Question about the movie MEMENTO

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I just saw this a couple days ago and enjoyed it immensely, but I have a question.

At the very end you see him and his wife together in bed and on his chest he has tattooed "I DID IT" which means he killed the guy. If he killed the guy and had it tattooed on his chest to remind him, why did he continue to search? Furthermore, what happened to that tattoo?

Either I missed something pretty significant (I watched it twice) or this is a fatal flaw in an otherwise brilliant plot.
 
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I just saw this a couple days ago and enjoyed it immensely, but I have a question.

At the very end you see him and his wife together in bed and on his chest he has tattooed "I DID IT" which means he killed the guy. If he killed the guy and had it tattooed on his chest to remind him, why did he continue to search? Furthermore, what happened to that tattoo?

Either I missed something pretty significant (I watched it twice) or this is a fatal flaw in an otherwise brilliant plot.
There is the possibility that this is him fantasizing.
 
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There is the possibility that this is him fantasizing.

That's good. That would seem to make sense... she survived and he got his vengeance (in his mind)... that's the only plausible explanation for the tattoo to be there at that time but not in the present... he imagined it.

Wow... It must be incredible to have a mind that can put together such a complex plot and sew it so tightly.

Great movie!

Do you think Sammy was actually Lenny?

Probably, but he swears his wife wasn't diabetic... hmmmm.
 
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That's good. That would seem to make sense... she survived and he got his vengeance (in his mind)... that's the only plausible explanation for the tattoo to be there at that time but not in the present... he imagined it.

Wow... It must be incredible to have a mind that can put together such a complex plot and sew it so tightly.

Great movie!

Do you think Sammy was actually Lenny?

Probably, but he swears his wife wasn't diabetic... hmmmm.
Woody, with the intriguing possibilities here I think I'm going to rent it again tonight since it's been a while. Thanks for bringing this all up ... memento mori ... Memento mori is a Latin phrase that may be translated as "Remember that you are mortal," "Remember you will die," "Remember that you must die," or "Remember your death".
 
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Cool! okidooki...we just finished off the first season of Heroes and need something interesting to look at.
 
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Just like the unicorn scene in blade runner (in some versions it was removed, completely changing the plot of the movie), the 'tattoo scene' in Memento is one of those subtle scenes that completely change the story of the movie.

Entire diatribes have resulted from this scene. Is it all imagination? Did Lenny kill his wife? But he would have remembered the diabetes as that was before her death (real of perceived?).

Of course we saw the movie through Lennies eyes. Did we not see the tattoo? Or did we not remember it? Memory is unreliable and can be manipulated - that's one message that everybody agrees on about this movie!

Chris Nolan said that there's one single truth that explains everything. But he refuses to clarify himself about it.
 
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I have even heard some suggest that the tattoo scene was an accident, although I highly doubt it


if you are watching this movie for the first time, be prepared to see it a minimum of 3-4 times

Ive seen it at least a dozen myself, I love this movie
 
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missing

I might be missing something, but I thought that the writing on his body was just that (ball point pen) rather than tattoo?

Was I mistaken?
 

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