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synopsis_NN
:_:
leonard_NP
shelby_NP
(_(
pearce_NP
)_)
is_BEZ
a_DT
former_DT
insurance_NN
investigator_NN
on_IN
the_DT
trail_NN
of_IN
the_DT
man_NN
who_WP
killed_VBD
his_PP$
wife_NN
._.
leonard_NP
has_HVZ
only_RB
a_DT
few_DT
clues_NNS
to_IN
the_DT
murderer_NN
's_POS
identity_NN
;_;
to_IN
make_NN
matters_NNS
worse_JJR
,_,
he_PP
suffers_VBZ
from_IN
a_DT
condition_NN
which_WDT
inhibits_NNS
the_DT
creation_NN
of_IN
short-term_JJ
memories_NNS
,_,
meaning_NN
that_CS
leonard_NP
is_BEZ
always_RB
forgetting_VBG
what_WDT
happened_VBD
just_RB
minutes_NNS
earlier_JJR
._.
because_CS
of_IN
this_DT
,_,
leonard_NP
is_BEZ
forced_VBN
to_IN
rely_VB
on_IN
notes_NNS
he_PP
leaves_VBZ
for_IN
himself_PPX
._.
"_"
memento_NN
"_"
traces_NNS
the_DT
investigation_NN
back_NN
in_IN
time_NN
from_IN
its_PP$
apparent_JJ
culmination_NN
._.
review_NN
:_:
"_"
memento_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
the_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
movie_NN
i_PP
wish_VB
i'd_???
written_JJ
;_;
i_PP
can_MD
think_VB
of_IN
no_DT
higher_JJR
praise_NN
than_CS
that_DT
._.
i_PP
am_BEM
envious_JJ
that_CS
nolan_NP
has_HVZ
concocted_VBN
such_DT
a_DT
brilliant_JJ
,_,
involved_JJ
,_,
original_JJ
movie_NN
as_IN
this_DT
._.
an_DT
instant_NN
film_NN
noir_???
classic_NN
,_,
"_"
memento_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
virtually_RB
flawless_JJ
._.
the_DT
script_NN
is_BEZ
unlike_IN
any_DT
i_PP
have_HV
ever_RB
seen_VBN
--_???
a_NN
notable_JJ
achievement_NN
in_IN
these_DT
days_NNS
of_IN
recycled_JJ
hollywood_NP
homogeneity_NN
._.
although_CS
the_DT
idea_NN
of_IN
starting_VBG
at_IN
the_DT
"_"
conclusion_NN
"_"
of_IN
the_DT
plotline_JJ
and_CC
then_RB
moving_VBG
backward_JJ
in_IN
time_NN
to_IN
the_DT
"_"
start_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
entirely_RB
new_JJ
,_,
never_RB
before_IN
have_HV
i_CD
witnessed_VBD
it_PP
executed_VBD
with_IN
such_DT
flair_NN
and_CC
coherence_NN
._.
"_"
memento_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
endlessly_RB
exciting_JJ
and_CC
inventive_JJ
,_,
a_DT
rare_JJ
story_NN
which_WDT
keeps_VBZ
the_DT
viewers_NNS
guessing_VBG
during_IN
the_DT
film_NN
itself_PPX
,_,
and_CC
mulling_VBG
over_IN
its_PP$
connotations_NNS
long_JJ
after_IN
leaving_VBG
the_DT
theatre_NN
._.
and_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
merely_RB
an_DT
exercise_NN
in_IN
cerebrality_NN
;_;
there_EX
is_BEZ
plenty_PN
of_IN
action_NN
and_CC
an_DT
unexpected_JJ
dose_NN
of_IN
humour_NN
to_IN
keep_VB
the_DT
proceedings_NNS
lively_JJ
._.
nolan_NP
's_POS
direction_NN
is_BEZ
equally_RB
effective_JJ
,_,
never_RB
losing_VBG
its_PP$
crispness_NN
and_CC
clarity_NN
despite_IN
"_"
memento_NN
"_"
's_BEZ
challenging_JJ
gimmick_NP
._.
and_CC
to_IN
top_NN
everything_PN
off_IN
,_,
all_RB
the_DT
performances_NNS
rise_NN
to_IN
the_DT
occasion_NN
._.
pierce_NP
is_BEZ
terrific_JJ
as_CS
the_DT
troubled_JJ
leonard_NP
;_;
moss_NP
shows_VBZ
great_JJ
range_NN
as_IN
enigmatic_JJ
natalie_NP
;_;
and_CC
pantoliano_NP
's_POS
teddy_NN
achieves_VBZ
a_DT
splendidly_RB
affable_JJ
yet_RB
sinister_JJ
quality_NN
._.
"_"
memento_NN
"_"
may_MD
be_BE
the_DT
year_NN
's_POS
best_JJS
screenplay_NN
,_,
and_CC
is_BEZ
certainly_RB
amongst_IN
the_DT
top_NN
theatrical_JJ
attractions_NNS
of_IN
2001_CD
._.