BY Jen T. Tuazon
Remember Sunday is a story about a girl who meets a guy with short-term memory loss, so the guy has to fall in love with the girl every day for the rest of their lives. Sounds familiar?
Yes, the plot is definitely similar with the hit 2004 romantic comedy 50 First Dates. So what makes Remember Sunday worth watching anyway?
The plot of both movies may be the same, but they’re different, too: in Remember Sunday, it is Gus, played by Zachary Levi, who suffers from short-term memory loss. So it’s the girl, Molly, played by Alexis Bledel, who has to make the guy fall in love and not the other way around, as in 50 First Dates. And anyone aware of the complexities of girl-boy dynamics knows there’s a world of difference between the two scenarios.
In 50 First Dates, Henry (Adam Sandler) has to come up with elaborate efforts to make Lucy (Drew Barrymore) fall in love with him each day, and for the most part, these efforts work, as Lucy does fall for Henry practically every time by the time the day ends. Of course, this is not really surprising as girls easily appreciate efforts made by guys to woo them.
In Remember Sunday, however, the burden is on Molly. Fortunately, Bledel’s face is just so hauntingly beautiful it is entirely believable for Levi’s character to fall in love with her every time he sees her. But truth be told, Molly doesn’t really have to exert any effort to woo Gus, for as soon as Gus is convinced that he is indeed in love with this beautiful stranger, Molly doesn’t even have to do a thing!
If you find my lame attempt at comparison confusing, better you watch Remember Sunday and see for yourself. I guarantee this short and sweet, simple and charming movie is worth watching.
Moving Music: “I Don’t Know A Thing” by Lucy Schwartz is the song playing in the background in one of the sweetest scenes in the film.