Memento Background

Memento Background

Memento is a psychological thriller movie directed by Christopher Nolan, written by his brother, Jonathon Nolan, and produced by Suzanne and Jennifer Todd. It was released on September 5, 2000.

Leonard Shelby is the main character and the story of the movie is based on him trying to find the person who raped and killed his wife. The issue is that he suffers from amnesia, so as soon as he finds evidence, he forgets it. He tries to defeat by tattooing and taking Polaroid pictures of every clue he finds. This helps him a little bit to recall his memories.

Memento is a mind-blowing thriller that earned numerous positive reviews. For example, it earned 8.5 out of a 10-star rating on IMDB and was nominated for Academy Awards. It was one of the hits in 2000. Angie Errigo from Empire reviewed it: "Genuinely perplexing and disturbing but still a thrill for true film lovers". John Morgenstern from Wall Street Journal said: "I can't remember when a movie has seemed so clever, strangely affecting and slyly funny at the very same time". Lastly, Anthony Lane from the New Yorker said: "The young British writer and director Christopher Nolan, who has every intention of putting us through the mill, doubles his fun by running the whole story backward". Overall, the film is a drama, crime, and thriller that is a must-watch, especially for people who want their minds spun with suspense and mysteries.

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