From our memories, people of these mysterious, non-material things that turn us into who we are and people like Memento, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dark City, Blade Runner and Total Recall are trying to examine the fascinating phenomenon of human memory. Mark Palansky’s Reminder is the last to try the same thing, but with significantly less success.
Martin Donovan is Gordon Dunn, an innovative scientist who invented a way of physically removing memories from his patients. Thus, the disease may show the most traumatic memories with the intended therapeutic effect. But after Dunn is found dead in the office under mysterious conditions, his widow Carolyn (Julia Ormond) talks to an old friend of Dunn.