Very rarely has a film left me so utterly speechless.. & I’ve been speechless for the last hour or so contemplating what I just witnessed.. Let me first start out by saying that ‘Remember me’ is an unexpectedly, amazing, unpredictable film. One of the best I’ve seen. A film that feels so real, so genuine you can’t help but be engaged. If I was to give anything away about it, it would completely ruin the experience of seeing this film & simply not knowing what’s coming is the film’s brilliance in delivery. It’s a small story about seriously flawed individuals trying to deal with love, loss & life. Gosh.. I’m so tempted to spoil it but I won’t.
What ‘Remember Me’ accomplishes with its riveting, no-holds-barred storytelling & it’s brilliant final sequence is a feat rarely, if ever, attempted so tastefully. It connects us with so many aspects of our reality, our own world, & our own history, that many of us try not to face. It forces us to examine what certain significant events mean in the progression of our lives & the lives of our families & friends. It examines how we relate to one another in both the simplest & most complex of our relationships. It ties our daily lives together with the unexpected, which is something that is often unavoidable whether we are prepared for it or not. & it provides us with some insight as to how to deal with our hardships in life. It doesn’t give us all the answers, as no film or book or story of any kind could ever do, but it certainly inspires us to ask the tough questions..
A film that deserves to be seen, a film that should be seen if only to remind us of so many things that we take for granted..
"Whatever you do in life will be insignificant.. But it is very important that you do it because you can’t know. You can’t ever really know the meaning of your life & you don’t need to. Just know that your life has a meaning. Every life has a meaning. Whether it lasts one hundred years or one hundred seconds every life still has a purpose. & every death changes the world in it's own way.. Gandhi knew this. He knew his life would mean something to someone, somewhere, somehow.. & he knew with as much certainty that he could never know that meaning. He understood that enjoying life should be of much greater concern than understanding it. & so do I. You can’t know. So don’t take it for granted.. But don’t take it too seriously either. Don’t postpone what you want. Don’t leave anything misunderstood. Make sure the people you care about know. Make sure they know how you really feel because just like that, it could end.” — Tyler Hawkins, Remember Me