Okay, I just watched the movie "Remember Me". I don't know that I would have admitted it to anyone - it stars Robert Pattinson and Pierce Brosnan and that blonde from LOST - except for the fact that I feel so betrayed. I can't remember the last time a movie did this to me. ARGH!
So it's a drama - full of conflict and brooding (just what you would expect from the guy who played Edward in Twilight). The movie follows a pretty predictable road and everything is looking up. It is time for resolution and Tyler (Pattinson) smiles for the first time in the movie. I was emotionally geared for a happy ending.
Then it happened. As quickly and easily as a camera pan across a blackboard I was sent reeling and felt literally knots in my stomach. All of a sudden it became clear that the purpose of the movie, the true subject/theme was not at all what I thought. I had been set up for over an hour to communicate something in the last ten minutes. They achieved everything they intended and it was powerful.
So, there you go. I feel better. I need to walk and breathe.
Maybe a bowl of ice cream. . .
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Now that I think about it, hopelessness and the perceived meaninglessness of life was the pervasive theme of the whole thing. It was awful. Don't ever watch it. Seriously.