It’s rare for a movie to completely derail in the final five minutes, but that’s exactly what happens to director Allen Coulter and screenwriter Will Fetters’ romantic drama Remember Me
The movie opens in 1991 on a New York subway platform where two muggers shoot a woman to death in front of her 11-year-old daughter. Cut to ten years later, where we meet Tyler Hawkins (Robert Pattinson), a college-age trust-fund slacker who audits classes at NYU and works at a bookstore. One night he sees someone get attacked in an alley, and he’s compelled to fight off the attacker. When the cops show up, Tyler lips off to Sgt. Neil Craig (Chris Cooper), prompting ...