I Love Rob’s Other Mom

(originally posted on Blogger on April 22, 2010)

This post is not about Mrs. Pattinson (that’s Twibite‘s territory) but it does relate to Rob’s Mom. I’ll get there, just stay with me…

Unlike the rest of you out there I did not rush out to go see Remember Me. I waited until the absolute last possible moment to succumb to the guilt and finally gave in. I was lucky to have my good friends MK and Mrs. R join me at the only place that was still running the movie this week. My suspicions were that if we didn’t see it this week then we’d be waiting for the DVD. Of course, I’ll buy it anyways…

I did NOT see the Chinese version
(pic courtesy of Thinking of Rob)

Most of you have seen it so I’m not going to rehash the plot and for those of you who haven’t I’m not going to spoil it for you.

First of all, this movie was a wake up call.

Up until last night I viewed myself as a Robward fan and frankly, embarrassingly, had not seen Rob in anything else other than Twilight except for his brief role as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter. I was prepared to be disappointed just because I was worried I’d notice his terrible New York accent and that he might be a bad actor.

Well I was really impressed by Remember Me. Rob proved to me that he is a good actor and that he is just being held back by a poor screenplay in the Twilight Saga. I’m sure many of you knew this already and never doubted him but I had to see it for myself.

Things of note in Remember Me:

Did anyone notice in the fancy restaurant dinner scene how strangely he holds his fork? Check out the video below at point 1:11. Maybe it’s just because he’s British (or possibly gay)? It was so odd that I don’t remember the dialogue but just kept staring at his fingers.

Where does the Rob’s Mom part come in?

Here is Rob with his Remember Me onscreen sister Ruby Jerins and mom Lena Olin.

I did not know that Lena Olin was in this movie. If I had I probably would have seen it sooner.

Lena Olin aka Rob’s Mom

You see, I’ve had a wee bit of a girl crush (to use a Twired Jen term) on Lena Olin since I was young. I don’t even know when it started. Have you ever seen The Unbearable Lightness of Being? Well, despite how erotic it was I couldn’t have fallen for her because of it since I was only 12 at the time.

Rob’s Mom in 1988

Maybe it was the Roman Polanski flick The Ninth Gate from 1999 that made me start following her. I originally saw it because it was a Johnny Depp movie.

Johnny Depp and Rob’s Mom Lena Olin

She was haunting in her role in Chocolat (another Johnny Depp movie) as a battered wife.

And most recently Rob’s Mom played an evil sexy mom to Jennifer Garner in the television series Alias.

Imagine if Rob and Jennifer Garner were siblings?

So, Remember Me left me thinking about Rob Pattinson and Jennifer Garner as siblings. It also made me go “isn’t that sweet? sigh…” every time he was with his on-screen younger sister.

Ooh, isn’t that sweet? He looks so cute doting after her.

Lastly, and the saddest part of this post, this movie reminded me that Rob is really just a kid. He is only 23 and although that is the same age I was when I got married so he is technically an adult, it does remind me that I am celebrating my 10 year wedding anniversary. You’d have to swap the numbers in my age to make me the same age as him and that just isn’t right.

What really brought it home that he is an infant? The famous backpack shot from the cafe.

Seriously he is so a kid.
At least he’s wearing both straps so his back
won’t get hurt when he grows up.

On a totally separate note, I think I’m going to the Twilight Convention in May. Thank you to everyone for weighing the options with me. Ultimately my best friend MK chiming in on the comments offering to come with me and give me an alibi in case I’m caught by a patient was the push that I needed. Yeah to meeting Peter Facinelli and Catherine Hardwicke in 3 weeks 🙂


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