Written and Directed by Christopher Nolan
Starring Guy Pearce, Carrie Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
Rated R for Violence, language, and some drug content
Length: 1hr 53min
Here’s a movie that feels great…at least the first time. It’s got a neat structure, a dark, gritty style and a pretty damn good twist. When I first watched Memento, I thought I was in love. Then I watched it again, and there were some problems. Then I watched it again and I realized something–rewatching is a mistake! Sometimes movies are meant for a single viewing. You get in, you have a good time, and you go home with sweet memories.
I hate to spoil those memories for those of you that loooove this movie, but Memento has some issues. There is NO character development, several gaping plot holes, and little to chew on once it’s over.
It’s not a bad movie, just a one-and-done. If you haven’t seen it, watch it. It’s a good time, but not a classic. If you think otherwise, think again.
2 1/2 out of 4 stars