My number one comment: Remember me? I'd rather not.
Apart from being slow and sad throughout the whole damn thing, it has an awful ending. If you're going to put a character through hell for two hours and make me watch it, the least you could do is let him live. Sorry. Spoiler alert. But really. He goes through issues with his father. There are issues with his sister. There are issues with his brother. His girlfriend dumps him. His girlfriend's father beats him up. Twice. And at the end, when there's just a smidge of normalcy to suggest that yes, life is looking up, they go to commercial. But when they get back, 9/11 has claimed the life of the one guy you'd like to see happy.
This is why I like comedies and why I probably didn't see this movie when it first came out.
Putting plot aside, there are some really interesting characters but they aren't really expanded on. The first scene of the movie has next to nothing to do with the story. At least not until the very end and even then, it's extremely minimal and could have done with some explaining. There's a bullying scene that... if anyone did that to my child, God help them. But I liked how the parents were bringing hell down on the school. I know I would. The cop in the story... yeah... I have issues with him. For one, I think it's a bit strange that a cop can beat up an innocent person, break into his house and beat him up again without facing any consequences. Not only that, he uses resources inappropriately and in one scene, slaps his daughter. Don't see much more than that of him so he doesn't really come off as someone you'd want in possession of a weapon. I also found the airing of family business in front of a boardroom of business associates to be odd. They ask to leave twice and are denied twice. So they have to sit while father and son yell across the table at one another. Talk about awkward.
Over all, a very heavy, depressing, sad movie with next to no comic relief, little action to push the plot forward and it leaves you with no one to root for. Do I need to say that I'm not a fan?
I will remember this incident in the future and remember that I have the power and ability to put on a DVD. Remember Me? Forget it.