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Reminiscence is Warner Bro Pictures’ new sci-fi thriller written and directed by debutant director Lisa Joy. The film was released simultaneously in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service. The film has grossed $ eighteen million at the box office so far. The film can also be roughly categorized as Christopher Nolan, the neo-noir.
Filming for the film began on October 21, 2019. The film was originally scheduled for release on April 16, 2021, but due to the pandemic situation it was discontinued and the new release date went unannounced for some time. . Later, on August 11, 2021, the film premiered at BFI MAX and on August 20, 2021 the film was released by Warner Bros. Pictures.
The theatrical release was on September 3, 2021 and the film was released in other parts of the world on August 25, 2021. The release date has also seen some changes due to the release of another film and has been postponed to August 20. 2021.
The story takes place in Miami, where due to climate change the city is flooded and the townspeople are forced into the nightlife as they cannot go out during the day due to the extremely high temperatures.
The main male character in the story, Nick Bannister, opens a business with his friend Watts that allows people to relive their past memories. One day, a woman named Mae walks in as a likely client, and Nick instantly feels an attraction to her. They sing and dance, “creating new memories”.
Nick’s friend Watts is skeptical of Mae, and to their surprise, Mae disappears shortly after. Nick feels uncomfortable about her disappearance and sets off in search of a search. The story further develops around various biting incidents and revelations, which can be discovered by watching the film.
In the role of Nick Bannister we will see an actor who does not need description: Hugh Jackman. Rebecca Ferguson plays the mysterious Lady Mae. In the character of Watts, Nick’s friend, we will see Thandiwe Newton.
In the recurring cast, we’ll play Cliff Curtis as Cyrus Boothe, and Marina de Tavira will play Tamara Sylvan and a few other more skillful actors.
The film received a rating of 5.1 / 10 on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 166 reviews. The website also added: “Although Reminiscence not lacking in narrative ambition, its uncertain mix of sci-fi action and noir thriller mostly evokes memories of better films.
Metacritic gave the film forty-six out of a hundred, with “mixed or average reviews.” The film received a “C +” over “A +” on Cinema Score.
Variety reviewers commented, “A perfectly calibrated two hour mirage of things we’ve seen before. “
Overall, the film stands out for its innovation, its ambition, but might be slightly underwhelming for hardcore sci-fi fans, who have set their standards for neo-noir Christopher Nolan.