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Remember Me teaches us a powerful lesson, one we should all live by, but so often forget : "Live in the Moment", 23 April 2011
9/10

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".

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Water for Elephants is the Most Spectacular Show on Earth, 22 April 2011
10/10

*** 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…