Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find out who murdered his wife. Shelby snaps Polaroids of people and places, jotting down contextual notes on the backs of photos to aid in his search.
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- Christopher Nolan
- DVD and streaming
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; scene access; trailer; cast and crew information
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, English SDHClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: PCM SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; making-of featurette.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Memento follows the efforts of a man to avenge the rape and murder of his wife. Throughout the film, Leonard is motivated solely by his desire to find and execute the man he believes killed her. Characters drink, smoke, steal, lie to one another, sell drugs and commit murders. This isn't a film that most viewers will be able to absorb easily: The plot is relayed in a jumbled fashion, as Leonard suffers from short-term memory lost, and the audience primarily relies on him for information. Expect strong language, some blood and fighting, and a dark/mature feel.
- Sexual Content
- Lots of bare-chested shots of the main character, plus one glimpse of his naked rear end.
- The actions depicted in the film are set into motion by the rape and murder of Leonard's wife. Leonard is motivated solely by his desire to find and execute the man he believes killed her. Blood and fighting are seen.
- Many uses of "f--k" and "s--t," plus "c--t" and more.
- Social Behavior
- The main character is wholly motivated by vengeance.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- The film deals extensively with drug deals, although the only drug use actually shown is a woman who snorted something that was probably cocaine.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it