Director: Christopher Nolan
Memento is a psychological movie about a man named Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) with a memory disorder trying to find the man that raped and murdered his wife. Leonard is not able to make new memories and has to take pictures of things and take notes in order to keep things organized, but there are people who might use his disability to their own advantage. This movie is full of twists and turns and is very unique in the way that it tells it’s story. Memento is my favorite movie of all time and will probably always be.
First thing I love about Memento is how unique it is. A lot of movies nowadays are just the same and tell the same old story, but not Memento. This is a movie that has a very unique story and tells in it a very unique way. The begining of the movie is actually the end of the story, and the end of the movie is the begining of the story.
The cinematography was also spectacular. The filming was actually done in such a way as to confuse the audience in order for them to sympathize with Leonard. There were a lot of great shots in the movie that left me impressed.
Another thing that I liked about Memento was the dialogue. The dialogue was very good and realistic as with most Christopher Nolan movies. There were some parts in the dialogue that were very thought provocative and left me questioning things like memory and our human nature.
The acting in Memento was spectacular, Guy Pearce, Joe Pantoliano and Carrie-Anne Moss did an amazing job in this movie. Each of they’re performances were great in their own way, but the performance that jumped out at me the most was Joe Pantoliano. Especially in the end when he blew everyone’s mind, Guy Pearce was also great in this scene, but I especially loved Joe Pantoliano’s performance in that scene.
I highly, highly recommend this movie to everyone who likes a good story, and a mind blowing conclusion. This movie is absolutely phenomenal, it is flawless which is extremely hard to do especially with subject matter as confusing as memory loss.
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