"So you lie to yourself to be happy. There's nothing wrong with that. We all do it." -Teddy
The Guardian has a positive review and says,
Memento takes, as a starting point, the idea that memories are the building blocks of what makes us human: they inform our sense of self, our relationships with other people, our basic grounding in time and space. And in a genre known for unreliable narrators, memory makes for a shifty central character, telling Leonard (and us) things that turn out not to be true.Roger Ebert says,
The movie is more like a poignant exercise, in which Leonard's residual code of honor pushes him through a fog of amnesia toward what he feels is his moral duty. The movie doesn't supply the usual payoff of a thriller (how can it?), but it's uncanny in evoking a state of mind.Rotten Tomatoes has a critics consensus score of 93%, and their audience score is even higher. This film is included in the book 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
I'm having a refreshing glass of ice water:
I'd been planning on joining in the T Stands for Tuesday blogger gathering but won't be able to this week and maybe next. You are welcome to participate, though, assured of a warm welcome by other participants.