yet. In Remember me he proves that he's so much more
than Edward Cullen. Pierce Brosnan, plays Charles Hawkins, the father
who buries himself in work to forget the death of his first son. Ruby
Jerins shines in the role of the artistic, often misunderstood,
youngest daughter of a family trying to cope with a tragedy that has
befallen them. The Hawkins family truly represents how death can affect
people in so many different ways and have a big impact on actions years
down the line.
Rebelling Tyler works in a bookstore, is a free student and lives with Aidan (Tate Ellington). Aidan is the much needed comical relief in Tyler's life. Behind his funny guy facade Aidan cares deeply for Tyler and tries in his own way to help Tyler get through this rough moment in his life.
Boy meets girl, Tyler meets Ally who also has her own share of grief to deal with. Ally while coping with her own grief tries to deal with her father's grief. Neil Craig (Chris Cooper) is another perfect example of how people deal with grief differently. Tyler and Ally's relationship develops and their shared grief makes Tyler realize that he is not alone, bringing them closer together. The chemistry between Tyler and Ally is great.
The entire cast of Remember Me did an amazing job in portraying the lives of these dysfunctional families. Tyler's relationship with his younger sister is so touching and sweet.
The ending packs a powerful punch that will leave you reeling and speechless. Only then will you truly understand the meaning of Remember and what this movie has to teach you.
Remember Me teaches us a powerful lesson, one we should all live by, but so often forget : "Live in the Moment".
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Based on the New York Times best-selling novel penned by Sara Gruen,
Water for Elephants is set during the Great Depression of the 1930s.
The movie plunges you into an era where travelling circuses and big
tops were all the rage. Jacob Jankowski (Pattinson,) a veterinary
student at Cornell, learns rapidly how life can change with the blink
of an eye when his parents die in an accident. Alone with nowhere to go
and no money Jacob jumps on a train, which turns out to be owned by the
Benzini Brothers, a travelling circus. First seen as an intruder by the
owner of the circus, August (cleverly played by Christoph Waltz,) his
veterinary skills quickly come in handy and help him find his own place
in the circus. When Jacob meets August's wife Marlena (played by Reese
Witherspoon,) he falls under her charm and soon has to deal with the
furious temper of a crazed husband.
Ladies and gentleman prepare to be wooed; this is Robert Pattinson like you've never seen him before. From laughter to extreme frustration, Pattinson displays a wide array of emotions, showing his worth as an actor. Witherspoon and Waltz also show their amazing Oscar winning capabilities in this movie. As a secondary character, Hal Holbrook plays the part of an older Jacob Jankowski marvellously well. In the fashion of great Hollywood love stories, the transition between "old Jacob" and "young Jacob" is cleverly played.
Water for Elephants is beautifully shot. Francis Lawrence manages to bring an entire era to life on the silver screen. You'll go through a roller-coaster of emotions, from laughter to tears. For fans of the book, you will definitely not be disappointed, the screenplay written by Richard LaGravenese, stays true to the book.
Definitely a must see! Water for Elephants is simply the most spectacular show on earth