"In a few moments," says the disembodied narrator of the sleeping couple at the heart of the film, "they will remember that they are alive." What he fails to add is "and they'll probably be sorry about that." Remember Me is an arresting look at a slice-of-life in modern metropolitan Italy, with harried families struggling to remember what keeps them together over the constant din of society's distractions.
Carlo and Guilia have two typical teenage kids and have forgotten why they are together -- each member of the family urgently pursuing their own dreams instead of sacrificing to build a family. Predictably, things fall apart -- only to be reunited behind a crisis. But once the crisis passes, will they stay together having learned their lesson, or go back to being superficial, self-absorbed yuppies? Take a guess.
The film might be a bit uncomfortable for those of us who grew up in (or are currently living in) broken homes, but as a "deep dark truthful mirror," Remember Me is a compelling peek into modern (vapid, shallow, hollow) life.Copyright © 2015, CT Now