22nd July 2024

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What I like the most in this type of films is the way they remind you that even when the whole group of people accept the world as it is, one very stubborn character with his perseverance and faith is enough to make a change. In addition, the De Niro’s creation shows his unique talent, which apparently fits not only to gangster characters, but also to show people with diseases. These roles seem extremely difficult to play in a credible way, also because they affect the reception of the disease in the audience.
I was most touched by the scene in which Leonard meets his mother for the first time since “awakening”. She took care of him all this time and she wasn’t even sure if she would ever have a converstation with him.