Memento (2001)

Rated R, right? Can’t remember… 😉

The ultimate in gimmicky puzzle films (in a year that was filled with them) provides our juicy topic for the Next 141 Project. Guy Pearce plays one of the most unreliable narrators in film history and we speculate if he actually has “selective memory syndrome”, rather than bonafide Anterograde Amnesia. Bev has strong feelings about who the real villain of Christopher Nolan’s Memory Movie is and we both claw into the truth about Leonard’s opinion about his condition. Trying to fully grasp this movie is hard work and even repeated viewings don’t answer all your questions…and that’s a plus! So fire up our gum-flap about one of the very best pictures of the first 2 decades of this century.

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For The Record: Nolan has directed 10 movies, not 8. Also, to be clear, Teddy says he was assigned Leonard’s case when the Shelbys were attacked, so he’s been dealing with Leonard ever since then. He didn’t just happen to come across a man who’s mentally ill and take advantage of him.


Coming Attractions Trivia Answer: ???

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

2001 U.S. Box Office

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

IMDb’s Top 250

National Film Registry in 2017

2001 Academy Award winners & nominees

Links to: Taxi Driver and Mulholland Drive and The Matrix and The Dark Knight and Inception

YouTube links: The beginning is the end (of Teddy) and Natalie goads Leonard and Leonard v. Dodd and Teddy tells “the truth?” and Leonard chooses to remember what he wants to remember

Previously on the Next 140 Project: Birdman

March 11th on the Next 142 Project: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon