Remember Me: Life is Short!

I was skimming through movies on Netflix last weekend and came upon Remember Me. I had never seen it before and Netflix suggested that I would like it, so… I watched it. In this movie Robert Pattinson plays Tyler, a22-year-old dead beat slowly working his way through college.

My Favorite Parts of the Movie:

I appreciated a lot of the screen writing in this movie. There was a pretty prominent Gandhi quote at the beginning of the movie that really caused me to get wrapped up in the movie and delayed me from doing the laundry:

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Ghandi quote from Remember Me. Provided by Weheartit.com

The fact that the main character was 22 (or turning 22 anyway) was also attractive. I am currently 22, about to graduate, and don’t really have any clue as to what I am going to do next with my life. One of the hardest things about being a human being is finding meaning in life. I often find myself feeling fairly useless as a college student struggling to even learn the ropes of life.

I really enjoyed the main character’s relationship with his little sister as well. It is not very often that movies portray a close relationship between siblings, let alone one between a 22-year-old male and a 12-year-old female. It might not have portrayed the healthiest of relationships, but what relationship is perfect?

RememberMe Picture from NYTimes
RememberMe Picture from NYTimes

This brings us to the main theme of the movie: the fact that life is short, so you might as well love the people around you before your life ends.

Remember Me Quote from Pinterest
Remember Me Quote from Pinterest

The love story behind the whole movie was entertaining. My favorite line from Tyler’s love interest Ally, portrayed by actress Emilie de Ravin, was about eating dessert first:

Ally: I just don’t see the point in waiting. I mean, what if I die while eating my entree?

Tyler: Is that probable?

Ally: It’s possible. What if I choke? What if an asteroid come hurling down onto the restaurant?… I’ll tell you what, if you swear on your eternal soul that I’ll make it through my entree, then I’ll wait. But before you answer, consider that if something does happen, you’ll have to live the rest of your life knowing that not only did you lie to me, but you denied of my one last indulgence. Are you prepared to shoulder that kind of responsibility?

Ally Craig Picture from MovieClips.com
Ally Craig Picture from MovieClips.com

Ally also calls Tyler weird right after their first kiss. I think she is my favorite.

Cons:

Like many Hollywood movies though, living like life is short apparently involves having a very intense physical relationship with another person. I personally did not really appreciate Tyler’s roommate’s crude humor either.

Recommended For:

Watch this movie if you liked Robert Pattinson in Twilight (he definitely has some brooding Edward-like moments) or if you are a dedicated Romantic Movie fan, but not if you are offended by overly affectionate young couples or pretty nasty roommates.

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