Writer: Mark Palansky, Mike Vukadinovich (Screenplay)
Starring: Peter Dinklage, Matt Ellis, Jordana Largy, Martin Donovan, Evelyne Brochu, Henry Ian Cusick, Anton Yelchin, Julia Ormond
Plot: The widow of a wise professor stumbles upon one of his inventions that’s able to record and play a person’s memory.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Emotional Sci-Fi Mystery
Story: Rememory starts as we meet Sam Bloom (Dinklage) a model maker that is haunted by his memories after the accident that took his brother. Years later Sam has been studying Gordon Dunn (Donovan) the mastermind behind the Rememory device, which is designed to keep memories.
When Gordon dies or is killed we are unsure, Sam steals the Rememory machine to visit the test subjects as he uses the devices to see if he can remember his brother’s dying words to him. Soon Sam finds himself investigating the death of Gordon with a large list of subjects including co-workers, test subjects or even family.
Thoughts on Rememory
Characters – Sam Bloom is a man with a haunted past, he suffers nightmares about what happened to his brother, but once Gordon Dunn dies he uses the Rememory machine to figure out who the killer is and to find peace in his own nightmare. Gordon Dunn is the mastermind that created the Rememory machine to grieve his own daughter’s death but his choices in subjects cause a list of suspects that could want him dead. Carolyn Dunn is the wife of Gordon that closed after her daughter died and became distant from Gordon, she does help Sam uncover the truth.
Performance – The performance put out by Peter Dinklage is fantastic and shows just how talented he truly is, the supporting cast is also great with Martin Donovan, Julia Ormond and the late Anton Yelchin giving us the character we need from their performances.
Story – The story gives us an insight into dealing with memories, the good, the bad and the ones you want to forget. We follow one man who wants to solve a mysterious death and we do have a nice list of suspects giving us a mystery we can get invested in. the idea our main character Sam is also dealing with a moment of regret helps too, we are taken on a rollercoaster of emotions as we learn the truth.
Mystery/Sci-Fi – A mystery needs a list of suspects and this does give us this as we look to see the mystery get solved through the film, the sci-fi side of the film looks at the idea that we can record our memories to relive them at times.
Settings – The film doesn’t make too much of the settings with most just showing the different worlds our characters come from.
Special Effects – The effects are everything you need them to be, we have simple uses to show the memories that have small fracture feelings through them but just show us which are real and which are memories.
Scene of the Movie – Sam’s recorded memory.
Final Thoughts – This is a mystery sci-fi that does keep you guessing and you get rewarded with the powerful conclusion and brilliant performance from Dinklage.
Overall: Sci-fi mystery that plays on the emotions.