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½ July 23, 2017
Film which allows for the perfect couple to have their relationship ripped apart by an ex-con who doesn't care about consequences.
July 20, 2017
It peaks your interest, but ultimately let's you down with poor motives and undecided purpose. An extra half star for the bizarre Budapest earthquake that killed almost 750k.
December 23, 2015
Mysterious, then interesting for the love triangle that emerges in this film. It just doesn't have a satisfactory ending.
February 7, 2015
Great performances, but a dull atmosphere and lack of any real tension drag it down. Also a great soundtrack.
Harlequin68
Super Reviewer
December 24, 2014
In "Remember My Name," Emily(Geraldine Chaplin) is new to Los Angeles. So, she starts by buying herself some clothes and finding an apartment where she asks Pike(Moses Gunn), the building manager, for some lamps. Next up is a job that she gets at a dollar store through knowing the mother of Mr. Nudd(Jeff Goldblum), the store's owner. All of which leaves her plenty of time to stalk Neil(Anthony Perkins), a construction worker, and his wife Barbara(Berry Berenson).

Alan Rudolph can be an especially exasperating director, considering his over reliance on mood to carry a movie. At least with "Remember My Name," there is a plot that should make a difference. But for the most part, the movie has an elliptical route to it, embracing the mystery instead. Which would be fine because it all makes perfect sense in the end. But only if this was all more compelling than simply watching a neat cast(including a young Alfre Woodard) do their thing. And then there's the whole Bulgarian earthquake thing playing in the background. At least the cool blues soundtrack is relevant.
½ July 24, 2012
Not even so bad it's good! Just awful!
JonathanHutchings
Super Reviewer
March 30, 2012
Few things irritate me more in film than nonsensical motifs. In Remember My Name, there are multiple mentions of the Budapest earthquakes (mostly through television broadcasts), and the characters barely even notice. I get that the tragedy is supposed set up and inform the various tragedies we're seeing on screen, but when there's no active engagement with that material from your cast, it's a waste of time. Geraldine Chaplin, as always, is outstanding as the lead, but even she and Perkins can't save this disjointed, languid film from figuring out whether it wants to be an updated "woman's revenge/melodrama" film or a mediation on psychoanalysis. Unfortunately, it fails at doing either.
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