Kristen Stewart has proved she has versatility outside the “Twilight” universe already in films like “Into the Wild” and “Adventureland.” Now it’s Robert Pattinson’s turn show the world whether or not he can shine in a role other than Edward Cullen.
Pattinson has had a fare share of offbeat roles in indies like “How to Be” and “Little Ashes,” but “Remember Me” marks his first mainstream foray outside the “Twilight” films since “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” In the romantic drama, Pattinson plays Tyler, a rebellious college student trying to move on following a family tragedy. He forges a connection with the free-spirited Ally (Emilie de Ravin), a classmate living through a family tragedy of her own.
Naturally the two fall in love in what seems like a melodramatic “Love Story” or “The Way We Were” type of way. But I’ve heard rumblings from some early reviews that have popped up online that “Remember Me” is actually more of a relationship and family drama that merely a love story. The trailers have probably been playing up the love story aspect to appeal to Pattinson’s “Twilight” fans. Some reviews have said it’s just a bunch of mush, while others I’ve read have said film actually turns out to be pretty poignant thanks in part to an unexpected ending.
Personally, I hope “Remember Me” does go beyond a typical romantic drama. I want to see Pattinson push himself and not be stuck getting typecast as a swoon-worthy romantic lead forever. Stewart’s done a great job of picking some challenging projects lately, and I hope Pattinson will follow suit.
But just a warning to anyone who may be interested in seeing this film who isn’t a “Twilight” fan — the first teaser trailer for “Eclipse,” the third “Twilight” installment, is set to debut before “Remember Me,” so be prepared for lots of screaming girls.
Also starring Chris Cooper, Emilie de Ravin and Pierce Brosnan, “Remember Me” hits theaters March 12. Check out a few clips from the film below.
Source: Trailer Addict
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