History YMMV / Memento

30th Jun '17 8:17:31 AM ironballs16
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* MemeticMutation: "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/dont-believe-his-lies Don't Believe His Lies]]" is an exploitable where Teddy's face on the corresponding Polaroid is replaced with the face of someone you believe is a ConsummateLiar, such as Creator/PeterMolyneux or [[VideoGame/DarkSouls Knight Lautrec]].
26th Jun '17 2:07:12 PM AdelePotter
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* JerkassWoobie: Natalie. [[spoiler:Yeah, she manipulates Leonard into killing Dodd and repeatedly insults him and his wife, but then you find out Leonard killed her boyfriend -- and she knew from the moment she met him, while he has no idea. Also, it's implied that Natalie does develop some genuine empathy for him later on when she gets to know Leonard and understand the truth of his condition.]] Her actions aren't ''justified'', per se, but they are very, ''very'' understandable once you know all the facts.
28th Apr '17 7:47:50 PM Josef5678
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* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Subverted with Natalie. At first, she seems like a complete ManipulativeBitch, but as it turned out, she had good reason for doing what she did.]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: MoralEventHorizon:
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[[spoiler: Subverted with Natalie. At first, she seems like a complete ManipulativeBitch, but as it turned out, she had good reason for doing what she did.]]



* RewatchBonus: The film takes a whole new light when you watch it a second time around. Some of the characters' behavior, such as Natalie's initial attitude with Leonard, makes a lot more sense when you know the details.



* WhatAnIdiot:
** Teddy, knowing what he knows about the protagonist's facts concerning the case, and knowing that [[spoiler:his own real name is John G.]], why he went within a hundred miles of this guy can at best be chalked up to [[spoiler:greedy recklessness]] and less charitably [[spoiler:just a death wish]]. At least he used an alias. Still, it's a bad idea.

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* WhatAnIdiot:
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WhatAnIdiot: Teddy, knowing what he knows about the protagonist's facts concerning the case, and knowing that [[spoiler:his own real name is John G.]], why he went within a hundred miles of this guy can at best be chalked up to [[spoiler:greedy recklessness]] and less charitably [[spoiler:just a death wish]]. At least he used an alias. Still, it's a bad idea.
13th Jul '16 5:50:12 PM Josef5678
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* AwardSnub: ''Memento'' was one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2001 and is frequently ranked as one of the best films of the 2000-2009 decade, yet it didn't even receive a Best Picture Oscar nomination.

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''Memento'' was one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2001 and is frequently ranked as one of the best films of [[TurnOfTheMillennium the 2000-2009 decade, decade]], yet it didn't even receive a Best Picture Oscar nomination.
20th Mar '16 4:08:10 PM DoctorCooper
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** [[spoiler: Leonard arguably crosses this when he decides to consciously forget the truth about what happened and makes it seem as if Teddy was the one who killed his wife, just so he would still feel a sense of purpose. This in itself becomes rather blurry depending on just how you interpret [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Teddy's character]] and whether or not what he said was actually true.]]
* TheReveal: Subverted. Teddy [[spoiler:hiding his identity as John G]] is a ForegoneConclusion about a fourth of the way through the film, with the rest of the movie leading up to that point. [[spoiler:But he is not the first John G that Leonard has killed.]]

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** [[spoiler: Leonard arguably crosses this when he decides to consciously forget the truth about what happened and makes it seem as if Teddy was the one who killed his wife, just so he would still feel a sense of purpose. This in itself becomes rather blurry depending on just how you interpret [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Teddy's character]] and whether or not what he said was actually true.]]
* TheReveal: Subverted. Teddy [[spoiler:hiding his identity as John G]] is a ForegoneConclusion about a fourth of the way through the film, with the rest of the movie leading up to that point. [[spoiler:But he is not the first John G that Leonard has killed.
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** Teddy, knowing what he knows about the protagonist's facts concerning the case, and knowing that [[spoiler:his own real name is John G.]], why he went within a hundred miles of this guy can at best be chalked up to [[spoiler:greedy recklessness]] and less charitably [[spoiler:just a death wish]].
** At least he used an alias. Still, it's a bad idea.
* WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHerBack: Played with.

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** Teddy, knowing what he knows about the protagonist's facts concerning the case, and knowing that [[spoiler:his own real name is John G.]], why he went within a hundred miles of this guy can at best be chalked up to [[spoiler:greedy recklessness]] and less charitably [[spoiler:just a death wish]].
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wish]]. At least he used an alias. Still, it's a bad idea.
* %%* WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHerBack: Played with.
13th Apr '15 8:27:49 PM honeyishrunkmyself
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** What about Teddy? Is he just a scheming crook who manipulated a hapless amnesiac into becoming his own personal thug? Or is he, in fact, the only real friend that Lenny has—a devoted pal who's been keeping Lenny out of jail, holding him back from becoming a full-blown serial killer, and giving him purpose and protection—all because he just wants the poor guy to be happy?

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** What about Teddy? Is he just [[spoiler:just a scheming crook who manipulated a hapless amnesiac into becoming his own personal thug? thug?]] Or is he, in fact, the [[spoiler:the only real friend that Lenny has—a devoted pal who's been keeping Lenny out of jail, holding him back from becoming a full-blown serial killer, and giving him purpose and protection—all because he just wants the poor guy to be happy?happy?]]
28th Jan '15 7:13:47 AM hbi2k
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* [[WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack Why Would Anyone Take Her Back]]: Played with.

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* [[WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack Why Would Anyone Take Her Back]]: WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHerBack: Played with.
10th Nov '14 1:10:43 PM willynilly91
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* RewatchBonus: The film takes a whole new light when you watch it a second time around.

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* RewatchBonus: The film takes a whole new light when you watch it a second time around. Some of the characters' behavior, such as Natalie's initial attitude with Leonard, makes a lot more sense when you know the details.
30th Oct '14 3:29:39 AM RoninX
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** What about Teddy? Is he just a scheming crook who manipulated a hapless amnesiac into becoming his own personal thug? Or is he, in fact, the only real friend that Lenny has—a devoted pal who's been keeping Lenny out of jail, holding him back from becoming a full-blown serial killer, and giving him purpose and protection—all because he just wants the poor guy to be happy?

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** What about Teddy? Is he just a scheming crook who manipulated a hapless amnesiac into becoming his own personal thug? Or is he, in fact, the only real friend that Lenny has—a devoted pal who's been keeping Lenny out of jail, holding him back from becoming a full-blown serial killer, and giving him purpose and protection—all because he just wants the poor guy to be happy? happy?
* AwardSnub: ''Memento'' was one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2001 and is frequently ranked as one of the best films of the 2000-2009 decade, yet it didn't even receive a Best Picture Oscar nomination.
** Christopher Nolan received a Director's Guild Award nomination but was snubbed by the Oscars.
** The film did receive two Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing. However, considering that ''Memento'' has appeared on lists of the [[http://www.wga.org/subpage_newsevents.aspx?id=1807 greatest screenplays]] and [[https://www.editorsguild.com/magazine.cfm?ArticleID=1102 best edited films]] of all time, one could argue it should have won both nominations.
24th Oct '14 9:00:41 PM willynilly91
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* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Subverted with Natalie. At first, she seems like a complete ManipulativeBitch, but as it turned out, she had good reason for doing what she did.]]
** [[spoiler: Leonard arguably crosses this when he decides to consciously forget the truth about what happened and makes it seem as if Teddy was the one who killed his wife, just so he would still feel a sense of purpose. This in itself becomes rather blurry depending on just how you interpret [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Teddy's character]] and whether or not what he said was actually true.]]


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* RewatchBonus: The film takes a whole new light when you watch it a second time around.
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