In the film, directed by Allen Coulter ("Hollywoodland"), Pattinson plays a self-destructive, poetic 21-year-old who quotes Gandhi in voiceover, makes love to Sigur Ros and (understandably) can't be moved to laughter by "American Pie 2."
Long before the big reveal ending, one begins to feel "Remember Me" is romanticizing — even fetishizing — tragedy.
He has unmistakable screen presence, but he pours it on thickly and self-consciously.
Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content, language and smoking. Running time: 113 minutes. Two stars out of four.
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