Thursday, May 7, 2009

Memento (2000)

4.5 / 5
Tagline: Some Memories Are Best Forgotten
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Written by: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Actors include: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Length: 113 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

This is a really good film, but it's very very hard to sit through. Why? Well the story is told in reverse so you are continually questioning what's going on (as is our lead character). See he has a form of amnesia that only allows him to remember information for a short period of time. He covers himself with tattoos and writes many notes to remember but can he even trust those anymore? He seems to know he's on a mission to avenge his dead wife, but that's about it. The thing is I truly can't say more without ruining the experience. I can say that you must be patient with it (the person I was watching it with made me finish) but it's so gosh darned interesting when things start coming together. Definitely a genius picture that is just a little unique is all!

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