I don’t understand why reviewers are tippy-toeing around the Big Third-Act Revelation of Remember Me (Summit, 3.12) when they’re all writing “largely set in the summer of 2001” or words to that effect. With the story happening in New York City, what else could those seven words suggest? It’s not “largely set in the summer of 2000” or the summer of ’02 or ’04…please. I knew dead cold how this movie would end before I walked into the theatre. (And my walking out before the end is immaterial.)

So N.Y. Times critic Manohla Dargis giving the game away at the end of her review, particularly in her explanation of the film’s rating, is hardly a big spoiler…c’mon. Especially coupled with her calling the finale “shamelessly exploitative.”