Tuesday, May 31, 2022


Memento is a 2000 neo-noir mystery thriller film about a man who suffers from anterograde amnesia, resulting in short-term memory loss and the inability to form new memories. He is searching for the people who attacked him and killed his wife. It has a nonlinear plot development, which I admit I don't care for in books or movies. This film is not one where you can do other things while you watch. It requires attention throughout. I watched it on HBO Max.

"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.


  1. I'm here and will gladly join you for a glass of ice water with lemon for T Tuesday. Hope whatever takes you away from the computer, it is something fun, not something worrisome.

    1. We're having a bit of a staycation. My husband's at a funeral this morning (work-related contact), so I'm taking some time to approve comments and such, but I won't be on blogger much. Thanks for checking on me :)

  2. I've enjoyed some of the films you have recommended. This looks like another good one. Boomarked. I had lemon ice water yesterday, too. Happy T Day

  3. ...it sounds complex.

  4. I love lemon in my water!

  5. I watched this many many years ago. And while I don't remember all the details but I remember at the time it was a movie like no other.

  6. Ice water tastes good, doesn't it? Especially when its hot. Hope you had a great T day Nita. And happy June as it is almost here.

  7. I like old fashioned, straighforward plots! Enjoy your ice water! Valerie

  8. I saw this on Netflix (well, rented the DVD) back in 2005 and gave it five stars. I remember it was complicated and you had to really focus on what was going on. I usually am not a fan of movies that time jump around but I remember this one was worth it. Made you think, that's for sure. :)

  9. This sounds interesting.

  10. Fabulous and your iced water looks so refreshing! Happy T Tuesday wishes 😁. Hugs Jo x