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Memento (2001)

Cast: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Junior Boone, Stephen Tobolowsky, Harriet Harris, Jorja Fox

Director(s): Christopher Nolan

Language: English

Genre: Thriller


Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) wears expensive, European tailored suits, drives a late model Jaguar sedan, but lives in cheap, anonymous motels, paying his way with thick wads of cash. Although he looks like a successful businessman, his only work is the pursuit of vengeance: tracking and punishing the man who raped and murdered his wife. His suspicions dismissed by the police, Leonard's life has become an all-consuming quest for justice. The difficulty, however, of locating his wife's killer is co... [Get complete synopsis]


motleymitch wrote on June 27, 2005, 1:31 pm
Not a movie for impatient people, but the fucked-up time-line and piecing together of the mystery is a lot of fun to go through, and very nail-biting. I think the DVD offers an option to watch the film in the proper sequence of events, which I'd think would make for a less inspired viewing.
Deril wrote on June 27, 2005, 3:29 pm
this was a pleasant surprise, as I saw it having not heard of it. Don't think it has a good re-watchability to it, but great movie & very well directed. I think this director is the same guy who just did Batman Begins.....I could also be wrong about that.
Papamikey wrote on November 20, 2009, 9:50 am
I finally got around to watching this movie and, unfortunately, had hyped it up too much in my mind. Would that I had the main character's ability to forget things....sigh.

I was underwhelmed at best...the story-telling technique (there's a name for it which eludes me at the moment - rorsarch method or something like that) was vaguely interesting but in the end it becomes one of those films that loses my interest in the twists and he/she isn't what they appear to be cliches. Where I end up not caring and waiting for the end "reveal"

*spoiler warning*

...which never really came. It wasn't all explained at the end, which I ASSUME means it leaves it open to interpretation. Was HE the one who killed his wife? What is REAL when every 2nd minute you re-invent reality? OOooohhh...VERY deep.


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