Sure, it might be different then how it used to be, but he doesn't remember
much of that. Every day, after downing his memory-forgetting pill, he says
goodbye to his wife and heads to where he works, the Child Protective Agency. His
job is to make sure that the citizens of his state remain loyal. That includes
keeping every child from seeing their parents and every parent their children.
It is better that way, and safer. Or so Carl has been told.
Safe, the one thing that the citizens around him have given so much for when
a devastating economy collapse threatened them in 2029. It is now 2050, and
thanks to a few radical minded politicians, a semblance of order has returned.
Of course the people now live in concrete, government-mandated houses—oh, and
sometimes the new white-coated policemen have to stun citizens with a memory
blocking thing-a-ma-gig—but it is a safer world. Or so Carl has been told.
Wow, you wonder, that sounds weird. Well, so does Carl—after he starts receiving
strange messages from a blue gel. And he starts to remember. The memories are
not pleasant and he pushes them away, but they keep reoccurring when he comes
into contact with this blue gel. He doesn't know it at first, but he has been
called to make a difference.
Meanwhile, his wife, Wendy, stops taking her "forgetting" pills,
and she too starts remembering. The two of them start to remember things they
have long forgotten, things that give a glimpse of a different life.
What follows is a whirlwind that Carl and his wife at times don't even
understand, much like how the audience feels. Confusing aptly describes the
life Carl has to live once he resolves to break loose from the pattern of the
world he lives in. But please bear with our hero, even if you too are lost in
his story. After all, what is a man to do when he finds himself on the right
side of the law, but on the wrong side of truth?
Hi everyone! Above is my first try at writing a movie review like the good
people of Pluggedin (Christian movie review sight) do. Tonight our family
watched Remember, a finalist in the
SAICFF. It definitely gets you thinking about how life could be like in a few
decades. If you really think about it, it is not all that far-fetched, either.
Though at times you will probably get lost in the rather sketchy story, I think
Remember is worth the 20$ I paid for
it. The acting is surprising good for a Christian movie, though the film
quality is about what is expected. So, my free citizens, support this movie . .
. while you still can.