There's nothing more fun (and at the same time frustrating!) to watch a movie about memory loss. You begin to question yourself. What is real? What has been forgotten? What am I missing? The Bumbles have asked us for our most memorable (ha) movies about memory loss, spells, or hypnosis.
One of my favorite movies about amnesia is Overboard, with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. It is so totally precious, and if I stumble across the movie when it is on TV, I have to stop and watch. This is one of the Bumbles favorites too, so I won't officially include it in my list. Here are a few more that come to mind (ha! pun intended):
1. Finding Nemo - now how could we forget (ha) our very favorite little fishy that has short-term memory loss? Everyone loves Dori, whether she's confused and dim or not.
2. Memento - I love to use this movie as an example of what a mind screw a movie can really be. Leonard has anterograde amnesia, which prevents his mind from storing new memories. He knows his wife has been murdered, but must chase clues quickly through notes and pictures, before they disappear from his mind. Plus, for sport, the movie starts at the end of the story and moves backwards. Incredible flick, just don't have a glass of wine or a beer while you are watching.
3. Mulholland Drive - since we are on the topic of the strange and mind-bending, let's just mention this David Lynch film. An naive girl comes to Hollywood and gets involved in a woman with amnesia who is trying to re-discover her identity. In various reviews, phrases such as "psychotic illusions" and "bizarre dream sequences" are used, but only scratches the surface. It IS David Lynch after all.