SPOILERS I already knew the ending before watching so it didn’t surprise me. But since it was supposed to be shocking, I wonder if my opinion would have changed if I hadn't known. I had originally stayed away from it, thinking it would be a cheesy romance, but it was actually pretty good. Depressing movie though. None of the characters can catch a break. Robert Pattinson surprised me and played his character well.
Having just written a term paper on the dangers of playing tragedy for shock in film, "Remember Me" should be a difficult movie for me to evaluate. It isn't. The majority of the film's runtime is concerned with delicately humanizing the eventual victims; detailing the violence is never a priority. The shock recreated here, delivered via a crippled American family, is poignant, reminiscent of a nation's bewilderment.
Not a bad film, but in reality the only thing that saved it from being a completely forgettable film, at least for me, was the ending. There is a line in the film when the brother gives the sister a book "about all these gods and goddesses who go around acting jealous and petty." And funnily enough, it rather describes most of the film as the super-rich, white family tries to work through its existentialist problems.