I Remember You is very good mystery horror film from Iceland.
I Remember You tells two separate stories which it connects at the end of the movie. The first story concerns the town doctor, who is helping the police with an investigation of a woman who has died. His character spend the entire film trying to figure out this town’s dark past and trying to live with the torment of the loss of his son, who went missing some years earlier.
The other story is about a married couple (and her best friend) who are in town to convert an old, building into a bed & breakfast. There are some personal issues between the three, but the most interesting character by far is the wife. She’s also experienced some trauma in her past, and it is she who suffers the strange events that happen in this story.
The Review (Spoiler Free)
The movie starts slow but it is worth sitting through the movie because it gets so much better. The movie switch back and forth between these two stories. Initially it doesn’t really make sense but it slowly connects these two stories together.
There is bit of paranormal element to the movie, but the movie is mainly a missing persons mystery. So don’t expect much of jump scares and creepy scenes. But don’t let that discourage you. There are lots of twist and turn in the story to keep you entertained.
The actors’ performances were well done, and the landscape is perfect for such a glooming tale. There are no cheap shots, nor no stunt scares. A beautiful soundtrack and gorgeous cinematography are icing on the cake of this thriller.
The movie was pretty focused on the main story, and there weren’t much side stories or unnecessary relationships that really distracted from the story. The pacing was slow but steady. To be honest, it was so slow and steady that was almost beginning to suspect that the film would have disappointing ending. However, The ending is very satisfying because the mystery of missing person is solved and how they connect the two stories together. It is worth sitting through the end.
I would definitely recommend this movie for anyone who likes mystery, and don’t mind a teaspoon of spook in that.
In the Nutshell
I Remember You is not really horror movie but it is pretty good mystery thriller. [ I give 4 out of 5 stars.]
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Genre: Mystery / Paranormal
Rotten Tomato Rating: 100% / 60%
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