2 hours, 8 minutes
PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned.
for violence, sexual content, language and smoking.
Robert Pattinson ... Tyler
Emilie de Ravin ... Ally Craig
Pierce Brosnan ... Charles Hawkins
Lena Olin ... Diane Hirsch
Chris Cooper ... Sgt. Neil Craig
Tate Ellington ... Aidan Hall
| In this romantic drama, Robert Pattinson ("Twilight") plays Tyler Hawkins, a brooding, intense young man haunted by
the suicide of his older brother and constantly battling his
wealthy, Wall Street lawyer dad (Pierce Brosnan "GoldenEye"). Dividing time between
dealing with family problems, acting as big brother to his 11 year old
half-sister Caroline (Ruby Jerins "Shutter Island") and living at college in New York City with his obnoxious
roommate Aidan (Tate Ellington "Taking Chance"), Tyler seems far more intent on playing
One night when he's out on the town with Aidan, Tyler gets into a fight and antagonizes a cop, Sgt. Neil Craig (Chris
Cooper "Adaptation"), who ends up thrashing Tyler's face. Aidan discovers that
the cop has a pretty daughter, Ally (Emilie de Ravin "Lost"), and decides that they should get
revenge by having Tyler ask her out. In
the film’s opening scene, we have seen Ally as a child on a subway platform
with her mother, who is robbed and shot by a pair of hoodlums, as she watches. But when Tyler begins dating her, they both fall madly in love, until Ally learns the reason Tyler started dating her. Now he must attempt to win her back.
Set in pre-9/11 New York City, director Allen Coulter ("Hollywoodland") has made this low-key romantic drama with a melancholy
that seems ironic in retrospect. As the story ends on Sept. 11,
2001, there is a devastating
twist of fate that changes everything and will either seem highly romantic or preposterous and extremely tacky.