US RATING: **
IN THEATERS FRIDAY 3/12
Tyler (Robert Pattinson) and Ally (Emilie de Ravin) meet at NYU in 2001. Both have baggage: His brother killed himself and her mother was murdered.
The drama -- a far cry from the vampire stories of Twilight -- allows Pattinson to show broad emotional range. But the script is rife with clichés, and the sex is so artily lit it seems direct from cable. Plus, the film never finds a consistent tone, from its shockingly violent opening to its morbid finale.
-- THELMA ADAMS