Sometimes the truth is more hurting that the lies. Sometimes people cannot handle the truth, they have to create the lies and the illusion to cover-up the pain of truths. The truth is complicated, it bounds a person to even discover it, and it is up to that person whether they want to accept it...or just forget it.
Leonard (Guy Pearce) is investigating the murder of his wife (Jorja Fox). Unfortunately, he suffers a short-term memory loss where he cannot form a new memory every day. The only clues and tools for his investigation are tattoos on his body, and polaroid pictures he's taken every day. Many people, such as Natalie (Carrie-Ann Moss), Teddy (Joe Pantoliano), and Burt (Mark Boone) claims they want to help him. He doesn't know who to trust or whether he can trust himself. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
First time I watched the movie, I held my breath and stunned of how amazing this movie is. Great script and very well directed. This movie gave my respect towards Christopher Nolan, who I think is a great director and great writer. Memento is an old-fashioned "film noir"-type mystery thriller with an intriguing, ingenious twist: outfitting the entire film with a style that mirrors the character and viewers' perspective as well. It is masterfully filmed and edited in such a way that it is chronologically presented backwards. While the average viewer may already be put off by such a complicated confusing format, it is a very original premise that is well worth the struggle to figure out. It was like watching a jigsaw puzzle being solved right in front of viewer, and when the pieces were placed together I found myself totally mesmerized by the whole thing.
As for the character of Leonard, I felt so much pity for him and yet I was frustrated that he knew that he is sick and yet doesn't do anything about it. He is obssesed with his investigation, and yet he is blind with his surroundings. He is helpless, and people seems taking advantages with his illness. Are there any decent people anymore in this world? Anyway, the movie is totally awesome and unforgettable, even this movie is about a man who forgets about everything. My friends love this movie, and so do I. And I pity those who doesn't like this movie because they are whining is too complicated. Oh, please. This movie is about philosophical questions with suspense that keeps the story sharp and pacy, and isn't afraid to layer in a little ultra-black humour. The impact is insidious – chances are, your brain will be replaying this fiendish puzzle of a film for months to come.
Due to my hectic schedule, I will not be able to review all new movies every week. I apologize. I will however review some older movies from DVDs from time to time. Thank you for understanding.
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