Watching the trailer for Remember Me, an abject looking new film starring Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Pierce Brosnan and Chris Cooper, I tried to figure out what R Pattz was going for in his performance. My guess is he’s doing James Dean as channeled through James Franco, with a touch of emo Young DeNiro thrown in (that bit where he says “That’s all there is? It’s not enough” just reminds me of skinny 70s DeNiro). He’s wretched at it. He also looks funny.
Maybe there’s something in Remember Me that this trailer isn’t getting across – the cast is pretty decent and director Allen Coulter made the quite good Hollywoodland. I’ll keep hoping. Even if everything about this trailer – including the music and Emilie de Ravin’s horrible quirk of ordering dessert before dinner – tells me my hope is misplaced.