Watched Memento at film club, a highly confusing movie! Whilst I enjoyed it immensely, due to its complicated plot and un-chronological playing order Memento managed to leave me completely puzzled and made me want to watch it again almost immediately. In the most simple terms the movie was about Leonard Shelby (Guy Pierce) who was seriously injured during the raping (and apparent murder) of his wife and is left unable to create new memories. As well as coping with this Leonard is also searching for the man who left him like this. He’s helped with this by bartender Natalie (Carrie-Anne Moss) and ‘Teddy’ (Joe Pantoliano) who both seem rather suspicious characters. Leonard is manipulated and mocked throughout the film by various different characters and this creates a lot of sympathy for him. With twists that’ll keep you guessing throughout this has quickly become a favourite movie of mine.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, (short story) Christopher Nolan (screenplay)
Release Date: 20 October 2000 (UK
And just to prove how highly acclaimed the film was,
Nominated for two Oscars. Another 43 wins and a further 33 nominations.