How the movie opens March 12 will be a true test of Pattinson's marquee power outside the Twilight franchise. Will women flock to see him playing a regular guy who isn't Edward Cullen? The fact that it's a sincere romance with father/son conflict (and not a formula romantic comedy) should work in its favor, along with a solid ensemble including Lost's Emilie de Ravin, Pierce Brosnan and Chris Cooper. I don't have a handle on director Allen Coulter, who fumbled Hollywoodland but boasts strong TV credits (Damages, Rome, Nurse Jackie, The Sopranos, Sex and the City). While I have always been on Team Pattinson, so far his extra-curricular work has been in the less than inspiring European art films Little Ashes and How to Be.
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