Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: Christopher Nolan
Written By: Christopher Nolan
Released: September 5th, 2000
Runtime: 116 minutes
Studio: Newmarket Films
Leonard (Guy Pearce) is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty, however, of locating his wife's killer is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he's going, or why.
This is a very complicated film. (As a lot of Christopher Nolan's films are!) Until you know the ending then you realise it maybe wasn’t all that hard to follow after all. Maybe that’s the case with all these kinds of films? It jumps a lot through time, none of the events that take place happen logistically on the timeline. Some events we see twice either from a different angle or with more added to them that we didn’t see before. It’s all part of the guessing game.
What I liked even more about it was that I honestly thought I had figured it out. And while I in a way I was sort of right there was still a whole other revelation thrown at you before the end credits. Several twists are given along the way. It’s very cleverly constructed and the clues are fed to you subtly and effectively.
As Christopher Nolan’s second film, it’s original and offers a very satisfying pay off at the end. 100% worth the watch.