As you will of course have gathered by now I am rarely left in a position where words are difficult for me to find let alone express, but after two virtually back to back viewings of Remember Me yesterday that is exactly where I found myself. I needed time to consider and contemplate my response to this movie on many levels.
First off, yes thanks for the warning Mr P, this is not a romantic chic flick, and nor does it press the many buttons we are used to having pressed [although you can press my buttons any time mate]. I wondered also at the 12A rating due to the complexity of content and the contained messages but maybe that was just me. Over both viewings both screens were full but the responses within the screen were very different as the earlier was full of 12+ yr olds and a couple of single men, who spent most of the time laughin at the sexii bits and sighing over Rob, the 12 yrs olds that was of course. In the second screening there were many couples and overall a higher age range and the interaction with the movie was very different indeed.
Onto the movie itself, I will not post any spoilers here as we have some followers going today for the first time. This movie is about life, loss, family breakdown, communication, grief, relationships, love, laughter, committment, healing and acceptance. It is a journey that takes you to a conclusion that you do not want but which was and can be a fact of life. It is thought provoking and asks you to evaluate your own relationsips to ensure you have done with each and every one of them what you need to do to 'live in the moments'.
The acting was solid as were the sex scenes [back freckles galore, sex gruntin, steamy stuff my friends], with good performances from all the cast, I especially loved the relationships which form the basis for this movie. Rob and Ruby's relationship is tender, protective, safe and empathetic a real pleasure to be part of. And have to say this, I think I might be developing an unhealthy interest in angry rob [yes please]. As much as I love Pierce I do have a Mamma Mia complex that I find difficult to get away from now when I watch him, but my word he was assertive in the boardroom scene and the audience loved that .
As for Rob, I saw Tyler and not Edward, and I liked what I saw, if he takes on challenging and interesting future roles then he will have a long and rewarding career, if he chooses to continue it of course. I did see his constipation face on at least 1 occasion so am satisfied this is a Robism and not an Edwardism so I can live with that, many of our most successful actors have their own isms and it is part of their attraction.
So if today is your first time, or if yesterday was your first time, go again, you will need multiple viewings to appreciate that which is Remember Me, myself I am off again tonight to the 9.00pm showing!!
I would like to thank people involved in getting Remember Me onto our screens, it can't have been an easy feat as this is not what you would consider to be a monster block buster or rom com with huge names to ensure success even if movie is pants. It is a considered message about life, and how we need to take time to ensure it is how we want it to be before it is too late to do anything about it.