Remember Me is one of the most highly anticipated film releases of 2021, and with good reason. The cast is incredible, and the trailer looks like a masterpiece. Set in the ‘80s, the film tells the story of an amnesiac who must piece together his memories in order to piece together his identity. But while the movie is undoubtedly spectacular, it’s not without its flaws. Most notably, the main character’s accent is rather hard to understand, which some critics have referred to as ‘broken English’. We caught up with the star of the movie, Robert Pattinson, to discuss the film, its themes, and more.

On The Film Industry And Its Trendiness

“The thing with this industry is that it’s trendy. People come together for the fun of it, then part again. As long as there’s a part to play, people will want to come together.”

Pattinson plays David Morrell, a man trapped in an amnesiac state where he has no memory of who he is or where he comes from. In an effort to piece together his memories, Morrell searches for people with a connection to him – the mother who gave him up for adoption, his high school sweetheart Cassandra, and a man named Michael Green – who is connected to both of them. With the help of these three people, and the stunning London locations that the film was shot in, Morrell attempts to piece together his identity and what happened to him before he lost his memory.

The Accent In The Film Is A Little Hard To Follow

While fans of the book will no doubt enjoy the performances and the incredible locations, it’s the accent that will likely leave the most lasting impression. Not content to simply mimic the English language, Morrell’s accent is a mishmash of different accents and words that don’t seem to necessarily go together. For example, when asked about his mother, who dies at the beginning of the film, he replies: “She was Ukrainian.” Then he asks: “But how did you know that?” When describing his first kiss, he says: “It was magical” and “It was love at first sight.” It’s hard to put into words the effect that having such an accent – or maybe just the sound of it – has when listening to the film. Whether or not you speak English as a first language, you’ll have no problem understanding what he’s saying.

Why David Was Tricky To Portray

If you read the book, you’ll learn that David is not always the sympathetic character that Pattinson plays. In fact, he’s more of a jerk than a sympathetic character, especially in the beginning of the book. One of the scenes that is particularly difficult to watch, and which helped Pattinson to understand what to leave out of his performance, is when David beats up a homeless man, dumps his body in the gutter, and continues walking towards his high school without even a second thought. The entire scene is difficult to watch, and it shows how much better the novel is than the film. While we don’t recommend that you read the book before seeing the film, the screenplay does a good job of showing why David is the way he is, and it makes you understand why he does the things he does, even if you don’t necessarily agree with them. It was also important for Pattinson to play a character who is not a complete monster, who does have good qualities. After all, it’s not often that you see an anti-hero with a heart of gold.

While it may not be for everybody, if you like your films to have a bit of a dark twist, or if you just want to see a good performance, then consider seeing Remember Me. It’s an incredibly impressive debut for Pattinson, who showed amazing emotional range after amazing emotional range in his performance, and left us wanting more.