Reviewed bysubxerogravityVote: 7/10/10
I don't know if this is the first time Peter Dinklage leads his ownmovie, but hopefully it will not be his last, cause he really made thisfilm. He just had me so into what was going on all the way to the bigrevealed in this murder mystery.
In it, Dinklage plays a man who lost his brother in a car accident, andcan't remember the last words he said before dying. It messes him upbadly, until he discovers a man who invented a machine that can recalland playback your memories and while he attempts to get a hold of thismachine, the inventor mysteriously dies and he gets caught up in tryingto find out how he died.
The movie is a little above average. It was an interesting mystery,mostly because of the cleaver plot device that centers around it (Themachine that can record your memories, giving it a bit of a Sci-Fiappeal) but the real reason to see the movie is Dinklage who gives afine performance to focus on rather than any loop holes you might find.
I think this movie took so long to get into theaters because of AntonYelchin's death. They may have had to do some reediting or reshoots toaccommodate his passing. It does not seem to effect the movie any, butwho knows how good the film could have been if his passing actually diddelay it's release. Plus, he's the other reason I went to see themovie.
I also enjoined Julia Ormond in the film, who played the inventor'swidow. The parts she shared with Dinklage especially really pop out atyou. I did not go into this to see her, but it was an extra addedsurprise.
Definitely something great to watch. A decent murder mystery with acool plot point made really better with the help of Dinklage, Ormondand Anton Yelchin (RIP).
Reviewed bychasburnsesqVote: 7/10/10
Man of the moment Peter Dinklage takes main role in this little beauty. I've never been keen on his acting (tortured soul type) - but hey it obviously works. I've been watching him for a long time (check The Station Agent 2003 which is when his career really kicked off) "Space Pants" aside - which is probably the reason for his tortured soul - Rememory is a nice little detective /mystery / Sly-fi (my new term for sci - fi films that aren't that futuristic, you have my permission to use it, the entire new series I'm working on at the moment is Sly-fi.. But I digress..) Finally a film that doesn't concentrate on his size.. although you might still.. He really appears to be spear-heading the small person in a film without prejudice. 7.4/10
Reviewed bymostesareVote: 7/10/10
First, I thought that it wouldn't be much to see about this movie, butafter I was digging through the story I noticed where it was headed andwhat it wanted to communicate. Yes, the message of it is simple andstraightforward, but the facts that got me fascinated were not only thescenes, but the manner by which they were filmed and how all was put sowell together to form something so beautiful. The staff that made thishas my appreciation. You created a piece of art.
Gordon Dunn, a famed scientific pioneer, is mysteriously found dead just after the unveiling of his newest work, a groundbreaking device able to extract, record and play a person's unfiltered memories. After his death, Gordon's reclusive wife, Carolyn, delves deeper into her own private world when a mysterious man shows up claiming to be from Gordon's past. With questionable motives he takes the machine and uses it to try and solve the mystery, beginning an investigation of memories that lead him down a path of guilt, grief, and betrayal to an unexpected answer.