In the film - Remember Me - Robert Pattinson's character (swoon) quotes Gandhi.
"Whatever you do in life will be insignificant. But, you have to do it."
Unfortunately, in one respect, I don't believe that is true.
There are many individuals who will will achieve something significant in their lifetime.
That's why the Almighty brought them into the world to walk the face of this mortal coil.
On the other hand, it may be true that nothing significant was accomplished in the afore-mentioned feature film, starring a popular heart-throb (Twilight actor Pattinson) and former night-time TV series actor (Pierce Brosnan).
In view of that, and for good reason, it may have been more prudent to have shelfed the script with the aim of mining fresher territory.
Remember Me is not all bad, though. Just mostly.
It is difficult, for instance, to imagine that the puzzle-like melodramas that dove-tailed so neatly as they unfolded on the silver screen were ever based in reality (so far-fetched and ludicrous are the notions that stretch out in a sticky cobweb everywhere ensnaring all within its treacherous reach).
However, there are moments when the drama sparks with such intensity that the filmgoer can't help but be drawn in.
In those scenes - both Brosnan and Pattinson - managed to stretch their acting muscles admirably.
Were these scenes just a fluke, or did the overall impact of the message (and credibility of the potboiler) falter because of a lack of talent on the part of the scriptwriter (or was it a case of too many cooks spoiling the broth)?
In a nutshell, too ambitious!
If the producers had trimmed the fat, Remember Me, might have been a love story (on a myriad of insightful levels) that was fondly worth recalling.
Instead, the memory will go out with the morning trash.
The eye-candy factor played well, though.
Not surprisingly, single women dashed into the theatre (almost breathless) anxious to plunk down in their comfy seats for an up-close-and-personal rendez-vous with their flavor of the month.
Pattinson didn't disappoint.
The carefully-selected wardrobe lent an air of danger - but not so much so - that pubescent young girls (the foundation of his fan base) felt threatened.
In Remember Me, fans will have to grapple with a bad-boy persona, though.
Yeah, the dude smokes like a chimney, swigs the ale down like a drunken sailor, and dives in for unprotected sex without nary a thought.
I wonder if his dance card is full this weekend?
Guys eat him up, too.
Something about rough trade, I guess!
By the way, there is a twist at the end, which will send you for a loop.
Ah, life's ironies.
In the final analysis, Remember Me is a Greek tragedy, lifted from the history books.
heart-throb cleans up yummy!