Director: Lisa Joy
Year Released: 2021
Former U.S. soldiers Nick (Hugh Jackman) and Watts (Thandiwe Newton) operate what can best be described as a "nostalgia clinic" for people to go in and re-experience their favorite past memories, but Nick gets thrown off when mysterious singer Mae (Rebecca Ferguson) shows up ... and later goes missing, which leads him to relentlessly search for her. There's a lot of bloated, inefficient storytelling going on here - Jackman's obsessive oneitis becomes harder to tolerate as it goes along - plus the "mind device" just so happens to be the most useful gimmick for our so-so detective to gather all the evidence he needs. The flooded streets of Miami give it a cosmopolitan Venetian vibe - although it never says anything more about the topic of global warming - and Hugh's dedication is (as always) commendable, but he can only do so much with the "tough guy" voice-over ("Memories are like perfume. Better in small doses.").