April 3, 2010

Pre-Order Remember Me on DVD!

Update: I'm topping this post because I finally got to see this movie yesterday... I'd avoided spoilers as much as I can but, I gotta say, I was not prepared for that ending.
I understand the sudden twist adds to the message of the movie and gives greater meaning to the story but, having lived in NY for 5 years, I could've used some form of warning.
I thought all of the performances were great, the production was well done but I'm really surprised they didn't have to show some sort of "this film contains scenes of a particular nature" etc. It makes me worry that Summit are taking advantage of "the Rob factor" without considering the sensibilities of the audience, which may take away from the complete result... just me?!
Aaand... *end rant* :)


Now available to pre-order from Amazon on DVD and Blu-Ray!

Lol, it's not even been released in the UK yet :D

- Lorabell

29 comments:

  1. Going to go see it tomorrow... yay!!

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  2. @Alycya: Me too - finally!
    - Lorabell :D

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  3. wow! will definitely be waiting for this! i love my Tyler :)

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  4. its coming out in the uk today, i am going to watch it :)

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  5. I love this movie sooo much!!! You guys will love it too! I can't believe in the US it is already out of a lot of theaters :( The theater by me only has one showing daily at 10:00 pm! I don't get why more people did not go and see this movie. I almost feel like the whole Twilight thing actually hurt the movie. Meaning: Of course older Twifans are gonna go see it (the sex scenes are inappropriate for kids under 15,16 IMO) but non-twifans will not see it just because of Rob and Twilight. Does that make sense?
    Whatever, it's awesome. The US covered the production costs and now it's up to you, UK peeps (and the rest of the world where it's opening), to get this film making some money so it doesn't go down as major fail on Rob's resume! lol!

    The upside of it not doing so well is that we get the DVD so soon!! YAY!!!!!

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  6. I agree with Lorabell. If it hadn't been for the fact that I've read the script beforehand (I'm a sucker for spoilers), I probably would have had a wtf moment. Even though I live in Cali (literally all the way on the other side of the country) and don't know anyone related to the 9/11 incident, it still has an impact on you and is, till this day, a touchy subject. But it was still a great movie nonetheless. And Summit taking advantage of "the Rob factor" wouldn't be a surprise to me. I still think they like to milk the franchise for all it's worth. Lol. Idk, maybe I'm still mad that they've made millions from this whole franchise yet they didn't have enough money to buy a decent wig for Bella...

    Back to the point, I'm definitely buying this movie. (:

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  7. I understand your pov, but I personally liked the ending a lot. But I have to say that it was a bit off weird which it wasn't in the original script, I'm quite sad that they chnaged one big thing and that kinda made the end look a bit cheap which it wasn't at all in the original script.

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  8. @Anon: Oooh, do share? I never read the script.
    - Lorabell

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  9. @ Anon: Gahhh! YES! I was thinking that too. The original was much better.

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  10. I have heard many people talk about the 9/11 factor being a sensitive topic and perhaps explored too deeply for some. I don't think the producers realized what a significant effect this story may have on Americans. And those of us who adore Rob ANYWAYS were carried even deeper into the emotions that were evoked.
    But I agree, it was a great movie (2 hours of Rob on screen- duh!) and I've already pre-ordered it!! I also hope it makes more $$ overseas!!

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  11. @Lorabell, they changed the fact how his brother had died. In the original script they just said he died at the WTC, so you assumed that it was 9/11 but in the end when Tyler is at his father's office and talks with Janine, she wonders how old he would be now and Tyler says 23 and she says that "It's really been that long? I
    could've sworn it was..." and then Tyler says "February 26, 1993" when you realise he actually died in the bombings in '93. Then the rest is pretty much the same.

    So imo at least when you thought that his brother had died in 9/11 you already had the mindset that it was all about it, all about that grief and when it was all revealed in the end it was a total mindfuck but in the end made all the sense in the world.

    I guess they thought it would be too cruel to have them both die at WTC and also too far fetched, but I really hope they would've not changed it. Also the original scrit had a much better V/O in the end.

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  12. Yes I was shocked by ending then after thinking about it the name of movie should of given me clue to ending. I think more people would of seen movie if advertised better. It was a lot better then I thought it would be. Knew it would be good, but not that good.

    I also thought they needed to clue more parents in. Because a lot of young kids may of went to see it that should not of.

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  13. They could have put a warning of the 9/11 theme but then it would have taken away from the impact of loss at the end.

    Everyone knows that hundreds of loved ones were lost to 9/11 but the sheer heartfelt loss is hard to comprehend for those who didn't.

    You grow very close to Tyler as a human being, so when he dies so unexpectedly you feel an immense sadness (though not as strong) but enough.. that the audience at the end can at least some how comprehend the hundreds of families who have had to deal with such a loss... and that imo is what makes the film so impactful.

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  14. No way - not just you! I adored Rob in this movie and thought he did a great job. I also loved the movie itself but was really upset when I saw the end. I knew Tyler was going to die at the end but I had no idea this was how it would be. When 9/11 happened I took it REALLY hard (even though I did not have friends or family in NY). I just had a hard time dealing and I find it difficult to understand Summit's choice on this.

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  15. I just saw this today as well.Shocked and sad.
    It did bring all the feelings back from that day. I have a feeling thats why people arent rushing back to see it. Its too real. Unlike Twilight, thats fantasy.

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  16. I agree. Great movie. Can't get passed the ending.

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  17. I'm not a fan of Summit... but I think they actually managed to pull the ending off very tactfully. I think that everyone knows someone who was personally affected by 9/11, and while it's definitely a sensitive subject... it should be remembered. It was a tragic event, but there's no reason it shouldn't be done in a film (so long as it's done in a sensitive way.) Even if there was a warning at the beginning of the film, people would still find some fault with it.

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  18. Yeah, I haven't seen the film and I don't think I will. I was a 20 year old NYU student when 9/11 happened so the whole thing is just too weird for me to deal with.

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  19. @Alycya I totally agree with you!

    Throwing in a warning would completely ruin the impact of the ending. The whole point is that the incident was random and unexpected, and that's how it was portrayed in the movie. With a warning, it would have been spoiled.

    I understand that some people may be sensitive to the topic, but there are a crapton of events in history that are as horrific, and more horrific, and you can't put a warning on every single piece of art that recreates a tragic event.

    The whole thing was done very tastefully. It was an emotional movie, with an emotional ending, and I thought it was really well done.

    Plus, sex scenes with Rob? Yes please.

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  20. Rosalie wig win!
    http://fuckyeahtwilight.tumblr.com/post/467224918/from-the-wal-mart-exclusive-new-moon-dvd

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  21. I think it was handled just right...and if you look closely, there is a clue. I just saw the movie yesterday and all of my friends were very good to me to NOT spoiler me.

    But in the last scene when Tyler's in the elevator, you can see the display counting off the floors. 85, 86, 87, 88...When I saw that I *KNEW* he had to be in the Twin Towers. Considering the also, that movie began during school season, went through to the summer, and then school had started again. I was able to put it all together & realize what day it was.

    Although, I expected it to be Tyler AND his father in there. But none of this lowered the emotional impact for me. I'm just kinda sluethy ;)

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  22. I saw it today, only 9 of us in the theatre though, thought it would be busier. Anyway i knew about the ending but it didn't spoil it, it made it even more sad, i was crying like a baby!

    Lovely Film.

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  23. I want to see it so bad....even though i dont like rob pattison......im more of a Taylor Lautner Kinda Person.... But it Looks pretty good!!!!

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  24. There is also a major clue (giveaway?) about the timing in the beginning. The scene with Ally and her mom at the subway is marked as 1991 and then when they flash to present it says "10 years later." A little math and the labor day holiday lets you know what is about to happen.

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  25. I totally agree with Alycya!

    I was so not expecting that ending and did not see it coming ( I thought something would happen to his little sis). It just made me remember what did happen that day and that Tyler could have been any one of those poor people who lost their life and this could have been their story. And to be honest I hadn't thought about 9/11 for quite a while and this movie made me stop and remember, and feel that loss that friends and family of the people who perished are still feeling to this day. And I think that's a good thing... to remember them.

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  26. I have so much I want to say so I am going to have to break my comment down into several different posts...Here goes post #1...thanks for listening.

    Hello everyone…sorry for the length of this post; I apologize in the beginning. Please understand I think we all have our own opinions and ideas of how we should be left feeling after being touched or untouched by something we’ve apparently become so passionate about – whether real or fictional. With that said I have to say that after seeing this highly anticipated movie when it hit the theatres here in the states on release day that I personally left the theatre wanting to scream, cry and shout WTF was that I just watched. Even though going into the movie I knew the story line and some other pertinent key points I kept asking myself would I have went to see this movie if Robert Pattinson was not playing the role of Tyler. And, would so many be pushing the fact that it is a “must see” film with someone of lesser fame at the moment. Again, please try to understand what I am trying to say and that I sincerely do not want to cause conflict with anyone who loves everything about this movie. I have grown quite fond of Rob in a short period of time and hope the feelings continue for many films to come.

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  27. Continued - Post #2...

    For me I’ve never left a movie before feeling as if I wanted to slit my own wrist – I was so depressed and felt so nauseated that I stayed glued in my seat for a minute or two in the theatre. Later as I proceeded into the lobby, not really feeling anything, there were 5 other people who came out with the same dazed and confused look. Here were six strangers standing together staring at each other until one started to converse about the movie. One-by-one we all were able to discuss the pros and cons of our feelings and the message the movie was supposed to have delivered. We concluded it did deliver some good key human emotions about lessons to be learned in life, tragedies we must face sometimes, and then those stepping stones placed in our lives to help us to the next level of our journey. However, how many other movies produced have done the same just without the momentarily famed Rob. Again, I asked myself the question if it were another actor would people be so outraged over the many negative comments this movie has gotten and the somewhat horrible ratings and would I be feeling so terribly guilty for hating the movie.

    As I finally walked away from the theatre I had this bizarre thought of how I would love to have Rob in front of me right then and there to simply ask him one or two things: WHY – WHAT WAS THAT ALL ABOUT AND PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME SO I CAN UNDERSTAND THIS TERRIBLE FEELING I AM HAVING RIGHT NOW – PLEASE MAKE IT GO AWAY! Reality check – the good Lord knows this scenario is not going to happen even though to make it easier he could have his “pint” and I could have my “Grey Goose”. I’m a pretty laid-back girl who likes to fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants at times…LOL…so he would be safe! Hypothetically, again Rob talk to me and tell me why this script was so important. Movies are ART right and are supposed to tell a story, but we all have tragedy is our lives at one point and what was made to look like a happy romantic drama was definitely not!” Very deceiving to me personally.

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  28. Continued - Post #3...

    Believe me I want to always be fond of what Rob does and to understand the passion and power he apparently wants to display as an actor, but as brilliant as Tyler was I just did not feel it. And, as far as Emilie goes I think we all could have acted just as well having Rob standing in front of us. Is it harsh and ridiculous to want to understand? I as one of your adoring fans who loves’ the quirky mannerisms you have and overwhelmingly sweet emotions you seem to ooze so much just desires to understand. Anyway, after snapping out of my bizarre thoughts and laughing to myself I finally realized that reality bites and I would have a better chance of getting hit by lightening than any real time discussion with Rob himself…LOL!

    So in conclusion after downing two glasses of wine as fast as I could and sitting in the quite of my home in the wee hours of the morning I thought to myself was this movie supposed to make us think, to make us realize that happiness can come out of tragedy, or that in the end it all comes down to one word, GRACE - it’s how you accept good luck and bad luck, the darkness and the light.

    I really just want to discuss the movie from every angle. Thanks for listening to me and if I’ve upset anyone I am sorry…C

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  29. @ C- You weren't kidding about a long post! lol! I totally get how you were feeling (not the slit my own wrists part however) and had a lot of those same emotions when it was over. I just stared at my husband with an "OMG" face (I was spoiler free). And to be honest, initially, I had to convince myself I liked the movie. I just couldn't stop thinking about it and I started loving it more and more as time passed. By the next day I was telling everyone to go see it and how great it was. See, I like movies that aren't always "kisses and cake" at the end. Some people don't and they would hate this movie then! I always go to rottentomatoes.com to hear what the "people" think (I rarely agree with the critics) and RM has an 80% (80% of people liked this movie), which is definitely a "SEE IT" in my book. And one more thing: I would like this movie even if Rob wasn't in it! Honest!

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